NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi handed over the country’s enhanced contribution for Palestinian refugees to the representative of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA), the branch of UN working to provide relief in the region.
Speaking on the occasion at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, ambassador Lodhi said this was done on the instructions of the government of Pakistan, and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people.
THARPARKAR: Two more infants died at Civil hospital Mithi, in Sindh’s drought-hit district of Tharparkar on Friday, due to the health problems caused by chronic malnutrition prevailing in the region for a long time, said the sources within the hospital.
Thar’s situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the provincial government of Sindh to address food shortage in the desert region.
With the death of two more toddlers in Tharparkar, the number of total fatalities this year has reached to 560 so far.
KARACHI: The Sindh Government to cope with growing deaths of infants in Tharparkar District has decided to launch nutrition program for 50000 families of the area.
This was disclosed by advisor to CM on Information, Law and Anti-corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab, who said; “the Government of Sindh had decided to launch from coming Monday, a comprehensive nutrition program for 50,000 families of Thar.”
THARPARKAR: As many as two more infants succumbed to malnutrition in the past 24 hours in Tharparkar area of Sindh province.
Sindh Health Department told private news channel that the deaths took place at Civil Hospital, Mithhi with the children being aged five and eight-days old.
The recent death of two children has taken the death toll in Tharparker to 17 for this month and 493 for the year.
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has reiterated his resolve to eradicate polio and measles from the province of Sindh by intensifying vaccination campaigns and launching awareness drives.
This he said on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting of provincial taskforce for polio eradication here at the CM House.