The Sindh administration on Saturday deployed Rangers to thwart water theft from the Sindh canals.The local government took prompt action regarding water pilferage from the canals of Mirpur Khas and Nawabshah divisions and deployed Rangers to stem the theft.
The concerned commissioners wrote letters to the home secretary requesting him to take measures to stop water pilferage from Sindh canals.The Sindh home secretary deployed Rangers to keep guard on several watercourses coming from different canals including Akram Wah Canal, Mithrao Canal and Jamrao Canal.
The Rangers officials will perform their duties under the supervision of an inspector. At each point, 3 mobile forces and 24 Ranger officials would patrol the area. Meanwhile, the Karachi administration has said that last night it repaired a four feet wide breach occurred in the canal bringing water from the Hub Dam reservoir and supplying it to the port city.
The WAPDA officials said that the water supply to Karachi remained suspended.
But breach in the canal at Zero Point was repaired and water supply to Karachi would be restored in 10-12 hours. By evening, the water supply to Karachi will be restored, they added.Residents of Karachi are already facing water shortage in this sweltering heat.
In most of the areas, people are compelled to buy water from water tankers and the disruption in the water supply from Hum Dam will create more difficulties for the people.