Bilawal flays govt for depriving Sindh of water share

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Observer Report
Karachi

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Sunday criticized the government for unfair apportionment of water in the country saying that the government has shown extreme kind of atrocity by not releasing Sindh’s water even on Eid.

The PPP chairman said that the PTI government which is responsible for creating the water crisis in Sindh would be responsible for the consequences.

He was of the view that the water supply to Karachi had extremely reduced due to the stoppage of Sindh water apportionment.

In a statement, Bilawal said the wicked policy of the government was causing water scarcity in Thatta, Badin, Sajawal and Tharparkar.

He alleged that Indus River System Authority by misusing its power had reduced Sindh’s water share by 15% to 20%.

He reminded Indus River System Authority of its job which consisted only to oversee and implement the agreed clauses of the 1991 Water Accord.

He warned the water authority to keep from harming Sindh by employing its own formulated three-tier formula.

He asked the IRSA authorities to answer at whose behest they had illegally reduced Sindh’s water share.

He asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to stop making Sindh’s land barren by depriving it of its water share.

Bilawal pleaded to other provinces to follow Sindh’s suit which provided water to Balochistan from Gaddu Barrage despite facing water shortage itself.

He was of the view that all provinces of Pakistan including Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan deserved to get water share as per the agreed-upon formula.