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Thursday, September 2, 2010

MIRPURKHAS Sept 2. Vice president Sindh abadgar board SAB district Mirpurkhas chapter Haji Abdul Ghafoor Maher advocate has expressed his grave concern over artificial shortage of irrigation water persisting in tail end districts Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Sanghar and Tharparkar and accused the responsible of irrigation officials for artificial shortage of water. In a press statement issued here on Thursday, he said that agriculture lands mostly had been dry after the heavy rainfall in the above areas but despite flowing the sufficient quantity of water in Nara canal that was supplied to the canals and distributaries in this region, about a hundred water channels were lying dry under rotation programme or other pretext by the irrigation officials as result standing crops cotton, chili, onion, sugar cane, etc were destroying even shortage of drinking water had been created in various areas and people particularly living in rural areas had been compelled to get the drinking water from far flung areas. He accused that no irrigation officer was ready to give answer regarding this artificial shortage of water while affected people including abadgars have been compelled to launch the protest campaign against the irrigation department officers as protest march and protest demonstrations had been held in Kunri, Samaro, Jhuddo, Digri, Pithoro, Umerkot, Shadi Palli, Mirpurkhas, Kot Ghulam Mohammad etc. He demanded the president Asif Ali Zardari, prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Sindh chief minister, irrigation minister, secretary irrigation and director Nara canal to take immediate notice of artificial shortage of irrigation water in above districts and take drastic measures to end the water shortage to open the closed water channels with their proper approved guage.
MIRPURKHAS Sept 2. Special magistrate and DDO revenue taluka Mirpurkhas Ammara Aamir Khattak has carried out raids at Market chowk, railway station chowk, post office chowk and other areas of the city and during checking she found 13 fruit sellers  charging over the price list here on Thursday. The fruit sellers were detained at town police station and later, they were fined total RS 3000 and released from the detention.

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