CM Shah, Faisal Vawda agree to increase transparency in K-IV water project

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KARACHI: Following a meeting with Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Monday agreed that the provincial government needs to closely collaborate with the Centre to successfully complete the K-IV water project. They also agreed on increasing transparency in the K-IV water project which was launched to end Karachi’s water crisis.

Vawda informed Shah that the prime minister had been informed of an increase in the the budget of the K-IV project.

The federal minister also shared that a recommendation for an audit of the K-IV budget had been made in order to maintain transparency.

During the meeting, Chief Minister Shah noted that due to uneven water levels at the Sukkur barrage, Balochistan was not getting its due share of water. He added that the problem will persist until the “position of Sukkur barrage is fixed”.

Sindh Minister for Local Bodies Saeed Ghani was also present in the meeting.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Ghani said that the provincial government was working to put an end to water theft in the province and maintained that he will cooperate with Vawda in any step that the federal minister wished to take against water theft and illegal hydrants.