Home secretary to receive canal breaches report


LAHORE – A judicial inquiry report on canal and spur breaches in floods will be officially handed over to the Punjab Home Secretary on Monday. The Judicial Flood Inquiry Tribunal registrar will hand over the report in a ceremony at the Lahore High Court.
The Judicial Flood Inquiry Tribunal Chairman Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah along with members Abdul Sattar Shakir and Shafqat Masood, completed the report on April 8, titled “A Rude Awakening”, which consists of 475 pages supported by 91 appendices spread over 30,594 pages.
The Punjab government constituted a three-member inquiry commission on September 2 to probe breaching of canal protective embankments and spurs causing loss to public property during floods in the province.
The tribunal investigated reasons behind breaches at Jinnah Barrage, Tunsa Barrage, Jampur and Kot Mitthan embankments.