Punjab objects over Sindh's participation in water distribution meeting

AG had to postpone the meeting due after objections had been raised on CM Sindh’s participation

Our Correspondent November 19, 2018
Water drips from a tap. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The meeting on the agreement of water distribution has failed after the representatives of Punjab objected on the participation of Sindh chief minister.

The meeting was presided over by the attorney general (AG) to solve the dispute on the share of water between the provinces. However, the AG had to postpone the meeting due after objections had been raised on CM Sindh’s participation.

According to sources, Sindh wants to have para 2 of the water distribution agreement implemented.  It the proposal of Sindh is accepted, Punjab would be deprived of 4.2 million acre foot of water.

Sources in Indus River System Authority (IRSA) said the economy would suffer a loss of Rs400 billion with the cut in its share of waters.

The attorney general had called the chief ministers of all the four provinces to the meeting on December 4.


syed arif hussain zahidi | 4 years ago | Reply The above attitude is astonishing. This country belongs to all PAKISTANIS. We have to live on give n take basis. Look at the people of BALUCHISTAN, how nicely they have shared their wealth " their gas " with the rest of PAKISTAN. HATS OFF FOR THEM. All the other provinces should learn a lesson from them. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
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