The larger bench has approved recommendations to raze down the encroachments from irrigation department lands in three phases.
The irrigation officials have launched the anti-encroachment operation with heavy machinery and deployment of heavy contingents of police.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur on Tuesday arrested eight officials of the irrigation department on charges of corruption and misuse of powers in Islamabad.
NAWABSHAH: A 50-feet wide breach developed near Daulatpur in district Nawabshah submerging hundreds of acres of crops, ARY News reported on Monday. The water gushing from the breach at RD-19 of Malwah branch near Daulatpur entered in five villages including Umar Rahu and Bachoo Rahu. The water drowned several mud huts in affected villages. Standing crops of sugarcane, onion, wheat and banana on hundreds of acres came under the water, villagers said. The staff of the irrigation department yet to reach to the spot to…
KARACHI: Police have arrested around 50 employees of Irrigation Department from outside of Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Monday, ARY News reported. The protesting employees were demanding for payment of arrears of their salaries, service quota, son quota and government residencies. Police tried to stop them through baton charge and fired teargas shells to disperse them. However, this did not quell the protesters and they reorganized and started marching towards Sindh Assembly. Then, police washed them with water…
NAUKOT, SINDH: Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah paid a surprise visit to Mithrayo Water Canal in Naukot after taking notice of water theft and shortage of water for irrigation, ARY News reports.