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PM Imran issues directives for implementation of National Water Policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday emphasized upon following an integrated approach for conservation, storage, management and efficient utilization of the available water resources. According to a statement released from his office, the prime minister expressed these views while chairing first meeting of the National Water Council (NWC) held here at PM Office. The PM lamented that past governments paid no attention to water-related issues in past so it is up to the PTI government to resolve the issue. He…

PM Imran orders removal of hurdles in construction of Dasu dam

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday issued directives to remove all hurdles in construction of Dasu dam in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, ARY News reported. Chairing a briefing by Ministry of Water Resources at Prime Minister’s Office today, the PM said that the issue of acquisition of land and settlement with the affectees of Dasu dam should be resolved on priority basis in consultation with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and taking into account legitimate demands of the affectees. The premier also…

PM Abbasi directs for early finalization of water policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed for early finalization of water policy after consultation with the provinces. Chairing a meeting about the National Water Policy in Islamabad on Thursday, he noted that freshwater is progressively becoming scarce. He said there was an urgent need to take effective measures at the provincial as well as at federal level for not only ensuring optimum utilization, but also for conservation and scientific management of water resources in order to cater to future…