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Vawda underscores need for small dams to address water crises

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda on Monday underscored the need for construction of small dams to address the water crises in the country.     Replying to a question during ‘Question Hour’ in the National Assembly, Faisal Vawda said that the government had devised the first water policy and added that $27 bn needed to implement the policy by 2030. He said that 1822 million units electricity had been generated from the Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project so far. Vawda said government was continuously…

Qureshi calls for joint efforts to tackle water scarcity

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday called for joint efforts to tackle water crises across the country, ARY News reported. Qureshi said that Sindh and Balochistan have been facing water scarcity since long as the previous governments had neglected the issue. He admitted that Pakistan Peoples Party leader Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah’s claim about water crises in Sindh was authentic and said that Karachiites have been going through severe water crises for decades and compelled to buy water from tankers.…

Experts tasked to devise comprehensive plan to overcome water crises

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Minister for Water Resources Syed Ali Zafar on Friday chaired a high-level meeting of a committee constituted a few days earlier to take immediate action on priority basis to tackle the worsening water situation.  The high-powered committee represents highly qualified professional both from the government and private sectors having wide experience in water sector. The meeting was attended by former Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Shamsul Mulk, former minister Nisar Memon,…