Country likely to face severe water shortage in upcoming months

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Islamabad: Country would likely to face severe water shortage in forthcoming months as current water level of both Mangla and Tarbela dams have reached to its dead level. The creditable sources stated that Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has reduced the water supply to Punjab and Sindh provinces.

Sources further stated that water supply to Punjab from Chemsa downstream has totally stopped because of continues decreasing of water supply. Moreover, the Tulsa link canal would shut from April 04, they added.

IRSA officials stated that water shortage of Punjab and Sindh provinces would be increased to 60% from Sunday and now Punjab water has been reduced from 29000 cusec to 26000 cusec. However, the water of Sindh province was reduced from 20000 causes to 17000 causes.

They stated that current water level of both Mangla and Tarbela dams have reached to its dead level and because of this fact the regular production of electricity reduced. Sources further stated that the current shortfall of electricity would definitely increase to 6000mw in upcoming summer season. The duration of load shedding would also increase, they added.

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