Sindh wants rotation of Wapda chief's post among provinces
KARACHI - The Sindh Government has planned to approach federal government to make a policy decision to rotate the chairmanship of Wapda among all the four provinces, sources told TheNation on Tuesday.
In this regard, Sindh Assembly will take up a resolution today (Wednesday), which was submitted by a lawmaker of ruling PPP. Sources said that the provincial legislature comprising lawmakers of PPP, MQM, PML-F, PML-Q and NPP will decide to support the resolution and to vote in favour of resolution today.
The ruling PPP has decided to take a joint decision through passing a resolution unanimously today (Wednesday) as it will be easy for the Sindh Government to press the Federal Government for making a policy to rotate the chairmanship of Wapda among all four provinces, sources said.
The Sindh government through proposed resolution of Assembly will also demand of the federal government to give priority of appointing the Wapda chairman from Sindh Province, besides to give representation to all the four provinces in the Board of Directors of Wapda. The house would likely to witness fury speeches of lawmakers against Wapda as they always blamed on Wapda authorities has been failed to function their responsibilities judiciously.
MPA Ms Heer Ismail Soho of MQM while talking to TheNation criticised the role of the Wapda authorities, which prepared policies to benefit the big province of country, which is visible from their water vision 2025.
She said that Wapda always prepared policies against the interest of Sindh province. She pointed out that monitoring of Mangla and Tarbella Dams was also not being done properly as Sindh deprived of its right of water due to injustices of Wapda. She informed that she has also submitted her resolution to oppose the Punjab governments decision to build three Thermal projects.
Referring her resolution, which also likely to be taken up for consideration by Sindh Assembly today (Wednesday), MQM lawmaker said that Punjab government has planned three Thermal projects to generate 95MW electricity, which ultimately to stop the share of water of Sindh province from Indus River.
The provincial assembly will also take up another resolution submitted by Ghulam Mujadid Isran of PPP pertaining to waive off education fees in flood affected areas of the province.
The proposed resolution said that in view of the unprecedented floods, a major portion of the population of the province has lost everything and the affected people are not in a position to pay the fees of their children for their education, particularly the higher education.
On the other hand, the universities and boards of the province have enhanced and almost doubled the fees for conducting the examination of 2010, particularly the Bachelors and Masters examination, so government should announce to waive off or reduce the education fees in the province.