Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) former central secretary information Senator Taj Haider on Tuesday said Thatta and Badin deserve more attention of the Supreme Court (SC) than Kala Bagh Dam.

Commenting over the Supreme Court's initiative of hearing the Kala Bagh Dam on June 9 this month, Taj Haider said that the top court should take notice of sub-merge of Thatta and Badin cities into the sea.

Haider further said that Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar is going to hold hearing pertaining to the Kala Bagh Dam issue whereas the main issue is sub-merge of over 2.4 million-acre land of the historic cities which is gradually becoming part of the sea. He said a share of river water should flow into the sea so that the land can be protected from sub mergence.

The PPP leader remembered that this point was accepted in the 1991 agreement. He said that the water from River Sindh has been flowing to two big canals. He said Sindh Dalta land is speedily merging into the sea water.

Following the situation, the sea water would reach near the Thatta city by 2050. The senior leader said water is necessary for dam but water is not available here.

Taj Haider said India has developed Kashan Ganga Dam which has further reduced water flow in Pakistan’s rivers.

He requested Chief Justice Saqib Nisar to visit Thatta and Badin in person and observe the prevailing situation there.