Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has announced district-wise protests over ‘water crisis’ from June 3 arguing Sindh is drying up and alleged federal government is not providing due water share to the province, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PPP Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro shared the schedule of protests that include protest will be held in Larkana Division on June 3, Hyderabad Division on June 5, Mirpur Khas Division on June 7 in, Sukkur Division on June 9, Shaheed Benazirabad Division on June 11 and last protest on June 15 in the Karachi Division.
“Protests will be held in the district headquarters of all divisions,” NisarKhuhro announced.
“The federal government is not providing employment as the matter of releasing water from Kotri to downstream is still unresolved.
”Khuhro claimed that rice crop sowing has also been delayed, which used to be sown on May 1st in Thatta.
The PPP leader said that water had been supplied to the rest of the province by May 5 annually but despite Tarbela and Mangla Dams, Sukkur Barrage has only 48,000 cusecs as Sukkur Barrage cannot be opened till 87,000 cusecs of water arrives.’
He was talking to a media person after the PPP Sindh Executive Committee meeting in which District Divisional Presidents participated and discussed problems in the province.
“We had reservations about the 1991 water agreement,” Khuhro added.
It may be mentioned that the PPP protest has been announced just after the Irsa announced that it has increased the water share of the Sindh province by 35 percent as the water inflow situation has improved.