Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Agriculture Manzoor Wassan has said that Sindh government held responsible to the members of IRSA, Punjab and Balochistan for reaching dead level of
Chashma Jhelum and Tonsa Panjnad Link Canal, due to which various crops have been deteriorated.
He said that IRSA and Punjab want to turn Sindh into a desert by cutting off agricultural water of Sindh. Due to IRSA’s incompetence, Sindh is currently facing 53% water shortage.
Due to water shortage at Indus River the water level in Keenjhar lake has started decreasing considerably while the water level at Chashma and Taunsa Barrage has decreased by 40,000 cusecs.
He further said that due to non-availability of water, cotton and sugarcane crops in Sindh have been burnt while several other crops have been damaged. Water is also not available for livestock. Cattle are dying in Thatta, Sujawal and Badin districts.
Manzoor Hussain Wassan further said that with the help of IRSA, Punjab is stealing 30,000 cusecs of water from Tonsa and Guddu through lift machines. Prime Minister himself should take notice and take stern action against responsible.