Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had a heated exchange on the water crisis during a National Assembly session on Wednesday.
Responding to a notice moved by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders calling attention to a water shortage in Sindh, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader held former premier Nawaz Sharif’s government responsible for water theft in the province.
Taking to the floor, the minister said he wanted to inform the House that he had unearthed that the previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had “stolen Sindh’s share of water”.
“The previous government led by Nawaz stole water from Sindh,” Vawda alleged. “Nawaz robbed another province of its rights,” he added while addressing the NA session.