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Nine children die of malnutrition in Thar  

Hospitals lack proper medical facilities, doctors and medicines

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November 26, 2019


Beauty of Thar’s Karoonjhar mountains marred by illegal cutting, crushing

A mafia has been cutting the mountains for granite

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November 12, 2019


Locusts are Thar’s new culinary delight

Each year swarms of locusts invade the terrain

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October 1, 2019


Crops destroyed after locusts attack Thar

Insecticides are being sprayed

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September 30, 2019


Thar desert blooms after rain

It received a good amount of rainfall after many years

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September 13, 2019


These friends will take you on a tour of Thar

Zulfiqar Khoso and Dilip Parmar also provide food and accommodation

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September 12, 2019


Thar to finally get its first public university

Classes start from the upcoming academic year

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June 19, 2019


Sindh govt to pay Islamkot electricity bill: Bilawal

He inaugurated the Thar coal power plant on Wednesday

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April 10, 2019


In a historic first, a female legislator chairs Senate session

Senator Krishna Kumari was asked to chair the session on International Women’s Day

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March 8, 2019


Over 600 peacocks have died in Thar in last two months

Newcastle disease and shortage of water caused deaths

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October 22, 2018


486 children have died in Thar in 10 months, Supreme Court told

Court has summoned Sindh chief secretary on Wednesday

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October 9, 2018


Isolated and deprived, will Thar’s voters elect the same old faces?

It is difficult to imagine a life worse than that of the people of Sindh’s Tharparkar desert region. They live in abject poverty, perpetual hunger and do not have basic necessities. Tharparkar has become a major electoral battlefield this election. The people of Tharparkar are represented by two National Assembly constituencies — NA-221 and NA-222…

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July 19, 2018


Five more babies die in Tharparkar, death toll 250 in five months

Five more children died in Tharparkar of malnutrition, taking the death toll to 250 in the past five months. Sixteen children have died in this one week in the desert region that borders India. Tharparkar is one of Pakistan’s poorest districts spread over nearly 20,000 square kilometres in the country’s southeast. It is located at…

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May 30, 2018


This year’s death toll of children in Tharparkar reaches 245

As many as 245 children died of malnutrition this year in Tharparkar, said the health department. According to Civil Hospital, Mithi, two more children died on Tuesday, taking the toll to 245. “I have come here to review the deaths,” said the provincial director-general of Sindh’s health department, Dr Akhlaq Ahmed Memon. Doctors say malnutrition…

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May 29, 2018


Parched lips and empty stomachs of the ‘white’ desert

Reporting by Suleman Mendhro What feeds the Tharis? Salt. Tharparkar is often in the news for its malnourished children and famished population. The huge piles of salt found in the arid desert give these natives an opportunity to make a few bucks – against their blood, sweat and tears. These salt dunes have earned Tharparkar…

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April 2, 2018


CJ rejects Sindh govt report on Thar children deaths

KARACHI: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has lashed out at the Sindh health department for failing to provide proper health facilities to people of Tharparkar. A three-member bench header by CJ Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case regarding the death of children in Thar on Saturday. Sindh Health Secretary Fazlullah Pechucu appeared before the…

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March 31, 2018


Is hospital head not responsible for children deaths in Thar, asks CJP

PHOTO: FILE Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar asked if the hospital head was not responsible for the deaths of children in Thar He was hearing the case of children’s deaths in Mithi Hospital. The additional advocate-general told the court that three children died due to expired vaccines. According to him, hospital staff found…

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March 21, 2018


Video: Holi brings joy and colours to Thar

NEWS DESK: Thar has had its own vibrant culture full of colours. Holi brought even more colours and joy to the region where the festival was celebrated with renewed fervour. Holi, which marks the arrival of spring, saw the Hindu community engaged in festivities. Children and elderly participated alike and danced to the tunes of…

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March 2, 2018


Needless deaths

By Moniza Inam The road journey to Thar was enticing and exhilarating. The view was simply breathtaking with deep green foliage, flowing springs, chirping birds and contented cattle feasting on the freshly grown fodder. The air was fragrant and people were rejoicing the rain cycle which ended the three-year drought which played havoc with their…

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December 16, 2017


Thar: A journey from famine to fortune

By Ehtesham Anwar Watching news sitting at a TV launch or office cabin could merely give the perception of that very journalist, reporting the news, and it is sheer irony among the journalists fraternity that we perceive the news as what we think is right neither on the bases of reality nor the standard of…

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December 13, 2017


Thar Coal project to start operation ahead of deadline

ISLAMABAD: First phase of Thar Coal-Fired Power Projects is likely to begin commercial operations by June 2019 about four months ahead of its deadline. This was stated in a briefing to the media visiting the site of the project to witness the progress of the ambitious projects. According to a statement received here on Thursday,…

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July 27, 2017

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