The Balochistan Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution against alleged stealing of water by Sindh under the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) agreement.
Mohammad Khan Lehri, a PML-N lawmaker, tabled the resolution. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the house.
"Denial of water from Sindh has inflicted damages to standing crops in Balochistan,” said Lehri while tabling the resolution.
The continued stealing of water by Sindh remains a major problem for farmers in Jaffarabad and Naseerabad districts, the resolution stated.
Lehri alleged that as per the agreement, Sindh was responsible for providing 2,500 cusecs of water during the growing season. He, however, claimed that since 1991, Balochistan was being denied the share as per the IRSA pact.
The assembly also demanded from the federal government to direct the Sindh government to ensure Balochistan’s share of water is provided to the province.
The chief minister Balochistan and the chief minister of Sindh had agreed to resolve the issue through political means, after repeated allegations by the Balochistan government.