Sindh facing 67pc water shortage, says minister
Sindh Irrigation Minister Sohail Anwar Khan Siyal has said that Sindh is facing a 67 percent shortage of water, reported 24News HD TV channel.
Addressing a press conference in Larkana on Sunday, Sohail Anwar said that the three-tier formula for distribution of water did not exist, alleging IRSA is telling lies . He said they lodged 20 cases of water theft recently, adding that the government was actively taking action on the complaints of water theft.
The provincial minister said the PPP has been raising voice on the water issue in the National and Sindh assemblies as well as in the Senate. He Sindh has been deprived of water although 17 percent water is being wasted at Chashma.
He said he raised the issue with the premier at a meeting but o no avail. “We got to know that he (the PM) was unconcerned over such a serious issue,” he added.
Sohail Anwar said Irsa was aimed at distributing the water among provinces but it was doing shortage by making the excuse of three-tier formula. He said they were not asking for the water of other provinces but they just wanted their share.