LAHORE: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal warned that water shortages and population growth may introduce malnutrition problem in the country, ARY News reported.
Speaking to media at South Asia Growth Conference, Ahsan Iqbal pledged that government will solve the issue of energy crisis within 3-4 years.
“Solving energy crisis issue is not as simple as buying a generator”, he added.
Ahsan Iqbal said that number of new power projects are being launched to overcome the energy crisis.
He urged for effective planning in order to get rid of Thar like situation in the country.
The Minister said government has taken effective measures to revive the national economy expressing hope that Pakistan will be put on the path of progress with a vibrant economy.
Ahsan expressed hope that government will control the inflation within two months as increase in value of rupee against dollar lowered the loans by $8 billion.
Speaking about Kala Bagh dam, the Minister said it has become a dispute which can only be solved by unanimously.
Ahsan Iqbal said government wants to resolves disputes with India through dialogues on the basis of equality. He said Pakistani channels should have access to Indian cables as Indian channels are being accessed in Pakistan as good relations between the two countries would result in the development of Asia.