CONTROVERSIAL THAL CANAL SHOULD STOP
CO-ODINATION COMMITTEE OF THE MQM
Karachi-13 June 2003
Members of the Central Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) demanded of the President General Parvez Musharraf and Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali to immediately stop the work on the controversial Thal Canal until the removal of apprehensions of the people of Sindh. They further added that the people of Sindh have fears that its construction would further deprive Sindh of water while Sindh has already been denied of its due share of water.
Members of the Central Co-ordination Committee stated that the construction of
Thal Canal would result in a severe drought in Sindh and having this in mind the
MQM had opposed the Thal Canal project and the MQM still stands on its original
point of view, even today.
Members further added that the national and international scenario demands that
national integration and consensus be developed within the country on all issues
and dissuade from all acts of controversies which creates restiveness. Thal
Canal project has raised reasons for concerns amongst the people of Sindh.
Concluding their statement, they called upon for composite dialogue with all
political parties on this issue to build a national consensus and finally added
that the MQM would continue its peaceful and democratic struggle for the rights
and issues of the people of Sindh.