Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly and Central Vice President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Haleem Adil Sheikh on Sunday held Sindh government responsible for persistent water shortage in the irrigation system.
“Pakistan People’s Party which rules in Sindh is responsible for the unjust distribution of enough available water,” he said while talking to media persons and party workers during a visit to different areas of Kohistan including Thano Bola Khan Town of Jamshoro district.
Commenting on the plight of the dwellers of Kohistan region in Keerthar mountain range, Shaikh lamented that both Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah and the influential Member Provincial Assembly, Malik AsadSikandar from Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), have failed to develop one of the most backward areas of the province.
“Both these PPP leaders have pocketed the funds which were otherwise meant for carrying out various development schemes in the hilly areas of Jamshoro and Dadu districts,” he alleged.
He asked people to raise their voice against the injustice being meted out to them by the PPP rulers for many decades.
He noted that there was no health facility for the people of Kohistan who were already facing hardships due to abject poverty.
Talking about the water crisis in various districts of Sindh, Sheikh said Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the water shortage and the subsequent hue and cry by the PPP leaders.
He had directed the officials of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to convene a meeting on May 27 of the irrigation officials of Punjab and Sindh to sort out the mechanism to overcome the water crisis.
The PTI leader lamented that despite all the hue and cry, the Sindh government did not attend the said meeting.
Sheikh recalled that the PM had also directed the concerned officials of IRSA and WAPDA to post the neutral inspectors to check the water flows in all the nine barrages in Punjab and Sindh provinces to ensure the equitable water distribution.