KARACHI: Government of Sind contacted the federal government over water crisis in province, according to ARY News. on Saturday.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali, in telephone conversation, discussed the acute shortage of water in Sindh with Federal Minister for Water Resources Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah.
Murad Ali Shah leaves for Sukkur to check water shortage in Indus river.
Syed Khurshid Shah also arrived in Sukkur to hold a meeting over the water situation with chief of Sindh minister at the Sukkur dam on 18:00 today.
Main minister Sindh and water resources minister we will also speech at a joint press conference.
Sindh facing a lack of of irrigation water as recently local people blocked the national highway and staged protests.in over water issue in Thatta.
“The canals have dried up, but there is no water. for irrigation of agricultural crops, and for drinking,” complained the protesters.
Sindh information minister Sharjil Memon had previously filed an appeal with the federal government give Sindh share of irrigation water. He urged the federal authorities to take note of a lack of of water in Sind.
Water scarcity has affected crops and orchards. Farmers on alert how to cover production costs of harvest, he said.
Sharjil Memon called government to ensure law enforcement of 1991 River Water Sharing Agreement