NO WATER DOWNSTREAM KOTRI: SEA ERODES 3 LAC ACRES FERTILE LAND OF SUJAWAL, THATTA

ABBAS KASSAR
HYDERABAD:
The gushing water of Sindhi Maha Sagar ( also called Arabian sea) was fast eroding lands of fertile coastal belt of Sujawal and Thatta districts due to releasing no water in Indus river downstream Kotri. According to water accord between provinces Punjab is bound to release 10 million acre feet (MAF) water downstream Kotri bus since last few years the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has blocked the water to downstream Kotri causing backward flow of sea not only eroding fertile lands of coastal belt of Thatta, Sujawal and to some extent Badin districts. So far 298,000 acres of land of coastal districts have been eroded and the rural populations of these districts who have their livelihood on agriculture and fisheries have started to migrate. According to another survey the gushing sea water has been flowing backwards to dry Indus River and its flow has reached Dulha Darya Khan Bridge.
The coastal areas population is scared and finding to way to migrate.It is amazing that Senators and MNAs from Sindh have failed to convince IRSA to release water downstream Kotri to save Indus delta as also more than 3 million population of Sujawal and Thatta distrcts.

Imtiaz Gorar
LARKANA:
Deputy Commissioner Larkana Javed Jagirani on Monday directed officials of relevant departments to ensure the implementation on fixed rates of essential commodities during upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
While on the meeting with the officials, he asked the concerned officials to take stern action against the hoarders and profiteers so that masses could get items of daily use on government controlled rates and take sigh of relief.
The meeting was largely attended by representatives of market committee, poultry department, Larkana Chamber of Commerce, Assistant Commissioners, Mukhtiarkars of four Tehsils, Floor Mills leaders and others.
He lamented the black sheep involved in the artificial shortage and hoarding the commodities will be dealt with strict action, adding that price control committees under supervision of Assistant Commissioners will be formed to check the prices and impose fine on violating shopkeepers and vendors.
Deputy Commissioner Larkana Javed Jagirani asked the officers concerned to pay surprise visits to fruits, vegetable markets as well as goods shops and ensure the selling of essential commodities on the rates which fixed by district administration he also called upon the traders to shoulder their responsibilities by keeping the prices at low level during the holy month.
On the occasion DC Larkana announced the rates of 47 daily use items for forthcoming holy month of Ramadan among Sugar, Flour, Meat, Fish, Chicken, Rice, Pulses, Oil, Super Basmati Rice and others, whereas the rates of vegetable and fruits were not fixed and discussed on the occasion.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Larkana Saifullah Abro, Regional Director Market Committee Ghulam Nabi Kalhoro, Assistant Commissioner Larkana Dr Masood Ahmed Bhutto, Riaz Hussain Memon, former President Larkana Chamber of Commerce and Industries Anwar Shaikh and others attended the meeting.

LABORER ELECTROCUTED

WAHEED PHULPOTO
SHIKARPUR:
A laborer was electrocuted near C&S Degree College Shikarpur in the limits of New Fujdari Police Station on Monday.
Reports said a laborer identified as Abdul Shakoor Arain of 40, residential of Arain Colony near Rustam chowk was electrocuted while touching an electric wire during he was working in new building house.
As a result of incident he was died on the spot.
Area Police Officials (APOs) rushed on the spot and handed over the body of the deceased to his heirs after conducting post-mortem from District Headquarter (DHQ) Hospital Shikarpur.
FIR was not registered till this news was flashed.

PML-N IS SINGULAR PARTY IN PAKISTAN AWARE OF MASSES PROBLEMS: BROHI

WAHEED PHULPOTO
SHIKARPUR:
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Muhammad Siddique Brohi has said that Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif will not rest till complete rehabilitation of Pakistan here at local hotel on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion he has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is stable and strengthen under the leadership of Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif he added some politicians are doing negative politics.
Mr Muhammad Siddique Brohi has further said that Pakistan is facing internal and external several hardships and threats but Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is able to face them and he will solve and control issues of lawlessness, electric, inflation and other issues.
He further said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) is singular party in Pakistan who understand the problems of the masses.
Several activists including Ali Ahmed Malik were also present on the occasion.