CM inspects Ulra-Jagir Protective DykeSeptember 9, 2014
KHAIRPUR: Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that in order to face possible flood in Sindh, necessary measure to protect life and property of people were being taken on emergency basis.
This he said while inspecting Ulra-Jagir Protective Bund at Kingri taluka of district Khairpur. He said that efforts were being made to protect people and their cattle living in the katcha area. “We are also trying to protect standing crops by strengthening embankments of Indus River,” he assured.
The chief minister said that the length of Indus River from Guddu to Arabian sea was 1,370 miles, therefore, the embankments stretching over the area were being strengthened on war footings for smooth flows.
Shah said that during the floods of 2010 Ulra-Jagir bund had been declared most sensitive, therefore, a spur apron was constructed at the cost of millions of rupees to protect it. “But the floods washed away some of its stones on which repair work has been started,” he said and added that it would be completed before the floods entered Sindh.
Shah said that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari had directed provincial ministers, advisers and other elected and non-elected representatives of the party to monitor embankments. “However, patrolling of police and rangers on the embankments has been increased so that irrigation official can work peacefully,” he said.
On the occasion, chief engineer Sukkur Barrage Left Bank briefed the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah about the strengthening of the embankments.