IT was shocking to note an aggrieved father, Jahangir Shah, observing a hunger strike on Eidul Fitr day (Aug 20). This was to highlight his ordeal to the authorities concerned.
Unfortunately, he had lost his only son at the hands of a quack some time back in Kandiaro.
Our media is less attentive to the sufferings of rural society and sometimes an impression is created as if it has totally neglected the rural society.
The population in rural areas does not resort to street agitation and vandalism, as is done in urban centres, so the authorities conveniently ignore their pains. This creates in them a measure of deep alienation and deprivation. There comes a desire to move to big cities.
I hereby appeal to apex courts to kindly look into the incident. Also, I would urge the chief secretary of Sindh to call to account the district administration for being indifferent to the complainant.