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Water share and Punjab

FROM THE NEWSPAPER
Published at
2013-07-04 08:27:33

SOUTH Punjab is taking its due share from the water stored in the Tarbela Dam through the CJ and TP link canals.

The Sindh Chief Minister has erred again in saying recently that shortage of water in Sindh is because of the water being diverted through the CJ and TP link canals. He has gone further to say that it is the unfair composition of Irsa which is making it take decisions against the interest of Sindh.
 
The fact is that in addition to the Sindh representative, the federal representative is also from Sindh and since Balochistan gets its water from Sukkur barrage in Sindh, the Balochistan representative openly votes with Sindh.
 
This gives Sindh three votes against only one vote for Punjab. Despite its lopsided composition, Irsa is duty-bound to give south Punjab its legitimate share of water.
 
The water stored in Tarbela Dam is not for Sindh alone. It is the ignorance of the ground reality which creates a false impression that Punjab is stealing Sindh’s water.
 
K. ANWER Lahore
 
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