Minister irrigation takes notice of water theft from water courses

Ministries Official News

Karachi, June 27, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial Caretaker Minister for Irrigation, Inter Provincial Coordination, Public Health Engineering, Rural Development, Excise and Taxation Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has taken serious notice of the news regarding water theft from water courses in certain parts of the province. In a statement issued here on Wednesday he directed the Xens concerned to resolve the issue on priority basis to stop water theft and remove illegal pumps because such situation was alarming and causing dryness at the tail of the water courses.

He said that the growers should be facilitated because they were the backbone of the agriculture system and if they were affected, the economy would affect as well. He also asked the Secretary Irrigation Sindh to bring them to task who were found indulged in water theft. He also warned those who were stealing water from the water courses to keep themselves away from such illegal activities otherwise a strict action would be taken against them.

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