PPP claims Sindh province denied of its due water share

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Pakistan’s exports increase by 13.4pc


Ijaz Kakakhel
Islamabad

Pakistan People’s Party legislators on Thursday claimed that the Sindh province had been denied its due share of water while Federal Minister Fehmida Mirza said due share of water to lower Sindh was not provided by influential people.

PPP member Naved Qamar on a point of order said Kotri Barrage’s command areas were confronting severe water crises and drought like situation were prevailed there.

During the Indus River System Authority recent meeting, it was told that the Taunsa-Panjnad link canal should not be opened as it was opposed by three provinces. He regretted that TP Link canal was opened which further aggravated the situation.

Whenever, he said there was shortage of water in the country, the whole burden was passed on to Sindh province urging that the water shortfall should be equally distributed among all provinces.

Fehmida Mirza was of the view that within the province of Sindh, water was unfairly distributed and lower Sindh was deprived from their due share of water. She complained that 50 percent water theft was done between Sukkur and Kotri Barrages.

She claimed influential people of Sindh government were involved in water theft within the Sindh province.

In by-election Badin, she said illegal water connection was provided by Sindh government and asked the Election Commission of Pakistan to take action over it.

She also demanded that his family was threatened by some criminals and demanded of the federal government to take action over it.

Answering another question, Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce Aliya Hamza Malik said Pakistan’s exports are increasing by 13.4 percent and have reached to 21 billion dollars during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, which is unprecedented in the history of Pakistan.

She expressed the hope that the exports will touch the mark of 25 billion dollars in the coming days.