Fishers demand saving Manchar Lake

Sehwan Sharif, Sindh: Local fishermen have demanded saving the dying fresh water lake of Sindh, Manchar, and announced to launch a protest drive in this regard. The fishermen on the platform of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) would hold protests and rallies throughout the province and also march Hyderabad to Karachi to hold a rally in front of Chief Minister’s House.

PFF chairman Muhammad Ali Shah told media here Sunday that thousands of fisher families depend on Manchar Lake, but this great lake is dying due to growing pollution. He said they would also knock the door of court to get the lake restored.

He said the government spent Rs55billion on Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD) but the floods of 2010 damaged this drain, and Rs55billion of the taxpayers’ money also went down the drain. He asked to find solution so that the poisonous water be drained out of the lake and it be replenished with fresh water.