The team comprising Irsa
member from Punjab Rao Irshad Ali, Irsa
member from Sindh Mazhar Ali Shah, Irsa
operations director Khalid Idrees Rana and a chief engineering adviser's representative was assisted by the technical staff of Irsa
, the provincial irrigation departments, and the water resources ministry through a third party, International Sedimentation Research Institute Pakistan (ISRIP) of Wapda.
The stance of Irsa
was supported by three out of four members because Punjab has opposed the decision of the rest of the three provinces, said the source.
Taking notice of the complaint, Irsa
Chairman Sher Zaman Khan has set up a committee to monitor water supply at Guddu Barrage.
briefed about the Sindh indent and IRSA
releases in the system and assured full cooperation for the sowing of Kharif Crops in Sindh Province.
The Senator added that the water is being supplied to the province of Punjab through the flood canal which is against the laws of the state and the water is being release by IRSA
despite knowing the fact that the province of Sindh is facing 40 shortage of water already.
Member National Assembly (MNA) Riaz-ul-Haq pointed out the difference during the briefing presented by Chairman IRSA
Sher Zaman Khan claiming less water shortage as compared to Irrigation Department Sindh Special Secretary's data.
The committee which met with IRSA
Chairman Sher Zaman Khan in the chair discussed and approved the anticipated water availability criteria for the Kharif season (April-September), IRSA
The meeting would be presided over by IRSA
Chairman Sher Zaman while secretaries irrigation, agriculture of all provinces, members Water and Power WAPDA, Chairman Federal Flood Commission, DG Met Office, members all IRSA
members would also attend the meeting.
According to official documents of the Indus River System Authority (IRSA
), Balochistan faced the worst shortage in 1994-95 when it was recorded at 61 per cent.
After approval, expression of interest (EOI) would be sought from shortlisted firms for carrying out feasibility study of the project, told IRSA
Spokesman Khalid Rana while taking to reporter here.
rejected a call to subject Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces to water cuts.
spokesperson Khalid Rana told The Express Tribune that both the water reservoirs had reached dead level and the situation was very disturbing.