ISLAMABAD: Sindh caretaker Chief Minister Fazal-ur-Rehman has directed Irrigation department to take strict action against water theft by registering FIR so that water could be provided to the tail-enders.
He took this decision while presiding over a joint meeting of Agriculture & Irrigation departments at the Chief Minister House in Karachi.
The Chief Minister said that the water position in the Indus River has improved to some extent but its benefits have not trickled down to the small growers, particularly the tail-enders.
He said this is the issues of management and distribution of water and said that shortages should also be shared by the all the growers and the people living at the head of canals.
The Chief Minister also directed the police department to support and cooperate with Irrigation officials in stopping water theft by registering cases.