| GEO Pakistan|
| CJ Link Canal closed on Sindh's protest|
| Updated at: 2106 PST, Tuesday, May 25, 2010|
LAHORE: The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has decided to keep the Chashma-Jhelum (CJ) Link Canal closed on protest of Sindh and increased the share of water of Sindh and Punjab.
Chairman Irsa Aman Gul Khattak presided over the meeting that deliberated upon the issue of water distribution between Sindh and the Punjab.
Member of Punjab Shafqat Masood did not attend the meeting.
The meeting decided to increase Punjab's share of water from 100,000 cusecs to 116,000 cusecs, while discharge from Mangla Dam has been increased from 10,000 cusecs to 48,000.
While, Sindh's share from Mangla has been increased from 90,000 cusecs to 100,000 cusecs and its share from Tarbela increased to 95,000 cusecs from 5,000 cusecs.
Irsa spokesman, Khalid Idrees Rana told Geo News that Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa would be given 4,000 cusecs while Balochistan would be given 1,000 cusecs of water.