Situation Alert: Thar, Kohistan declared drought-hit

Situation Alert: Thar, Kohistan declared drought-hit



Sindh Information and Local Bodies Minister Sharjeel Memon on Monday said that the Sindh government declared Kohistan and Tharparkar as drought-hit areas and free wheat would be provided to the affected families in these areas.

Talking to media at his office along with Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Director General Syed Salman Shah, Memon said that the decision was taken during a special meeting of Sindh cabinet at Bilawal House on Sunday. The meeting also approved the establishment of Kohistan Development Authority, similar to Thar Development Authority.

He said that the government had also decided to provide hand pumps, reverse osmosis plants, and solar energy equipments in the area. The solar energy devices will be provided to schools and households for an uninterrupted supply in the drought-hit areas.

CWS-P/A Response:

CWS-P/A is monitoring the situation and shall plan its response to the drought affected families accordingly.



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