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Farmers in Pakistan demonstrate against water shortage, demand action against corrupt officials
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Farmers in Pakistan demonstrate against water shortage, demand action against corrupt officials

| @indiablooms | 08 May 2024, 06:13 pm

Farmers whose lands were located at the tail-end of Manharo minor (water channel) in Pakistan staged a sit-in to block Moro-Bandhi road outside a local press club near Bandhi on Monday in protest against what they described as ‘artificial’ shortage of irrigation water.

The protesters’ leaders advocate Imtiaz Dahiri, Younis Awan, Lal Bux Dahiri and others said that their lands at the tail-end of the channel were turning barren due to the prolonged artificial shortage of irrigation water, reported Dawn News.

They accused officials of irrigation department of deliberately causing the water crisis by selling their share of the water to influential landlords of the area.

They said officials were not ready to provide them relief and continued with illegal closure of water despite several complaints made to them.

They said that they were growers and their livelihood solely depended on their land.

If their crop withered away due to water shortage it would great injustice to them, they said.

They directly the  Sindh chief minister, irrigation minister and MPA Dr Bahadur Dahiri to take an immediate action against the corrupt people.

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