CJP ‘unsatisfied’ with situation in Thar


–Chief Justice Nisar says Sindh govt set up fake medical camp to show performance 


ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday said that the current conditions in Thar are “unsatisfactory”.

A three-member bench of the apex court was hearing a case regarding the children’s deaths in the region when CJP Nisar described the conditions of the area which he visited on Wednesday.

According to reports, of the total number of fatalities, half of the children die within one month of their birth.

“The people were arranged on beds for our visit; however, when we left the place, the camp was removed and everything from that place was transported,” the top judge remarked.

“The nurses and other staff were hired for a few days (from some other place),” the CJP further said.

“The X-ray machine had been out of order for the last eight years. Operation theatre did exist but the medicines and surgeons were unavailable,” the chief justice added.

“The water I drank at the RO plant made me feel uneasy the entire day,” he said.

In addition to that, the CJP said that he was “surprised” to see the housing project.

“Houses are being given to people for five million rupees while no cost was being charged for the land,” he said, adding that “there are schools in the area but there was neither staff nor drinking water”.

“I was ashamed to see the absence of washrooms in a girls school,” the chief justice commented.

Following this, the bench adjourned the hearing till December 27.