KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday demanded Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led federal government to summon a joint meeting of experts from all the four provinces and peruse the project of Kalabagh Dam .

He said if the officials fail to address reservation of Sindh over the construction of Kalabagh Dam they should chalk out plans for small dams across Sindh province to handle wastage of water.

Altaf expressed these views during a meeting at party London Secretariat. MQM coordination committee member, legislators including Dr Farooq Sattar, former federal Minister Baber Khan Ghouri, Senator Mohammad Ali Saif, Adil Siddiqui and other were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion MQM Chief said that it is the first time that people are dying from severe heat in Karachi while prolonged loadshedding and gas crisis had also irked citizens. Government should take measures for construction of the Kalabagh Dam and should eliminate reservations of Sindh’s residents to complete this project.

He said that currently the federal and provincial governments of Sindh were in debate and continuously alleging each other instead of providing solution to the on going situation of metropolis. He said that authorities should halt indulging in political chaos and help heat affectees.

MQM chief asked Sindh government and local administration to take emergency steps and ensure availability of ambulances and space in morgue centers to meet current demands. He also appealed philanthropists to come forward to help heat stroke victims.