KARACHI – A delegation of Balochistan ministers called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah here at CM Secretariat the other day and discussed matters pertaining to distribution of irrigation water, which has become an issue between the two provinces.The delegation, led by Balochistan Minister for Irrigation Sardar Aslam Khan Bizenjo, included Parliamentary Affairs Minister Abdul Rehman Jamali, Information Minister Muhammad Younas Molazai and Secretary Irrigation Department Aslam Shakir. They briefed Qaim about the irrigation water shortage causing immense problems for the growers in Balochistan. Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo and Secretary Babar Effendi associated CM Qaim while discussing the water issue with the Baloch delegates. The Baloch ministers alleged that Sindh Irrigation Department was not releasing due share of Balochistan water into Saifullah Magsi Canal from Ghirungh Regulator of Khirthar Canal. They said they had already approached the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on the issue, as the province is not being provided its due share of water which comes from Indus River at Guddu Barrage and Sukkur Barrage. It may be noted that the Balochistan govt has been accusing the Sindh government of not releasing due share of water from Indus. Balochistan also threatened to stop water supply from the Hub River to Karachi if the Sindh government did not respond positively. Sources said CM Qaim and Dharejo rejected allegations of the Baloch ministers in connection with release of water from Indus River.Meanwhile, a statement issued from the CM House said Syed Qaim Ali Shah told the delegates that Sindh’s irrigation canals are also facing water shortage due to overall scarcity in the system. He hoped the water situation would improve soon and the issue would be resolved amicably. Later, the CM hosted a dinner in honour of the Baloch.