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October 20, 2010

Tribunal records statements in dykes probe

Editorial

 
October 20, 2010

LAHORE
JUDICIAL flood inquiry tribunal headed by Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, probing into breaches of dykes during recent flood, recorded the statements of Irrigation Chief Engineer (Sargodha Zone) Rao Irshad Ali Khan, and DOs(R) Of DG Khan, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh and Mianwali.
The tribunal has also directed all the DORs to provide further details of the active flood plain.
The tribunal expressed displeasure over non-appearance of former secretary, Irrigation and Power Department, Suleman Ghani, as an expert despite the fact a notice was served on him. No reason of his absence was placed before the tribunal.
The tribunal constituted a commission of experts from UET(civil engineering and C&W department) headed by a civil judge Kot Addu to prepare a report on composition and design of embankments at Tunsa Barrage. Tribunal also sought assistance of former Irrigation Secretary Muhammad Aslam Chohan, Chief Engineer (retd) Muhammad Sharif Khan and Asif H Kazi as experts.

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