London – (PR) : Terming it an unlawful and illegal act, the World Sindhi Congress (WSC) strongly condemned the decision. The international human rights body believes that the decision is against the international laws on water and historical rights of Sindh. ….
CCI meets today with heavy agenda
ISLAMABAD: The Council of Common Interests (CCI), the top decision-making body of the federation, is meeting today (Sunday) to resolve inter-provincial disputes regarding water-sharing, tax on services and the approval of Bhasha Dam to meet World Bank’s conditions for financing, official sources said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani will chair the CCI meeting, which will take up an eight-point agenda.
Being members of the CCI, all four chief ministers and the special representatives from the four provinces – Naveed Qamar (Sindh), Yousaf Raza Gilani (Punjab), Humayun Aziz Kurd (Balochistan) and Arbab Alamgir (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) – will attend the meeting.
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Seeds of discontent: discrepancy in water distribution
by Aziz Narejo, TX
Disparity in water distribution is a major cause of conflict in the country. It creates anger, ill-will, animosity and agitation among the people and the provinces. The government’s failure to address the issue in an appropriate, effective and impartial manner makes the matter worse.