Sindh presented strong case on census: Qaim


Larkana: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that his government presented Sindh’s case on water and census in the CCI meeting and the prime minister assured that the census will be held before December 2016 and the Kala Bagh Dam has been removed from the National Flood Protection project.

He was talking to media in Garhi Khuda Bux after reviewing the arrangements for holding huge public gathering on the eve of 37th death anniversary of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.

Qaim Shah said that many illegal immigrants are living in Karachi belonging to Afghanistan, Burma, Bangladesh and other countries due to which RAW’s activities in the city cannot be ruled out. He said that in comparison to KpK, Balochistan & Punjab the province of Sindh strongly demanded that census must be held immediately in the country.

Shah said that water crisis has gained most importance in Sindh because in many areas of Tharparkar, Umerkot and Badin districts the situation has gone from bad to worse and drought like situation has surfaced on the one hand and sea level is constantly rising due to non-flowing of Indus water into the sea due to which so far two million acres of fertile agricultural land of Thatta & Badin has been destroyed. Qaim Ali Shah said that they have demanded from the federal government that one million cusecs acres feet water be left at all costs downstream Kotri barrage as per the 1991 water accord.

The CM was accompanied by Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani, MPA Khursheed Junejo and other party leaders.