No end to misery

THE PAKISTAN government continues to ignore the plight of the boat-dwellers of Manchhar lake. When the waters of Larkana, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Baluchistan were drained into the lake to reduce waterlogging in these areas, the resultant overflow submerged thousands of acres of agricultural land around it, reports Panos.

For the boat-dwellers, who eke out their livelihood from the lake and its environs and are already hit by devastating floods, the submergence spells nothing short of doom.

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