'Punjab will not use a single drop of Sindh's water'

Sharif said that Punjab will not use a single drop of Sindh's water and will also not let anyone else do so.


Express July 14, 2010

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister has the right to appoint the chairman IRSA from any province.

Speaking during the Punjab Assembly Session on Wednesday, Sharif said that Punjab will not use a single drop of Sindh's water and will also not let anyone else do so. He said that Chashma Jhelum link canal issue will be resolved amicably like the NFC awards.

He condemned former President Musharraf for misusing his power to appoint the IRSA chairman and said that now IRSA laws are according to the constitution. He said that all efforts to erupt clash between Punjab and Sindh will be foiled. He also thanked Assembly members for bringing in the new resolution in favour of media and acknowledging its role. He said that the passage of the resolution proved that the media is the fourth pillar of the state and punjab government does not want to impose any curbs on media.

Earlier, the opposition walked out from the session after the speaker did not allow them to speak on link Canal issue. Opposition members were wearing black armbands against the CJ link canal issue. Senior Minister Raja Riaz appealed to the opposition to remove black armbands.

COMMENTS (4)

Rashid Saleem | 11 years ago | Reply The issue was solved through mutual consultations between both the parties. I believe this is what democracy is all about; solving issues on the table rather than on the street.
Eraj | 11 years ago | Reply So divisions within state or what? A state within state I must say. We all must unite at this time and forget about difference and ethnic backgrounds. We need to get rid of militancy from all provinces then think about something next!
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