Larkana, June 05, 2012 (PPI-OT): A High Level Meeting in connection with to review the precautionary measures regarding the ensuing flood in Larkana division was held here today under the chairmanship of Commissioner Larkana Division Dr. Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo at his office.
The Commissioner has directed the all the Deputy Commissioner of the Division to held meeting with the notables and Irrigation Officers regarding the precautionary measures in their respective districts for the preparation of all arrangements for ensuing flood, in which he has directed the Engineers of Irrigation Department that all out efforts should be made to strengthen the protective Bunds on the right side of River Indus in Kashmore, Shikarpur, Larkana, Jacobabad and Kamber-Shahdadkot Districts, so that any kind of emergency may be faced.
He also directed the Deputy Commissioners of the Division that the warning system for Evacuation may be prepared as well as the communication system may be ensured, besides the transportation/ Relief Camps, Medical Cover, Food Stuff for affectees in the time of emergency may also be ensured, so that in the time of difficulty no any kind of hindrance may be occurred.
He also directed them that the control Rooms in this regard may be established in all district Headquarters as well as the Irrigation offices in the Larkana Division. The Machinery and equipments and required apkalani material may also be available in the time of need.
During the meeting the DIG Larkana Dr. Sain Rakhio Mirani and Col Mukhtiar Malik of Shahbaz Rangers Larkana assured the meeting to provide the security to the Irrigation Officers in the time of need when ever they required the Police Constables will be deployed on the disposal of Irrigation Engineers, the DIG added. The Commissioner also said that all arrangements including health care and relief camps may be ensured in the time of need.
During the Meeting the Chief Engineer Irrigation Guddu Barrage Syed Zaheer Hyder Shah briefed the meeting that the all protective bunds of River Indus on the right side from Kashmore to Shikarpur district are intact and the Vulnerable points were strengthened, besides the patrolling on the bunds were being carried out.
The required heavy machinery at present excavators, Trailers, Trucks, Dozars, Dumpers are available and landhies were also constructed where ever they were required. He said that 15 the Vulnerable points were identified from Kashmore to Shikarpur along with the rights side of River Indus which were strengthen in a proper way.
The S.E Irrigation Western Sindh Canals Mr. Shafqat Ali Wadho briefed the meeting that 86 miles of protective bunds on the right side of River Indus of Sukkur, Shikarpur and Larkana Districts are intact, he said that the Vulnerable points at mile No 1/6 in Nusrat Loop Bund in Larkana District was strength while the other point at mile No. 2/3 to 2/6 in Aqil Agani Loop Bund was also strengthened while the Vulnerable points at mile No. 17/1 in Larkana-Sehwan Bund and mile No. 34/4 (Sehri) were also strengthened. He also briefed the stone pitching work at Aqil Agani Bund and the work of stone pitching at Nusrat Loop Bunds were also completed.
He also said that duty roster will be prepared according to Bund manual and all field staff will be mobilized during the time of flood, besides the advance arrangements will also be made in this regard
The Meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioner Larkana Mr. Abdul Aleem Lashari, Deputy Commissioner Kamber-Shahdadkot Agha Abdul Raheem, Deputy Commissioner Jacobabad Sajid Jamal Abro, Deputy Commissioner Kashmore @ Kandhkot Munwar Ali Mithani, Deputy Commissioner Shikarpur, SSP of the Division, Engineers of Irrigation Department, MS Dr. Ishfaq Hussain Memon and heads of different department of Larkana division.
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