CM forms committees to ensure de-watering of cities, towns.

KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has constituted committees under concerned chief engineers to dispose of water from the flooded towns and cities located on both, right and left, banks of River Indus so that life could be restored along with clearance of agricultural lands for Rabi crop.

'The People living in the camps are in real pain and their pain could only be healed by sending them back to their homes and that would be possible when water is cleared from their areas', he said while presiding over a meeting regarding the disposal of flood water from the towns and villages of the province here at the CM House.

The meeting was attended by Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Chief Secretary Sohail Rajput, Brigadier Nayar of Crops -5 Engineering side, Secretary to CM Raheen Shaikh, Secretary irrigation Sohail Qureshi, Special Secretary Irrigation Jamal, Chief Engineer Zareef Khero, Chief Engineer Scarp Mansoor Memon, and others.

The chief minister said that he had visited affected areas of the province and found that water had started receding. 'We have to work out a plan for how to dispose of the stagnant water so that people living in the tents and along the main roads could be sent back to their homes,' he said.

Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro, Secretary Irrigation Sohail Qureshi, and chief engineer Zareef Khero gave a detailed presentation to the chief minister on the current position of the flood as follows:

The river Indus is flowing normally at Guddu, Sukkur, and Kotri barrages. The level of Manchhar Lake has reduced from RL-23.3 to RL 118.85, showing a reduction of 4.45 feet. The level of Dadu-Moro bridge and Amri Bridge has also shown a reduction of 9.4 feet and 7.7 feet respectively.

Out of four cuts made into Larkana-Sehwan Bund one has been plugged while the remaining three cuts and Danister, Arral head and Tail are discharging 114,010 cusecs.

Giving the current situation of inundation on the Right Side of Sukkur Barrage, the chief minister was told that the water level has reduced along FP Bund ranging from 8 ft to 11 ft in the upper reach of Saifullah and Rice Canal Division. Whereas 4 to 7 ft in the lower reach of Southern Dadu Division. The Water level along Suprio Bund has

also reduced from 5 to 6 feet.

Reduction along MNV at RD-194 has been recorded at about 2.9 ft, at RD 210 3.3 ft, and at RD-346 11 ft. The Shahdadkot main drain and Miro Khan Main Drain level have also been lowered by one to two feet...

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