Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli

Muhammad Abbas Khaskheli

The writer works at a national level organisation in Mithi, Sindh. He writes about the social and environmental issues of Sindh. He tweets @mabas_khaskheli (twitter.com/mabas_khaskheli)

At what cost is Thar being ‘developed’?

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari visited Tharparkar two weeks ago. He addressed a huge gathering near Main Bypass Road Islamkot, stayed the night at MNA Mahesh Kumar Malani’s residence in Mithi, visited Thar Coal Block One and Two on the second day of his visit and then departed for Karachi. Did he miss something in all of this? Yes, he did. On the very same evening when he was on stage addressing the thousands of people gathered in Islamkot, a group of indigenous Tharis were protesting in front of the Islamkot Press Club. Although the two venues were not far from ...

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