Sindh govt patronising water theft: Firdaus.

RAWALPINDI -- Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Dr Firdaus Ashiq Awan on Friday alleged that the Sindh government was patronising feudal lords who were stealing water.

She said Punjab wanted the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) to play an active role and use modern technology, including telemetry, so that there is no dispute over water distribution.

She said in Punjab the Indus River flowed for 2,600 square miles - from Head Marala to Taunsa - before entering the province of Sindh.

During this process, only six per cent of water is wasted. But within 600 square miles in Sindh, 39pc of water is lost which is actually stolen by feudal lords who have the patronage of the provincial government, she added.

She was speaking at a press conference at the Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) where she visited to check the 'Service at Your Doorstep' programme of the Punjab government.

RWMC Managing Director Awais Manzoor Tarar and Assistant Commissioner City Waqas Sikandari were also present.

Says Irsa should use modern technology to avoid disputes over water distribution

Ms Awan said Prime Minister Imran Khan was leading on every issue and the country was now moving towards economic stability and development.

Replying to a question on the Rawalpindi Ring Road project scam, she said the prime minister would not allow anyone to rob people of their rights.She said the PTI government would be held equally accountable and no discrimination would be made in this matter.

She said Ring Road would be constructed and its length would be 36 km and funds for the project would be allocated in the annual development programme.

She said action would be taken against those responsible for corruption in the...

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