Pakistan on verge of famine as water shortage increases

Karachi: Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) Sindh secretary Aziz Dhamra has warned that agricultural production could be affected if farmers do not have access to water in the paddy growing region of the province. 

Due to this, there may be a serious food crisis in Pakistan, he warned. Talking to reporters, Dhamra said that the officials of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, through their anti-people and bad policies, always try to prevent the economic development of Sindh.

Preparation for large scale demonstrations against artificial water crisis

He also mentioned that the incompetent rulers of Pakistan have no plans to boost the agriculture sector and provide relief to farming communities across the country. 

He said the people of Sindh were ready to launch a massive demonstration against the artificial water crisis created by the federal government. Not only the economy but also the livelihood of many farmers of the province is at stake. 

He also blamed the chairman of Indus River System Authority and Imran Khan-led government for grabbing Sindh water in Taunsa Link canal. Dhamra said that the agriculture sector has already suffered a lot due to the self-centred policies of the rulers imposed on the country and water crisis in the regions, which will cause destruction for the farmers in many districts. 

He also claimed that those who were claiming to strengthen the national economy were only trying to deceive the people, divert their attention from price rise and poor governance.

Resolution tabled in Punjab Assembly against increasing attack on journalists

A resolution has been introduced in the Punjab province assembly against attacks on journalists and activists in Pakistan. The resolution criticized these attacks. 

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According to Dawn newspaper, Jugnu Mohsin, an independent member of the assembly, moved the proposal. Through this, he drew the attention of the state to the murder and harassment of journalists. Mohsin also referred to the recent attack on Asad Ali Toor and the ban on Hamid Mir’s show.

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