Provinces informed about water shortage for ‘rabbi’ season: MOWP


Ministry of Water and Power has clarified that all provinces were informed at the start of Rabbi season that water in Tarbela and Mangla dams will reach dead level during the first 10 days of March.

In a statement, the Ministry spokesperson said that the meeting of Indus River System Authority Advisory Committee held on September 30,2016 anticipated that Punjab and Sindh will face shortfall of 17 per cent during the season.

The statement said, “IRSA manages the water situation strictly in accordance with the Water Appointment Accord 1991.”

Meanwhile, the IRSA spokesman said that the reaching of Tarbela and Mangla dams to the dead level is a normal phenomenon.