Distraught flood victims waiting for relief

Nov 30, -0001
Staff ReportBADIN: The miseries faced by flood victims know no bounds with relief goods falling well short; however, these people witnessed mirthful moments when they had births at their relief camp in the city.Meantime, flood-displaced people met police baton-charge in Badin area of Talhar as they protested outside NADRA office for no receipt of Pakistan Card. Six people were injured in police torture.Hundred of people suffering from epidemic maladies are under treatment at a government hospital of Umarkot with scarce bed and medicines.Sanghar areas including Almansoorah Colony, Housing Society, Model Town, Shesham Kot, Police Lines and MA Jinnah Road are submerged under several feet of water. However, district administration made no proper arrangements to drain water out of these areas. The stinking stagnant water is giving spur to myriad epidemic diseases in the affected areas.Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani took aerial view of Sanghar. He also sought from the affected people at Pak Army’s camp the details regarding relief activities.Meantime, the surge in water level at Indus River inundated more villages in Thatta, forcing the affected people to evacuate to safer locations. People who took shelter at Dulha Darya Khan Guide Embankment are starving as no relief could reach them so far. Two children were born at Iqra School camp in Badin which afforded the flood-distressed people happy moments and they celebrated the births. SAMAA

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