Assemblies cannot be sacrificed over Imran Khan’s sentimental politics: Nisar Ahmed Khuhro

Sukkur, August 05, 2015 (PPI-OT):The Senior Sindh Minister for Information and Irrigation Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that the assemblies cannot be sacrificed over PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s sentimental politics, our leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto struggled hard and sacrificed her life to keep the stability of assemblies in the country.

The main flow of water is passing through Sukkur barrage with its speed facing no hindrances at anywhere, and at present, the situation of high flood is under control of the government. This was stated by him while addressing a press conference at the office of XEN Sukkur barrage at Sukkur barrage.

The Senior Sindh Minister on Information and Irrigation Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said it is no doubt at present it is a high flood situation, but now water level has started decreasing since last two days adding that, three days ago at Guddu Barrage, it was 7 lac 54 thousand cusecs, although, now it is decreased there and reached at 07 lac cusecs.

However, at Sukkur barrage, the upper flow is 7 lac cusecs and the lower flow is decreased up to 06 lac cusecs after releasing 42 thousand cusecs water flow into right and left bank canals. He said when information received regarding water pressure during the last night near Sagyoon and today morning near Bagarji, the situation was brought under control with the efforts of Irrigation staff.

Answering to a question, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro said that for river system, Sindh’s share in Federal Flood Commission is 26 per cent, and it has been asked the Prime Minister that for completion of the schemes, release of the funds is important adding that he said, the Sindh Government on its behalf through annual development program is working for repair and strengthening of the dykes.

He further said that the level of shank dyke of Ghotki now has been increased due to stone pitching there, however, other all the protective dykes have also been increased up to 6 feet. To a question regarding short length of Khairpur-Larkana bridge than the other bridges, the Senior Minister said that design and measurement of Khairpur-Larkana bridge was approved during the General Musharraf’s regime and now in future it would be considered regarding the study of this mega project adding that said, at present, the river’s main flow of water is passing with its natural speed facing no any hindrances at anywhere.

To another question, he said that PPP have struggled a lot and sacrificed for the sake of democracy and stability of the assemblies in the country. After Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was also separated from us and we have always accepted deaths by hangings, he added.

He said even after the assassination of our slain leader Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto we said that we need/ want democracy and the assemblies, and now for Imran Khan’s sentimental politics, how can assemblies be sacrificed! He showed expressions of astonishment and said that a captain of the past playing accompanied with 18 players cannot control his 18 members, no one says one thing and the others differentiate and say something different.

However, he suggested for other political parties that it would be in the better interests of survival of democratic process to avoid from insisting for rejection of PTI members’ rejection from assemblies’ membership. To a question regarding Karachi operation and Rangers letter to MQM leader Farooq Sattar, mentioning the list of target killers, he said it is because of the Rangers and Police operation in Karachi, that the peace of the city has been restored.

After this, the senior minister Nisar Ahmed Khuhro also visited Ulra Jageer dyke in Khairpur to review repair work there. Speaking to media personnel there, he clarified that there is no danger to the protective dykes and flood pressure within next ten days will be reduced and cautioned to landlords to remove their Zamindari dykes themselves, otherwise, the government will remove these bunds strictly, because these Zamindari dykes are caused for increase of pressure level over the real protective dykes.

On this occasion, MNA Nouman Islam Shaikh, the Special Assistant to CM, Dr. Arshad Mughal, Irrigation Secretary Zaheer Haider Shah, Chief Engineer Sukkur Barrage Wali Muhammad Naich and others were also accompanied with the senior minister.

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