Lahore: Ameer, Jamaat e islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that India’s water aggression against Pakistan and our failure to build dams were the major reasons behind the large scale deaths in Thar and the drought in Cholistan but the rulers seemed be totally unconcerned on the both issues.
Talking to a delegation of growers at Mansoora prior to his departure for Karachi on Thursday, he said that while India was actively working on the agenda to turn Pakistan into a desert, our rulers were keen to import vegetables and other food items from the enemy country.
He said that India had build as many as 65 dams on the Pakistani rivers, not a single big dam was built in this country during the last fifty years because of political differences. A huge quantity of surplus water was being dropped into the sea but it could not be stored because of shortage of water reservoirs.
He said it was time that the Pakistan government took up the issue of India’s water aggression at the international forums and also started building big dams to increase storage capacity.
The JI chief said that on one hand, the area under cultivation was decreasing because of shortage of river water while on the other hand, the farmers were facing difficulties due to the high prices of electricity and agricultural inputs. In such a situation, the import of farm products from India would ruin Pakistan’ agriculture, he added.