Tarbela Dam has is getting empty due to continuous flow of water in Chashma Jhelum and Taunsa Panjnad Link Canals affecting Sindh – Provincial Irrigation Minister
Sindh Minister for Irrigation Jam Khan Shoro said in a statement on Friday that Punjab continues to divert illegally the Indus River water through Chashma-Jehlum and Taunsa-Panjnad Link Canals and the Balochistan member of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has supported the illegal act.
Minister said that ‘the Chashma -Jhehlum and Taunsa-Panjnad canals are being run illegally with the help of the member of Balochistan through illegal voting carried out by Indus River System Authority.”
“The Tarbela Dam has drastically been getting empty due to continuous flow of water in Chashma Jhelum and Taunsa Panjnad Link Canals,” minster said adding that IRSA is creating more water shortage in Sindh province as a result.
“The water crisis would escalated in the province due to illegally running of link canals.”
“The province of Sindh has suffered a lot during Kharif season due to such illegal and unjust decision,” Jam Khan Shoro said and demanded that the federal government should immediately take the notice of such illegal decisions of Indus River System Authority and ensure equal distribution of water as per share among the provinces under Water Apportionment Agreement of 1991.
Jam Khan Shoro said that the report of sub-committee of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Water Resources regarding the water issues should also be issued soon. (PR)