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Thursday, October 21, 2010

MIRPURKHAS Oct 21. An unmarried girl along with her brother and a married woman along with her 3 months daughter have been abducted from the limit of Jhuddo police station few days ago. Report received that complainant Nangar Bheel, resident of village Qadir Bux Leghari has lodged the case under section 365(B), 364(A), 452 and 34 PPC with Jhuddo police station on Oct 18 night , accusing that accused Fatto Bheel, Ramo Bheel and others came to his house and forcibly abducted his daughter Shremti Weran , 16, and son Allah Dino , 7, and escaped away. In another incident Bacho Chandio, resident near Dajero Mori has registered the FIR under section 365(B), 364(A), 452 and 34 PPC with Jhuddo police station on Oct 18 night, accusing that accused Ghulam Mohammad Chandio and other unknown persons with arms reached his house and forcibly abducted his wife Ms Shahida and his daughter Ms Yasmeen, 3 months, and escaped away. However, report added that despite passing three months police were failed to recover them. 

MIRPURKHAS Oct 21. Wheat sowing has been started in the district particularly in taluka Jhuddo amidst acute shortage of irrigation water. Sources said that Rabi season was started from Oct 15 while mostly landlords were busy to prepare their lands for sowing the wheat and other crops. Early crop than other areas of the Sindh province were produced in the district Mirpurkhas. However, sources added that irrigation water shortage will adversely affect the wheat sowing particularly in tail end districts Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Sanghar and Tharparkar as these were situated in the tail of the command area of Nara canal in which over 30 lakhs acres were cultivated but sources said that owing to large scale water stealing , mismanagement of the irrigation officials in upper Nara canal , tail end above districts of the command area were faced acute water shortage almost 8 to 10 months each year. At this time, 10000 cusec water discharge is being supplied in Nara canal against its requirement quantity of 16000 cusec. It may be recalled that more than production of different crops including chili, Mango, onion, cotton, wheat, sugarcane , sunflower etc were produced than other areas of the province but unfortunately abadgars were suffered also losses owing to non availability of the irrigation water in tail end areas of the distributaries. Sources said that mostly abadgars and landlords were acquired more than water after paying alleged illegal gratification to the irrigation officials. Sources further said that mostly water stealing was made with connivance of irrigation officials. Last year wheat sowing target was given for district 63000 hectors but wheat was sowed about 64180 hectors. This year sofar wheat sowing target was not yet received to the agriculture department Mirpurkhas, however in taluka Jhuddo, many abadgars have been started to sow the wheat crop. Sources added that irrigation departments have launched the rotation programme to cover the shortage of water while over 50 distributaries and minors were lying dry in the command area of Nara canal owing to implementation upon the rotation programme. Chairman Farmer organization council FOC Sindh chapter Javed Ahmed Junejo and Haji Abdul Ghafoor Maher advocate, vice president Sindh abadgar board SAB district Mirpurkhas chapter have strongly condemned the irrigation authorities for releasing less water in Nara canal head against the requirements of the water , talking to the local news man they demanded the Sindh chief minister, irrigation minister, secretary irrigation and director Nara canal to take immediate notice and ensure releasing of irrigation water in Nara canal according to requirements. An official of irrigation department told that less water quantity was being supplied in Nara canal head from Sukkur barrage as result tail end areas were facing about 50 percent water shortage but officials were making efforts to supply the water till tail end abadgar by implementing on rotation programme. 

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