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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MIRPURKHAS Sept 8. Executive engineer Mithrao division Haji Khan Jamali has said that false allegations were being leveled upon the officers of irrigation department to create the artificial shortage of water in tail of the command area of Nara canal and breaches in dykes. He was giving answers of the questions of the local news man here on Wednesday. He further said that breaches were made in dykes and embankments following issuing the directives of the higher authorities while officers of irrigation department were properly paying their duties even in flood condition. In replying the question of acute shortage of water in tail end distributaries of the Nara canal, he expressed that farmer organizations FOs are the responsible of the shortage of water as FOs have supervision of the distributaries instead of irrigation department and added that mostly distributaries had been handed over to farmer organizations under the agreement in Nara canal command area. He expressed that water is being supplied over capacity (free board) of the distributaries to ensure reaching the water till tail end abadgar. He said that over 16000 cusec water is being supplied in Nara canal head that is sufficient quantity and now water supply condition is being better than earlier. He said that during the heavy rainfall, abadgars had been closed their water courses and the need of water for standing crops was started from 3rd week of August however water supply is gradually being better and the complaints of water shortage would soon be ended. Regarding the causes of creating the breaches in dykes and embankments, he said that breaches had been created in dykes after issuing the directives of the high-up. He said that irrigation department officials were working to plug the breaches of the dykes and other necessary works. He said that relief work was ongoing in the relief camps to support the poor displaced people. 
MIRPURKHAS Sept 8. Finance secretary of All Pakistan trade unions organizations Fazal Malik, general secretary of Municipal union Mohammad Shareef and president Pakistan sugar mills workers federation Abdul Hameed Shaikh have strongly condemned the concerned authorities for not completion of labor colony Mirpurkhas despite passing a decade. In a joint press statement issued here on Wednesday, they said that this colony was comprised about one and half hundred quarters while possession of about a hundred quarters had been given to laborers without availability of basic facilities including water supply and electricity while remaining 50 quarters have been completed without basic facilities. They said that labors had been held protest demonstration to protest against the non availability of basic facilities in the colony, while they raised slogans against contractor and Sindh workers welfare board however contractor and assistant engineer promised with them that within 15 days incomplete quarters would be completed with provisions of basic facilities. They deplored that three power transformers of the colony had been stolen as well as service wires of the all quarters which information had been conveyed to assistant engineer Sindh workers welfare board and higher authorities of the board but the welfare board did not take any action in this regard. They accused that thieves were residing in the labour colony and have complete support of Sindh workers welfare board. They demanded the concerned authorities to take notice , complete the work of 100 quarters and hand over to labors , restore the electricity supply in the colony by installing the wires from pole to houses and Sindh workers welfare board itself suffer the expenses of it and also restore the water supply to the labour colony. 

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