Flood could damage Bhuttos mausoleums


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Friday, August 06, 2010

By Mazhar Tufail

ISLAMABAD: While the Sukkur Barrage is facing a serious flood threat, in case of a breach in Rice Canal, the floodwater could also affect Naudero, the hometown of the Bhuttos where mausoleums of two former prime ministers of the country are located.

In the present circumstances, the Sukkur Barrage is under threat because of the high flood, said Dr Qamaruzzaman Chaudhry, Director-General of the Meteorological Department, who had predicted heavy rains well before the onset of the monsoon season.

In the past, more than 1,350,000 cusecs of water has passed through the Sukkur Barrage but after that international dam experts had inspected the barrage and according to them, now its capacity of sustaining the pressure of water has declined to 900,000 cusecs, he elaborated on Thursday.

Dr Chaudhry said the embankments on both sides of River Indus from Guddu Barrage downward were under serious threat because of continuing rains in various parts of the country. On the other hand, former secretary irrigation of Sindh Idrees Rajput is of the opinion that the Sukkur Barrage could sustain the pressure of 1.5 million cusecs of water. There is no serious threat to the barrage, he said.

The Sukkur Barrage, which was built during the British colonial rule, has 66 gates and 10 of them have been closed temporarily. According to other irrigation experts, if the necessary safety measures are not taken, the flood could play a massive havoc in Sindh with destruction on a much higher magnitude than the one witnessed in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the recent floods.

Some experts have, in the meantime, pointed out that no step has so far been taken to save Naudero, where mausoleums of Benazir Bhutto and her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto are located. They feared that any breach in Rice Canal could inundate Naudero and might wash away the mausoleums of the two former prime ministers of Pakistan.

Flood could damage Bhuttos mausoleums


Senator (1k+ posts)
Is an mausoleum more important then the lives of thousands of common citizens who lost every thing in these floods. If government failed to save the lives then it has no right to save this mausoleum.


Siasat.pk - Blogger
Allah karay aisa hee hoo
Bhutto & his family should vanish .........and by death of 10 people , 18 crore may have a good life


Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
Kia Khial hay?

Allah karay aisa hee hoo
Bhutto & his family should vanish .........and by death of 10 people , 18 crore may have a good life

اگر نواز شریف، چودھری اور ملا ڈیزل فیملی بھی ساتھ ہوں تو کیا بات ہے;)