LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has asserted that the province will not budge an inch from its stated principled stance on the water share, and the matter would be sorted out with all the stakeholders amicably in the best interest of Pakistan. He was speaking on the floor of Punjab Assembly here on Friday. He assured the House that his government would not compromise on Punjabs water share, stressing that he would apprise about Punjabs reservations over the water distribution by the Indus River System Authority during a meeting scheduled for Thursday next with the Prime Minister. The IRSA is not upholding the demands of justice regarding water supply. It is the need of the hour that the issue of distribution of water should be resolved amicably, he maintained, adding that he would inform the House about the result of the meeting with the Premier and would not violate the confidence of the House. He also vowed to fight for Punjabs right in the water share. However, the CM did not mention the actual stance of the government regarding the water share. According to him, the Premier had sent an emissary to discuss the issue, and it was decided that the PM would hold a meeting on the issue, which, however, was delayed owing to Finance Minister Shaukat Tarins foreign visit. He said Punjab Senior Minister Raja Riaz Ahmed, Senior Advisor to CM Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa and other provincial ministers would also attend the meeting. When opposition leader Ch Zaheer-ud-Din underscored the need for taking the House into confidence on the water issue, Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah assured him that the House would properly inform about the outcome of the meeting. But neither the CM nor the Law Minister specifically mentioned anything about the query of oppositions Mohsin Khan Leghari regarding the stance of the Punjab government about the Chashma-Jhelum Link Canal. Regarding Lahore Mass Transit Scheme, the CM said that this project was not started by the former rulers but its planning was made by us in the previous era. He said that contrary to this the former rulers made this project a source of loot and plunder and misappropriated Rs400 million out of the allocated amount of Rs800 million in the name of feasibility. He said that Punjab government is resuming this project with the cooperation of friendly countries.