QUETTA Balochistan Irrigation Minister Sardar Aslam Bizenjo has warned that if irrigation water of Balochistan due share from Kirthar Canal was not released, the province would not hesitate to stop water from Hub Dam to Karachi. Addressing a hurriedly called Press conference at his office, here on Monday, he said that although Balochistan had been supportive to Sindh on water issues being neighbour and having cultural and traditional century old ties. He said that but on the other hand Sindh government had always been cruel to Balochistan farmers at the peak season like it was doing nowadays. 'If Sindh government does not release water of its due share in Kirthar Canal within next 24 hours, there are apprehension that the seeds which were sowed would be damaged that would inflict huge loss to local farmers, Bizenjo feared and ,added, that in the given circumstances, Balochistan government had no option except to retaliate in the same coin as Sindh was doing. He said that Sindh government was denying the whole water share of 2400 cusecs of Balochistan in the Kirthar Canal. He said that Sindh government was discharging only 1300 cusecs water in the canal which was causing great difficulties. He said that the Sindh government was doing injustice to Balochistan farmers by misusing its position of controlling the distribution regulator. He said that all efforts of Balochistan government to resolve the issue amicably did not yield any result rather the situation was getting worse day by day. He said that a meeting was held in Karachi in this regard under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah last week in which Deputy Chairman Senate Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali and the provincial Irrigation Ministers and Secretaries of both provinces were present. Bizenjo said that in the meeting, the Sindh government made firm assurances to Balochistan government to increase the level of water discharge in the Kirthar Canal and the situation would be improved till July 1. Bizenjo made an appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and other concerned authorities to resolve the issue on war-footing basis and save the poor farmers of Balochistan from damages. He urged upon the President and Prime Minister to direct the relevant authorities to give Balochistan its due water share. To a question, he did not mention any particular date for closure of water to Karachi from Hub Dam, but said that not only Balochistan would stop the water to Karachi but would also make strong protest against the injustices of Sindh government with Balochistan. He said that Sindh government owed Rs 21 billion under water charges to Balochistan, but instead of paying its debts, it was penalizing Balochistan and its people.