UNITED NATIONS - Pakistans UN Ambassador Abdu-llah Hussain Haroon has called for an inquiry into allegations that rich landowners diverted water into unprotected villages during the floods to save their own crops.
In an Interview with BBCs HardTalk programme aired on Thursday, he said there was evidence that landowners had allowed embankments to burst to lead waters flowing away from their land.
More than 1,600 people have died in the floods, which have affected about 17 million people.
Over the years, one has seen with the lack of floods, those areas normally set aside for floods have come under irrigation of the powerful and rich, ambassador Haroon said.
It is suggested in some areas, those to be protected were allowed, had allowed, levies to be burst on opposite sides to take the water away.
If that is happening the government should be enquiring.
At the height of the floods, it is estimated that one-fifth of the country - an area the size of Italy - was underwater.
AFP adds: Wealthy landowners have allegedly diverted waters from the countrys devastating floods away from their own properties and into villages, he said.
Over the years, one has seen with the lack of floods, those areas normally set aside for floods have come under irrigation of the powerful and rich, he added.
It is suggested in some areas, those to be protected were allowed, had allowed, levees to be burst on opposite sides to take the water away.
If that is happening the government should be enquiring.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 03-Sep-2010 here.