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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

MIRPURKHAS March 23. Cotton sowing in the tail end districts of lower Nara canal command area might be late due to sudden shortfall in Nara canal. Report said that cotton sowing will be started from April 1 and cotton growers are busy to prepare their agriculture lands with the help of modern machinery to sow the cotton crop. However, it might be late as water supply has been decreased till 7800 cusec water discharge from 9000 cusec in Nara canal head owing to shortfall in Sukkur barrage. Irrigation department sources further said that during last some day’s water supply was decreased day by day as result acute shortage was created in tail end districts Mirpurkhas, Umerkot and Tharparkar of the lower Nara canal command area. Sources further said that there was required 14000 cusec water discharge in Nara canal head. When contacted Mir Zafarullah Talpure, president Sindh chamber of agriculture district Mirpurkhas chapter has expressed grave concern over the shortage of irrigation water in tail end above districts as result cotton sowing might be affected adversely as it was starting from April 1. He said that about 50 percent water shortage persisting in the command area of the Nara canal and if it was remained further a week, then cotton sowing will be delayed. He demanded the provincial minister for irrigation, secretary irrigation and director Nara canal to take notice of acute shortage of water in tail end areas and ensure supply of required quantity of water to enable the growers to sow cotton at the time for getting more than cotton production. 

MIRPURKHAS March 23. Complete shutter down strike was observed in the city here on Wednesday to protest against the desecration of Holy Quran in USA . Shops in all the markets, bazaars including cloth market, Hilal market, grain market, Khisak Pura, Shahi Bazaar, Mirwah road, M.A.Jinnah road, furniture market, electronic market, Umerkot road, Sir Syed road, Iqbal, road, Jarwary Shakh chowk, Satellite town etc remained close. Strict security arrangements were made by DPO Mirpurkhas as police personnels were deployed at main chowks, markets, sensitive buildings and exit and entry ways of the city to avert any untoward incident. 

MIRPURKHAS March 23. Taluka municipal administration TMA Mirpurkhas has launched anti roaming dog campaign on union council level in the city and advised the citizens to keep their pet dogs indoor. Administrator of the TMA Mirprukhas Abdul Wahab Abbasi, presiding the meeting here on Tuesday, asked the officers to ensure anti roaming dog campaign successful as there had been increased the complaints regarding dog bite cases in the city as well as in outskirts areas of the city. He said that he will not bear any kind of inefficiency and will departmental action if any official demonstrated negligence. 

MIRPURKHAS March 23. Leaders of Jeay Sindh Muttehda Mahaz district Mirpurkhas Khuda Bux Chohan, Dhani Bux Panhwer, Sheral Leghari and others in a joint press statement issued here on Wednesday have strongly condemned the armed attack on the JSMM leader Riaz Leghari by armed Ghunda transporters. They accused that as the leader Riaz Leghari went to talk with transporters on the rally matter that armed transporters including Salamat Lakho have attacked on him. They alleged that those armed transporters were already involved in murder of ex journalist Sultan Mehmood Chandio and other innocent people. They alleged that they were disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of the city. They warned that their organization was not weak. However, they demanded the district administration to immediately take notice of murderous attack of above armed transporters on the JSMM leader Riaz Leghari and ensure arresting of the culprits otherwise strict protest campaign will be launched. 

MIRPURKHAS March 23. Celebrations erupted in the city following Pakistans massive win over west indies in Cricket world cup quarter final.Jubilant youths took to roads soon in their own peculiar style after Pakistan team defeated indies.while aerial firing was also made in different parts of the city. During the match, roads and streets were deserted look while on Mohallah level people had arranged TV set in the street or chowk to see the quarter final match. Sweets were also distributed among the citizens in the different parts of the city. 


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