Sindh is facing worst kind of water scarcity says Mansoor Khaskheli
24 Feb 2019
Hyderabad: February 24, 2019. (PCP) Chairman Sindhi Sangat Sindh Mansoor Khaskheli has said, despite being a Agro -economic hub, Sindh is facing worst kind of water scarcity, especially tail-end growers continuously protesting against water scarcity but federal and provincial governments have turned blind eye towards them.
In an issued statement on Saturday, the chairman of Sindhi Sangat Sindh Mansoor Khaskheli has expressed a serious concern over recent WHO report regarding drought in Sindh and Balochistan. According to recent world health organization report Since 2013, Pakistan has been receiving below average amount of rainfall. In 2018, less than 10% of the projected annual rainfall was received in Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
Over 2.5 million people in Sindh province are either directly or indirectly affected by the drought. Sindh’s coastline stretches over 250 kilometres, between Karachi and Badin districts. River Indus also merges into the Arabian Sea, which further flows into small rivers and waterways and forms a delta, but due to worst water scarcity in River Indus sea is encroaching on land and groundwater is becoming marine water. According to an estimate, more than 1,500,000 acres of land have become completely barren due to sea encroaching. Sindh is already facing water shortages building more dams on River Indus will make situation even worse, water is the basic need of all living things but Unfortunately, in Sindh there is a huge scarcity of water and people of Sindh are forced to drink contaminated water. Both scarcity of water and contaminated water lead to death of countless number of people.
Sindh has been turned into a desert due to the lack of water. 70% of Sindh’s economy is dependent on agriculture and a large part of that economy already stands destroyed due to water shortage and mismanagement of the provincial government’s agriculture policies. Sindhi Sangat Sindh demand the tail-enders have more right on water. Sindh being a tail-end province must be given its due share.