SHC seeks Sindh Govt’s reply over relief supply

From Zeeshan Mirza

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court heard on Thursday a petition against the unjust distribution of ration in the province.
The court has summoned a detailed reply from the Sindh government and deputy commissioner by April 24. The government has distributed 250,000 ration bags so far, said Additional Advocate General Jawad Dero. Judge Muhammad Ali Mazhar asked what areas where the bags distributed in.
The additional advocate said that committees were formed on a divisional level and deputy commissioner and UC chairmen were looking after these affairs.
Advocate Ehsaan Bhutto, the petitioner’s lawyer, said that ration was distributed among some people in Karachi’s Lyari.
There were insects in the pulses distributed by the government, he claimed. The court expressed its shock over the petitioner’s statements and asked the additional advocate to reveal the details of what is given to people in these ration bags.
A bench of the high court, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, directed the government to spell out where did it distribute ration packs in wake of the outbreak of the coronavirus that has so far killed around 130 people and infected thousands across the country.