Tori breach probe commission records statements


Sindh Irrigation Minister, Provincial Secretary Irrigation, DCO Sukkur including two Aarmy officials were summoned over their inability to record their statements at a probe commission regarding breaches in the Tori embankment.

The commission to probe breaches in the Tori embankment as well as other dykes comprised Justice Ghulam Nabi Soomro (retd) and Justice Zahid Qurban Alvi.

They regretted that the officials did not join the probe to record their statements before the commission.

The commission members took notice of the attitude of the Irrigation Minister Sindh Jam Saifulllah Dharejo, Secretary Irrigation Sindh, DCO Sukkur Inamullah Dharejo and two Army officials Brigadier Amanat and Brigadier Tarique in Karachi.

Two Provincial Ministers, Agha Taimore Pathan and Mir Abid Khan Jatoi, contacted the committee by phone to record their statements, however, they were directed to join the commission in person on October 11 in Karachi.

President Growers Association Sukkur Kamaluddin Jatoi, Muhammed Akram Bhayo and Khawind Ali Bhayo, in their statement, accused the irrigation officials for the breach in the Tori embankment.

While briefly talking to reporters, the commission members said that within three weeks a report will be submitted to the Sindh government in this regard.