KARACHI (Nov 22): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah talked to Chief Minister Balochistan Qudoos Bizenjo on telephone and invited him to discuss water issues and settle them amicably in early December.
The water shortage issue in Balochistan was raised by Mir Changez Khan Jamali, the President PPP Baluchistan, who called on him [Sindh CM] on Monday here at CM House.
The chief minister said that people of Balochistan were our brothers- most of them live in Karachi, Jacobabad and Sukkur. “I want to say that Sindh is the second home of people of Balochistan so how can we take their water, but we want to accommodate them,” he said.
Mr Shah said that when water level at Sukkur Barrage remained low the Kirthar/Jhal Magsi Canal could not take water. “During water shortages not only Balochistan but Sindh also faces shortage,” he said.
The CM talked to his counterpart in Balochsitan Mr Qudus Bizenjo and invited him to have a meeting with him along with the experts of both the provinces and discuss how the issue of the shortage could be settled.
The chief minister Balochistan thanked Sindh chief minister for taking personal interest to resolve the standing issue. Mr Changez jamali also thanked Sindh chief minister for his courtesy.
Earlier, the chief minister visited Changez Jamali at his residence and offered condolences over the death of his mother.