Pakistan minister blames officials negligence for measles deaths

Sukkur: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, Khurshid  Shah has said that emergency has been declared in the places affected by the deadly outbreak of measles in Pakistan’s Sindh province, that has so far claimed 50 lives.

“The move has been made following the rise in the death toll due to the epidemic,” he said. He also said the deaths were caused due to the ‘negligence of officers of the health department’.

It is to be mentioned here that 50 innocent children lost their lives to the deadly disease in Kandhkot and other districts of the province in the last two weeks, reportedly due to inadequate stock of vaccination.