Sindh, South Punjab wilting without water
Crops, livestock dying due to water scarcity: People have started migrating to other areas: Water flow extremely low at Kotri Barrage: CM Hamza takes notice of South Punjab situation
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Sindh and South Punjab are confronting serious problem of water scarcity that is threatening crop harvesting and endangering lives of both the humans and livestock, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
For the last three months, water has not been released to the canals in Sajawal. Not only the crops are dying but it has become difficult for humans and cattle to quench their thirst in the face of drought-like conditions in the district. Livestock has started perishing here and people have started migrating to other areas.
Sindh CM Shah complained on Saturday that there was unjust distribution of water resources between the federating units and Sindh was not getting its due share. He said he would talk to the federal minister on the issue.
Scary water situation at Kotri Barrage
According to control room at Kotri Barrage, the upstream water flow at the barrage was recorded 4,900 cusecs and downstream flow was recorded just 200 cusecs.
The Kotri Barrage is giving a spectacle of vast expanse of sand now.
He vowed to help the growers saying he would not leave them alone in this time of crisis.
Reporters Siddique Memon and Ali Hamza