Karachi: Severe clashes have surfaced between Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and federal government over water crisis.
CM Sindh burst out on federal government during media talks, saying that a number of letters were written to the federal Ministry for Water and Power which did not bother to respond. He said Karachi and Sindh are going to suffer severe water crisis as the Tarbela dam is about to reach the “dead-level.”
Shah declared the federal government responsible for current water crisis, adding, “it’s the first time two huge water reservoirs are reaching their dead level.”
He said despite Sindh’s several requests to focus on Tarbela, the federal did not take any measure.
CM Sindh demanded to give control of Indus River System Authority (IRSA) and Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) to Sindh and Balochistan.
He said that due to the negligence of federal government, people of Sindh would have to bear serious crisis especially those who have to cultivate Khareef crops.
He warned federal government over its politics and criticised Sahewal coal project, saying, “it’s incomprehensible why the project has been started?”
He said that there is abundant of coal present in Sindh province, why the government did not utilize that. He added, ” Sindh’s coal can satisfy the needs of whole of Pakistan.”
Shah warned government that the issue would be raised in the Council of Common Interests (CCI).