Sindh Minister reviews water situation

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Irrigation Department Jam Khan Shoro presided over a meeting with the relevant officers here on Tuesday to review the water situation in the province for the Rabi Season.

The meeting was attended by Provincial Secretary of Irrigation Suhail Ahmed Qureshi, Chief Engineer Kotri Barrage, Hyderabad region, Haji Khan Jamali Chief Engineer Development-II, Hyderabad Zarif Khuhro, Special Secretary Jamaluddin Manghan and others.

The relevant officers apprised the Provincial Minister about the availability of water in the province for the Rabi season and Tarbela’s T-5 project was also discussed. Shoro said that Indus River System Authority (IRSA) should provide the share of water to Sindh province for the Rabi season as per its due share mentioned in the 1991 accord.

While talking on the Tarbela’s Tunel-5 project, he said that we have reservations over the Tarbela’s T-5 project because primarily, it was constructed for the purpose to meet the requirements of irrigation and agriculture sectors but now it has been changed for the WAPDA’s power generation purpose which will effect on the flow of water and agriculture sector in the province.