Three river embankments near Larkana vulnerableSeptember 8, 2014
Larkana: Three major embankments which are annually repaired with stone pitching work have been declared sensitive by the Irrigation Department SE during the current flood water which is heading towards Sindh province after devastating floods in Punjab.
These include Akil-Agani Loop Bund, Nusrat Loop Bund and Ruk Spur.
The Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Department, Larkana, Amjad Pervaiz Dawach, while talking to Media during his visit to these Bunds along with Larkana Deputy Commissioner Ghanwar Ali Laghari and MNA Ayaz Soomro. Dawach said that pickets of Irrigation employees have been established on emergency basis on all the Bunds and requisite machinery has also been called and added that leave of all the employees has also been cancelled and they have been directed to resume their duties to face the situation.
Dawach further said that there is no imminent danger as they have gone through the experience of 2010 and 2011 floods and claimed that over half a million cusecs of water is expected to pass through this area which will not pose any danger. He also gave briefing to the MNA on these lines and seemed extremely satisfied.
He also demanded deployment of police to protect the other government servants who have been posted on pickets to guard the flow of water in Indus River.
Deputy Commissioner Ghanwar Laghari said that Sindh Government is seriously keeping an eye over the expected flood and monsoon rain situation and irrigation & revenue departments are trying their best so that flood water pass through this area smoothly without any damage.
When the Media persons visited Wahid Bux Agani & Mitho Khuhro villages, the villagers Mir Agani, Ali Nawaz Shah, Abdullah Khuhro, Sameer Khuhro and others said that stone pitching work on LS Bund was left incomplete by the contractor which is expected to further aggravate the situation.
They said that Jhali Bund is also very weak being very old. The villagers of Mitho Khuhro said that Indus has started eroding the bunds for which they are very much worried because of which it is feared that this village may be washed away if the same situation persisted.
They demanded the government to take urgent measures to save them and breakage of bunds which have become very old.