Latest Pakistan News > Islamabad News – Owing to the low flow in rivers, the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has decreased water supply of Sindh and Punjab by 16 percent.
A meeting of the IRSA Authority, chaired by the acting chairman, was held this day. Due to decrease in water arrival into rivers, the meeting decided to cut Sindh and Punjab’s water supply by 16 percent.
Total 11,000 cusecs of water has been reduced from Sindh supply while 13,000 from Punjab supply; after this deduction in water supply both provinces face 38 percent shortage of water supply which can hurt cultivation of cotton crop severely.
According to IRSA, currently 7,000 cusecs water is being supplied to Balochistan while 3,000 cusecs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.