No relief package for Sialkot border areas
SIALKOT: Dozens of cattle have been killed near the border villages of Sialkot District along the 225 km long working boundary due to chilly and foggy weather and acute shortage of animal fodder.
The people residing in villages near the border say that they cannot sow crops in their fields as the security forces have planted land mines there.
They said that the rising tension between Pakistan and India had put them in a severe economic and financial crisis.
Furthermore extremely cold weather and fog was also adding to their misery while firing by Indian security forces had forced them to stay inside their homes.
Rasulpur Bhalian Union Council Nazim Malik Ali Raza Awan said that there was extreme shortage of animal fodder and medical facilities in all the villages of the border. He said that the villagers were poor leading a life of poverty and depravation and were awaiting relief from the government agencies for the affected people of Sialkot.