Three children die in Thar


KARACHI: Three children lost their lives in Thar during the last 24 hours, according to reports.

The deaths are being attributed to malnutrition and in the month of April 27 children have lost their lives. This year the death toll of child deaths in Tharparkar stands at 227.

In April 2018, a report released by the United Nations Children Fund stated that Pakistan was among the countries with the highest infant mortality rates.

“Pakistan is the riskiest place to be born as measured by its newborn mortality rate,” the report stated. “A baby born in Pakistan is almost 50 times more likely to die during his or her first month than a baby born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore.”