By: Kamran Khamiso Khowaja
THATTA: President Pakistan People’s Party Sindh Nisar Khurro has said that Sindh has the prime right over the water but IRSA and the Federal Government were deliberately depriving Sindh of Its due right and demanded that the Chairman of IRSA should be appointed from Sindh. Mr. Khurro was leading the procession taken out against the nagging water crisis in Sindh’s lower region in Thatta on Saturday.
He said that Pakistan Peoples Party in line with the guidance issued by Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had decided to launch a campaign against the pilferage of Sindh,s Water by the Federal Government and the dummy IRSA that had failed miserably to deliver.
People from different walks of life including key leaders of the Pakistan People’s Party took to the streets to agitate against the prevailing water shortage that has given rise to drought-like conditions in Thatta, Sujawal, and Badin that contribute to the country’s economy through agriculture.
PPP district Thatta President and former MNA Sadiq Memon said that they were on the streets to draw the attention of the Federal Government towards this core issue that had dented the economy of Sindh.
Adding that the disdainful attitude of the Federal Government towards Sindh would further aggravate the situation. MPA Jam Owais Gorham said that agricultural lands across the Larr region had turned barren and growers were put up with acute financial constraints and the current circumstances had left them helpless.
MPA Riaz Shah Shirazi, Ali Hassan Zardari, and others also addressed the prossesion. A protest demonstration led by Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Rehana Laghari, MPA Mohammad Ali Malkani Sooraj Sujawal, and Arbab Wazir Memon against the water shortage has turned into a calamity for the poor population of tail and areas.
They said that water shortage had brought every this to stand still in the coastal region and the Federal Government had kept mum over this major issue. The women carrying empty earthen water pots also took part in the protest.