Karachi, July 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial Caretaker Minister for Irrigation, Inter Provincial Coordination, Public Health Engineering, Rural Development, Excise and Taxation Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has said that several FIRs have been lodged against those who are found involved in water theft and strict action will be taken against those who dare to do so in future. This he said while presiding over a meeting of Sindh Irrigation Department here in his office on Thursday. Secretary Irrigation Jamal Mustafa Syed and Special Secretary Technical Engineer Aslam Ansari also attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that these FIRs were registered in the months of May and June in districts Naushehro Feroz, Shaheed Benazirabad , T.M. Khan , Badin , Tando Allahyar , Mirpurkhas and Digri. The Caretaker minister Mushtaq Shah directed all the engineers concerned to keep strict watch on canals so that no one could dare to steal the water. He added , ‘ We should take all possible measures to curb water theft because smooth supply of canal water to the growers is their basic right’. The Secretary Irrigation Jamal Mustafa Syed assured the Caretaker minister that the department was fully aware of the situation and having an eye over the situation and no one would be allowed to steal the water.
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