` Pakistan orders probe into deaths in the `Thar Desert ‘ of 41 Children ‘

#AceWorldNews say that officials in southern Pakistan on Friday ordered a probe into the death of 41 children who reportedly died of pneumonia and malnutrition in a stretch of the Thar Desert, AFP said.

Reports from Mithi, one of the least developed and most remote districts in southern Sindh province, suggested that more than 100 people had died because of malnutrition.

Syed Qaim Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh, ordered the arrest of senior health officials for neglecting their duties.

Poor health and communication infrastructure keeps the Thar Desert, which begins around 300km from Karachi, disconnected from mainstream population.

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