LAHORE - Punjab Minister for Irrigation and PIDA Chairman Mian Yawar Zaman said that strict action would be taken against government officials involved in water theft.
He said presiding over a meeting regarding eradication of water theft and shortage of canal water at Irrigation Secretariat. Bahawalpur Commissioner Asad Ullah Khan, Chief Engineer Irrigation (Bahawalpur Zone) Khurshid Zaman, Additional Secretary (Operation) Malik Muhammad Saleem, Chief Monitoring Habib Ullah Bodla, Assembly Members Qazi Ghulam Farid and Khalid Mahmood Waraan attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed in detail the shortage of water and canals’ situation of Bahawalpur Zone.
Assembly Members while informing about the Bahawal Canal, Sultan Canal, Uch Minor and 4-L Distribution System of Ahmed Pur Sharqia told that the availability of water at the tail end of these water channels was not possible. They further said that due to non availability of underground sweet water, the farmers depended upon canal water for agricultural needs.