LAHORE: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda on Tuesday vowed to overcome water scarcity across the country in collaboration with all the provinces.
Talking to journalist, Faisal Vawda said the government was evolving consensus on water policy among the provinces and announced to make Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) a corporate institute. He expressed hope that soon the government will overcome the water crises in the country.
The minister said strict measures will be taken against the water theft on emergency bases and announced to demolish all the illegal water hydrants across the country.
It is pertinent to mention here that Faisal Vawda, on October 15, had ordered deployment of police force at water distribution canal in Jamshoro to prevent water theft.
During his visit to the city, Vawda said water worth billions of rupees was being theft daily with no authority in sight to contain such massive pilfering.
He regretted that the former governments didn’t pay any heed to water theft and steps to preserve such precious resource. The minister had said government officials just filled their own pockets and never thought about serving the masses.