Aab-e-Pak Authority: PM Imran announces board members
LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday approved the board members of Aab-e-Pak Authority, established for the provision of safe drinking water to the whole of population of Punjab, ARY News reported.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has been appointed the authority’s patron-in-chief while Ahmed Nawaz Saleem has been named as chairman Aab-e-Pak Authority.
The other members include Faisal Mukhtar (West Punjab), Rabia Zia, Mian Talat and Faisal Ahmed.
Punjab governor said the Aab-e-Pak Authority project will provide clean water to the entire Punjab province.
The Punjab Assembly had set up the Punjab Aab-e-Pak Authority as the House passed the authority’s Bill 2019 with a majority vote on March 14. However, the opposition had objected to the position of patron-in-chief being given to the governor.
The idea of creating filtration plants across the province was conceived by Mr Sarwar himself and he had given a detailed presentation to Prime Minister Imran Khan when he visited Lahore in November last year.
The newly-established authority will provide clean drinking water to nearly 110 million people by installing water filtration plants all over Punjab.
The plants will also be installed inside jails, hospitals and universities.