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Wednesday 25th May 2022 / 23 Shawwal 1443

Sindh govt to launch drive against stray dogs across province

Rabid dog bit several people in Karachi, found dead

Rabid dog bit several people in Karachi, found dead

KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to launch a drive named ‘War against stray dogs’ due to dog-biting incidents in the province.
The provincial local government has approved the project that would indicate training staffers of the local councils to capture and sterilize the stray dogs.
Meanwhile, the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) will also be part of the project and would provide funding and technical support required for the designated drive.
Revealing details of the project, Secretary Local Government Roshan Ali Shaikh said, “We will be adopting procedures followed in the modern world to counter stray dogs.”

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Over 92,000 dog bite cases have been reported across Sindh thus far this year.
Earlier, 6 years old boy Husnain Bughio, was attacked by 7 dogs in Larkana, inflicting severe injuries at his face.

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The boy was taken to Larkana’s Chandka Medical Hospital where doctors refused to treat the child due to severe injuries. Later, he was brought to Karachi for being treated for his face wounds.
Meanwhile, residents of the affected area have asked the government to protect them from stray dogs.

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In this regard, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmaker Aftab Siddique announced to pay the expenses for the victim bitten by a stray dog in Lakana.
The people have been urging authorities to initiate the drive and fix the issue of the stray dogs as it creates fear amongst the children and elders alike. Also, people are demanding a continuous supply of anti-rabies vaccination in hospitals all over the province. 
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