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  • Fresh push for clearing canals’ dykes of encroachments leads to violent protest

    SUKKUR: Police used batons and tear-gas shells to break up an over five-hour long sit-in on Indus Highway by illegal occupants of canals’ dykes who were protesting against demolition of their property during an anti-encroachment operation jointly launched by district administration and irrigation department on Wednesday...

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Sukkur district president Mobin Khan Jatoi and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl Sukkur...

  • ‘Water in all canals to be released from 25th, ban on paddy cultivation to continue’

    Sukkur Commissioner Mohammed Abbas Baoch, deputy commissioners and SSPs of Sukkur, Ghotki and Khairpur and senior officials of the irrigation, Salinity Control and Reclamation Programme (Scarp), Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (Sida), and agriculture and revenue departments, as well as representatives of small growers attended the meeting...

    It also decided to release water in all canals in Sindh from April 25...

  • Irsa to close canals for annual desilting from 25th

    ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has decided in consultation with the provinces to close canals from Dec 25 to Jan 31 for annual maintenance and de-silting...

    Hydropower generation at present could go up to 3,800MW at peak hours because of provincial irrigation demands, but it will come down to around 1,000MW during the canal closure period...

  • Hyderabad’s contaminated canals

    THE contamination of the Kotri barrage’s four main canals continues unabated as a result of the inflow of domestic, municipal and industrial wastewater...

    These canals, including old and new Phulelli, Akram Wah and Kalri Baghar feeder, supply water to the population that lives downstream the Kotri barrage...

  • Springs, canals in Swabi being used as waste dumping sites

    SWABI: Though the Swabi district is blessed with a number of natural springs and canals, the people’s callousness and authorities’ failure to prevent them from being polluted has ruined this natural source of water being used for centuries by people for the purposes of irrigating crops and domestic use...

    Khan Aman, a local resident, recalled that once the government tried to tax the people for using the spring water for irrigation,...

  • Upgrading canals

    A NUMBER of development projects with a focus on the Nara Canal of Sukkur barrage are being carried out by the Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority to improve water supply to farmlands though with some hiccups for the growers...

    Four of the 14 main canals emanating from three provincial barrages have been handed over to the authority (SIDA) and the rest are managed by the Sindh irrigation department...

  • Officials’ absence, effluent disposal into Dadu canals irk water commission

    DADU: Retired Justice Amir Hani Muslim, head of the one-man Supreme Court-mandated water commission, on Monday inspected water supply and sewerage installations in the district and expressed his anger over absence of officers concerned and unchecked release of sewage and toxic runoff of industries into canals and natural storm water drains...

    Sajid Hussain Bhutto, superintending engineer (SE) of the irrigation department briefed...

  • Sindh, Punjab embroiled in controversy over canals’ status amid looming water crisis

    HYDERABAD: Senate’s standing committee on water resources will recommend to the Council of Common Interests (CCI)-led committee on water issue to determine status of link canals branching off from the Indus and ascertain whether consent of lower riparian (Sindh) is mandatory to operate these canals, besides redefining criteria of Mangla Dam operation...

    The top water regulator, according to Sindh, allows operation of link canals —...

  • Bilawal may lead sit-in if link canals not closed, warn ministers

    SUKKUR: Growers of Sindh and Pakistan Peoples Party workers will hold a sit-in under the leadership of party chairman Bilawal-Bhutto Zardari along the Sindh-Punjab border to seal it, if “theft” of Sindh’s water is not stopped...

    This was announced by Irrigation Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal while addressing a press conference along with Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah during a visit to Sukkur Barrage on Saturday...

  • Sindh Assembly asks Centre to halt construction of two canals

    KARACHI: Amid Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s boycott, the Sindh Assembly on Monday strongly condemned the federal government for constructing Jalalpur Canal and Greater Thal Canal’s Phase-II, passing a resolution that was also fully supported by two other major opposition parties — the Grand Democratic Alliance and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan...

    Irrigation Minister Jam Khan Shoro, who tabled the resolution, said that the Sindh’s...

  • Crops go thirsty across Sindh with canals running bone-dry

    Kaloi, who was among thousands of small scale growers haunted by the spectre of widespread water shortage in Sindh, and his colleagues brought their family members from the tail-end district of Badin to lodge a protest outside the office of Rohri Canal chief engineer against acute shortage of irrigation water in the district as season of Kharif sowing entered a crucial stage in lower Sindh...

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  • Irrigation employees demand regular job

    SHEIKHUPURA: Hundreds of Punjab Irrigation and Drainage Authority employees working on contract for 14 years have demanded regularisation of their services...

    SIKHS: More than 3,000 Sikh pilgrims from Pakistan, India, the UAE and Europe arrived in Nankana Sahib on Wednesday to celebrate the Baisakhi festival...

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