BAHAWALNAGAR - Local farmers held a protest in front of canal office against insufficient supply and theft of canal water.

According to detail, scores of farmers from Gajyani canal areas staged a protest canal water theft and closure of outlets. They were carrying placards inscribed with slogans against President of Farmers Organization Gajyani Ibrar Mohsin and Sub Engineer, who were allegedly involved in water theft. They also chanted slogans against them.

They accused the Irrigation officials of injudicious distribution of water which was leading to shortage in their area.  "Our agricultural land had gone barren and the standing crops withered off, whipping us with huge financial loss," they said.

He said that the cattle were dying and even people reached at the verge of starvation. They demanded the immediate removal of FO's president.