BADIN, June 20: A large number of growers of Golarchi taluka staged a sit-in on Morjhar Mori (bridge) and blocked the Badin-Karachi highway for over three hours on Wednesday in protest against water shortage.

The protesters said that more than 3,000 acres of land was affected and seedlings had dried up because of a persistent shortage of water in Morjhar minor, Bhanery Shakh and Jakhejee minors.

The shortage in the canals is not only casting adverse impact on Kharif crops but has also created a crisis of drinking water across the Badin district.

They said that their crops had been destroyed and they had suffered huge losses. People in coastal areas were facing scarcity of drinking water because wells, too, had dried up, they said.

ZAKAT: Chairman of the District Zakat and Ushr Committee, Haji Mohammad Ramzan Chandio, has said that Zakat funds are being distributed among the deserving people in a transparent manner.

More From This Section

18 freed fishermen arrive, give FCS officials a wide berth

KARACHI: The 18 fishermen of boats Al Razzak and Al Naseeb picked up by Indian authorities from Kajhar Creek on June...

Larkana jail inmates in rooftop protest

LARKANA: Protesting alleged excesses of jail authorities, prisoners in Larkana central prison staged a rooftop...

Three ‘bandits’ killed, policeman wounded in encounters

KARACHI: Three suspected bandits were killed in two separate encounters with police in different areas on Saturday,...

No court proceedings tomorrow

KARACHI: The legal fraternity will stay away from court proceedings across the province on Monday to mourn the death...


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page