IRSA Sindh chief resigns
KARACHI: The chairman Indus River System Authority (IRSA), Amanullah Khan, has resigned from his post citing his inability to perform the duties.
In a letter to Ministry of Water and Power, he said it was difficult to carry out his official obligations so he was tendering his resignation.
The sources in IRSA Sindh said Sindh usually receives its irrigation water quota by May 7 every year but due to closure of CJ Link Canal, the Sindh growers have lost the benefit of May weather on the crops.
“Water theft is on the rise in Punjab and other provinces are not getting their due share of irrigation water,” he added.
Usually water from CJ Link Canal is released by April 15 every crop season but this time, Sindh is still waiting for its water share.
Sindh is still waiting for around 65,000 cusecs of water of its quota, whereas province has only received 23,000 cusecs of water this season, he maintained. The Punjab government released about 25,000 cusecs water from CJ Link Canal during 17 days of talks with Sindh officials.
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