Shahwani accuses Sindh of stealing Balochistan’s water share

Standing crops destroyed as a result of scarcity of water in Balochistan's green belt

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Shahwani accuses Sindh of stealing Balochistan’s water share

Staff Reporter :

Spokesman government of Balochistan, Liaquat Shahwani has accused Sindh province of stealing Balochistan’s water share. Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, Mr. Shahwani said standing crops destroyed as a result of scarcity of water.

“Sind government must take notice of stealing Balochistan’s water share”, Mr. Shahwani said. He said farmers and growers remained the worst sufferers as a result of stealing the province’s water share. Balochistan government has repeatedly asked the Sindh government to take notice of stealing of its water share.  However, the Sindh government has not taken practical steps to bring an end to this practice.

IRSA providing less water share to Balochistan

The Spokesman noted the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) was always providing less water share to Balochistan. “This is an injustice”, he lamented.

Liaquat Shahwani said, despite forwarding the complaints of Balochistan to the Sindh irrigation department through different letters no tangible improvement is visible in the system.

He said Sindh continues to steal 1,000 cusec water from Balochistan’s share, which would result in the destruction of standing crops at 1,000 acres of land.

In response to a question, Mr. Shahwani said the government was working on the construction of delay and check dams to improve the water table. Dams can improve the depleting water table, he added.

Health cards to be issued to people in Balochistan  

To another question, the Spokesman government of Balochistan stated that the provincial government has decided to issue health cards to the masses to address their health issues.

Commenting over the recent visit of Prime Minister, Imran Khan to Ziarat, Mr. Shahwani stated that the Premier has included the establishment of an LPG plant at the tourist valley. This will help deforestation and improving the ecosystem in the country’s tourist town, he added.

Ziarat houses the world’s second-largest juniper forest.

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