The Pakistani nation was horrified to see over 100 children dying of hunger and diseases in Sindh’s Thar Desert – hardly a month after PPP CoChairperson Bilawal Bhutto held the Sindh Festival with great show and pomp, not to mention after spending millions. The most prominent feature of the SindhFest was its opening ceremony that was held at the heritage site of Mohenjo Daro. One would like to know how much public money was wasted on the arrangements and on taking dignitaries and guests to the site in chartered planes.
I can’t help thinking that while the festival was held with much fanfare as society begums attended fashion shows and bought designer dresses (to help some noble cause, mind you), the poor children of Thar, deprived of water, food and health care, were inching towards their deaths. Bilawal Bhutto did visit the famine-struck area once the media reported the situation but his visit can’t bring those children back.