Three Indus dolphins Found dead – Chief Minister warns against using deadly chemical for fishing
Karachi, November 27, 2014 (PPI-OT): Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali has expressed serious concern over finding three Indus dolphins dead within last 25 days and directed chief conservator to report the details of the causalities. “Blind dolphins are the beauty and identification of the province of Sindh and they must be protected,” the chief minister issued clear directives.
The Chief Minister observed that there was a protected sanctuary of Indus Dolphins between Guddu and Sukkur Barrages. Their inhabitant has always been free of pollution, then why they are dying,” the chief minister questioned.
He further observed that in the past sometimes Indus dolphins were found entangled in the doors of Dadu or rice canals or moved to shallow water and then people caught hold of them . “This is alarming that these days they are being found dead. This needs to be inquired thoroughly,” The chief minister directed the Chief Conservator of Wildlife Department.
The chief minister further directed the Commissioners of Sukkur and Hyderabad to take necessary measures to keep the in habitat of the Indus dolphin free from pollution.
The chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has also urged the fishermen not to pollute Indus water while fishing in the protected area. “I have some reports that fishermen are using deadly chemical for fishing in the protected area. This would not be tolerated at any cost. I would revise fishing policy If this practice is continued,” he warned.
For more information, contact:
Mr. Allah Bachayo Memon
Chief Minister House
Cell: +92-300-3524057 (Ext: 336)
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