Thursday, August 26, 2010

No flood threat to Bhutto's City, says CM Sindh

LARKANA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that there is no flood threat to Larkana city, and asked the people of Larkana not to give any attention to the rumors.
During his visit to the Aaqil Agani embankment here on Monday, while talking to journalists, he said that a large number of party workers, irrigation officials and district administration Larkana are striving hard to strengthen the vulnerable point at Aaqil-Agani Bund.
Speaker of the Sindh Assembly, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, Law Minister Ayaz Soomro, Minister for Women's Development Ms. Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto, PPP leaders Haji Munwar Ali Abbasi MPA, Dr. Shafquat Soomro, Nisar Ali Shaikh, Khair Muhammad Shaikh, Noorddin Abro, large number of PPP leaders and workers were also present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister directed the officials of the Irrigation department to ensure the required machinery and stones on emergency basis at the vulnerable point of Aaqil-Agani embankment.
On the occasion, secretary Irrigation and Power Shuja Junejo briefed that the required machinery and stones were reaching at the spot on emergency basis and the speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Ahmed Khuhro established a camp at the embankment to supervise the strengthening work.
Syed Qaim Ali Shah along with Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro arrived at Shahdadkot by air where Minister for Food, Mir Nadir Ali Magsi briefed the Chief Minister that the protective embankment along with bypass was being strengthened. He said that flood water flow was increasing from 3 sides including Balochistan, Garhi Khairo side and Golo Daro area.
Secretary Irrigation Shuja Junejo, Chief Engineers Irrigation Agha Aijaz Pathan, Khalid Memon, SE Saifullah Magsi canal Shafquat Wadho also gave their expert opinion that the floodwater may be given a way via zero point to Hamal Lake and Manchar lake. The proposal was approved by the chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also distributed food items at the relief camp established at Govt Degree College Ratodero. The food packets were donated by the National Bank of Pakistan Larkana Region.