Water shortage may cause famine in Pakistan: STWC

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    Water shortage may cause famine in Pakistan: STWC

    LAHORE: Sindh Tas Water Council warned that the country may face acute shortage of food and that the famine situation may crop up owing to the decreasing water resources. Talking to media on Friday, Sindh Tas Water Council Pakistan Chief Organiser M Yousuf Sarwar said the biggest issue between Pakistan and India after the Kashmir is river water, adding India is expediting the construction work of dams an barrages on the remaining rivers of Pakistan. The past government of Pakistan did nothing in this regard to forbid India from doing this. Yousuf Sarwar said at least 405 canals and 124 distributaries of Pakistan would dry up in the wake of Baglihar Dam construction and large swathes ranging millions of hectares of land will turn arid. He cautioned that Terbela and Mangla are at the dead level for the past two decades, adding 38 million acres of land are being spoiled without having enough water. Yousuf Sarwar pleaded the new government to prevent India from constructing new dams and take resort to the world court in this connection.
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    We have the same problem with India in Bangladesh. Unfortunately Hindustan does not consider other nations when it comes to water. There is already current plans to link the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers along with all the mini rivers that gives water from India to Bangladesh. I hope future Indian government realize that if they do this to both countries (Bangla/Pak), this may lead to a two front war against India, again. We don't want war but for survival, people will do what ever it takes to survive.