Sindh treats the Indus as Sindhs river and objects toPunjabtaking any water from it. This was true when there were five rivers flowing throughPunjab. With the loss of three rivers toIndianow the whole county has to subsist on the three remaining rivers of which only the Indus has surplus flows. Tarbela dam on theIndusincreased canal supplies by 25 percent by storing and saving surplus flood waters. Obviously all the provinces have a share in this increase. Sindh should not object to southPunjabtaking its due share through the CJ and TP link canals. North Punjab is already being denied its share which it can take only through the left bank canal at Kalabagh dam. The irony of it is that north Punjab will not get any water from any dam on theIndus, be it Tarbela, Bhasha, Akhori, Skardu or Katzara dam. The water from all these dams will bypass north Punjab and 8 lakh acres in D I Khan and flow down to Sindh and Balochistan, except for what southPunjabis allowed to take. Without water from the Indus, with Mangla dam silting up progressively, two thirds of northPunjabwill revert from irrigated to barani with a 50 percent loss in national food production. The pre-partition Punjab was the bread basket of the whole ofIndia, the smaller East Punjab still is but not the biggerWest Punjab. ENGR KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, july12.