He said the CJLC
had been opened on Thursday by releasing 15,000 cusecs water, although it was decided at the IRSA meeting it would be opened after the needs of Sindh and Balochistan were fulfilled.
Declaring water as matter of life and death for Sindh, he warned the province would not accept any decision on the reopening of CJLC even if it was taken from the platform of IRSA.
The chief minister said the CJLC, which has a capacity of 20,000 cusecs, was neither perennial nor has been mentioned in the 1991 water accord.
Meanwhile, the provincial irrigation minister has said that WAPDA was equally responsible for the reopening of CJLC because it should not have implemented an illegal order from IRSA in this regard.
The minister said the provincial government has written to the federal government for the immediate closure of CJLC and take action against acting IRSA chairman Shafqat Masood.
According to reports, Masood had issued directives to the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) for opening the CJLC
with the release of 10,000 cusecs water.
After the meeting, an IRSA spokesman told reporters that the authority had decided to close the CJLC
after protest by a member from Sindh.