It is matter of record that Sindh’s share of water, being released from Taunsa and Chasma has mysteriously disappeared in Punjab’s. Apart from this, Sindh’s share of water is being stolen through water pumps roughly 10 thousands installed on both banks of River Indus in Punjab’s jurisdiction; this has been going on for a long time. It has also been brought to the notice of the Punjab government but in vain. Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, who claims to be the Khadim-i-Aala of Punjab, is known for taking stern action on all sorts of matters immediately but has kept mum on this important issue, both during his current and past tenures.

I request CM to take stern action against those who are stealing Sindh’s share of water as this is creating a serious rift between the two provinces. I also request IRSA to ensure delivery of Sindh’s share of water at Guddu Barrage as suggested by the Sindh govt in the past instead of at the Taunsa Chashma barrage in Punjab, as a large amount of Sindh’s water is being stolen. IRSA must take care of the interests of all provinces in an equitable manner.

MOHAMMAD KHAN SIAL,

Karachi, August 23.