Pakistan

Sindh writes a letter to federal government for stoppage of Jalalpur Canal work

By: Z. A. Bhatti

KARACHI: On the directions of the Sindh Minister for Irrigation Department Jam Khan Shoro a letter has written to the Chairman Planning and Development Board to stop ongoing construction work on Jalalpur Canal and system. According to the details, it was said in the letter that the project at present is under construction without responding to the apprehensions of Sindh province. This province has serious reservations on execution of such project as excessive water utilization opens apprehension for pilferage and misreporting in allocated withdrawal at upstream Sindh. Further it was also informed that Punjab province should ensure that water will not be transferred from Indus River through link canals in order to compensate the water provided to the new irrigation project from Rasul Barrage. In this regard, Sindh Minister for Irrigation Department Jam Khan Shoro informed that Federal Minister of water resources Minster Monis Ellahi was also apprised about the Sindh’s reservations regarding the construction of Jalalpur Canal system and Greater Thal cannal-2 during his visit at Karachi.

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