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Nawabshah: Breach in Malwah branch drowns five villages

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…

50 Irrigation Department employees washed, arrested

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…