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Alyani asks Sindh CM to stop ‘theft’ of Balochistan’s water

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani asked Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday to resolve the issue of Balochistan’s share of water coming through the Kirthar and Pat Feeder canals.

Mr Alyani telephoned the Sindh chief minister and informed him that due to alleged water stealing in Sindh, farmers of Balochistan’s green belt of Naseerabad division were facing serious water shortage and their crops were getting destroyed.

He asked the Sindh chief minister to take immediate measures to address the issue.

Murad Ali Shah assured Mr Alyani that he would look into the matter to resolve it on a priority basis.

Both the chief ministers agreed to call a meeting of chief secretaries and irrigation officials of the two provinces to find out a permanent solution to this crucial issue.

According to Irsa agreement, Balochistan must receive 6,700 cusecs of water from Pat Feeder canal and 2,400 cusecs from Kirthar canal, but because of alleged stealing of water in Sindh, Balochistan receives only 50 per cent of its share.

 

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