March 2012 – SINDH DELEGATION PRESENTATION AT “FAME”:Forum Alternatif Mondiale de l’Eau Alternative World Water Forum, Marseille, France
Mr Naseer Memon, Irrigation Engineer and Social Scientist and Ms Humaira Rahman, General Secretary , World Sindhi Institue
The Sindh Delegation presented the “Case of Sindh” via a power point presentation that was projected on a large screen. Approximately 55 delegates to FAME were present and keenly heard and watched the presentation.
The slides began by locating Sindh, an area populated by approximately 40 million people, in a map of South Asia. Many facts and figures were presented to substantiate the summary narrative presented below.
Sindh is a deltaic region and South Eastern Province of Pakistan , one of the 4 provinces that make up the Federation. It is irrigated since millennia by the River Indus of which it is the lowest riparian. The river Indus originates in the high lands of Tibet and flows through the length of Pkaistan before emptying itself at the coast of Sindh , into the Arabian Sea, which is part of the Indian Ocean.