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Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said all arrangements have been made to provide relief to each drought affected family in Tharparkar.

Addressing the cabinet meeting in Karachi, he said wheat in drought hit areas is being distributed by a committee comprising Assistant Commissioner, opinion leader of areas, and journalists.

The Cabinet also approved allocation of five billion rupees for Sindh police to purchase the latest equipment, weapons and bullet proof vehicles. 

Coordinator to Sindh Chief Minister for Relief, Taj Haider has said so far 87,500 bags of wheat have been distributed among drought-hit families in Tharparkar district.

Talking to media in Mithi, he said a fresh consignment of 7,490 bags of wheat has also reached Tharparkar for distribution among the affected people.

Relief work of Pakistan Army in drought hit areas of Tharparkar continued as another 700 tons of ration has been provided to the affectees in far flung areas.

An ISPR spokesman told that Army has set up thirty relief and medical camps where several hundred tons of ration has been provided to the affectees.

He said almost 30,000 patients had been given free medical treatment and medicines.

The spokesman said Army helicopters dropped 4,000 Kilograms of ration to the villages of Mithi including Verhnhario, Sabu Sand, Ismaeel Sangrasi and Jethiar on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Kamran Michel on Wednesday distributed ration bags among one thousand eight hundred drought hit families in Tharparkar district.

Talking to media at village Hot Jo Tar near Islamkot, he said that the whole nation stands by the people of Thar in this hour of trial and tribulation. He said arrangements are being made on permanent basis to provide clean drinking water and medical facilities to the area.

The Federal Minister also visited medical and relief camps established by Ports and Shipping Ministry for mitigating the miseries of affected-people.


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