IRSA’s injudicious decisions may lead to water crisis in cities: Murad Shah

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KARACHI Aug 20,2021 – Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has warned that IRSA’s injudicious decisions may lead to water crisis in to the cities and added that Sindh was being meted out step motherly treatment in distribution of water.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Chief Minister said that Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has shown animosity towards Sindh especially this year, more than half kharif season has passed, Sindh’s share of water is not released.

Now the farmers of Sindh and everyone in Sindh is heading to a crisis due to water shortage.

The Chief Minister Sindh said that this crisis was creating an atmosphere of enmity with Sindh. We knew that there was a shortage of water and not enough water would be available. So we would be given the right amount of water. 

He said that in other provinces water has been reduced by half from Sindh. At present our farmers are in dire need of water. Even then w we are being given less water. 

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Murad Ali Shah said that if IRSA continues to make injudicious decisions, the crisis will come to the cities as well. IRSA should compensate for our water shortage.

The Chief Minister said that Sindh has been given 35% less water in the initial season of Kharif. If the condition of rivers had improved, Sindh should have got its share of water. The province has endured 19% water shortage this season. 

Murad Ali Shah said that water was reduced by 38% in May, 27% in June and 10% in July. The share of water in any other province has not been reduced so much an extent. 

He further said that Keenjhar is also getting less water, we may face severe water crisis, at present Chashma, Jhelum and Taunsa are running.


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