SIALKOT-Remarkable decrease in the water level of the River Chenab and two canals may affect different crops in Sialkot, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sheikhupura districts, officials said.
The main Marala-Ravi-Link (MR Link) Canal has been closed for the last two weeks due to shortage of water in River Chenab at Head Marala. The Irrigation Department officials said that the water was decreasing day by day in River Chenab due to which the main MR Link Canal has been closed for the last two weeks.
The water supply to main Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) has also been reduced to 14,050 cusecs, they said. The water supply will be reduced to a great extent in the days to come. The two main canals originate from River Chenab near Head Marala-Sialkot, the officials added.
DCO Asif Tufail said that the water level has dropped to 15,337 cusecs in River Chenab at Head Marala-Sialkot here, as the downstream discharge was only 8,000 cusecs on Tuesday. The water level was 1,940 cusecs in River Tavi and 2,777 cusecs in River Jammu near Head Marala.
This was record reduction in the water level in River Chenab during the current season, he added. The DCO added that the main Marala-Ravi-Link (MR Link) Canal has been closed for the last two weeks due to shortage of water. He said that the concerned authorities of irrigation department were releasing only 14,050 cusecs water in Upper Chenab Canal (UCC) here.
The irrigation officials said that there would be further decrease in water level in River Chenab near Head Marala- in the coming days. The
The irrigation officials feared that the water shortage in River Chenab and the canals could badly affect the sowing of the seasonal crops on the thousands of acres of lands along the belt and banks of the rivers and the canals especially in Sialkot, Gujrat, Gujranwala and Sheikhupura districts.
FOUR-DAY URS ENDS: The four-day celebrations of the 681st Urs of prominent religious saint Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) concluded at Sialkot here.
Hundreds of thousands of devotees participated in the 681st Urs of religious saint Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) on the fourth day of celebrations.
Events of the recitation of Quranic verses, , Naat and Sama’a were also held in which the reciters performed. Imam Aliul Haq spread the light of Islam in Sialkot region by motivating hundreds of non-believers before the creation of Pakistan.
Addressing the devotees, shrine Sajjada Nasheen Syed Javaid Ali Shah and other religious scholars paid rich tributes to Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) for his unmatched and meritorious services for Islam. They urged the people to follow the footsteps of Hazrat Imam Aliul Haq (RA) for the glory of Islam.