CM Sindh declares emergency over severe water shortage in province
The Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has declared an emergency in the water-starved districts of Sindh amid the severe water crisis in the province.
In this regard, the Chief Minister Sindh has issued instructions to the Irrigation Department to release water in the concerned canals immediately.
The Chief Minister Sindh said that the canals in the Indus River have dried up due to severe shortage of water for which the Minister for Irrigation has been directed to take steps to meet the water shortage.
“People should get drinking water in any case,” CM advised.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Sindh has set up a task force in Karachi to eradicate drinking water theft, wastages and leakages.
The task force will conduct a major operation against illegal connections in the next two days along with police, rangers and related engineers which will also be against illegal hydrants and water theft.
It has been directed to set up separate monitoring system on ‘bulk system’ and ‘distribution system’ of water board.
Besides, the Chief Minister Sindh has directed to provide water to different areas of the city according to the population and to map the distribution system.
In this regard, Murad Ali Shah said that the water board has to set up a monitoring system because without the monitoring system the water problem in Karachi will not be solved.
Yesterday, an important meeting of Karachi Water Board was held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.