Water Achieved

Upgrade & Implement National Water Policy

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf promised in their 100 days agenda:

Take immediate steps to expedite construction of Diamer-Bhasha dam, by the year 2028. Kick-off the preparation of the master water plan within each province. Kick-off a programme to massively expand water conservation efforts, including in agriculture, through smart interventions to reduce water losses and through improved monitoring.

You can read these promises in the 100 Days agenda document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.

Below are the actions by Imran Khan and his Governance as a step towards fulfilling this promise:

Update 1:

The government has decided to call the first meeting of the National Water Council led by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the last week of this month to set water sector targets for the country and resolve inter-provincial disputes.

The country’s first-ever National Water Policy approved by the Council of Common Interests (CCI) in April this year required the creation of a National Water Council to address the country’s water issues, including development of reservoirs.

Covered on Dawn: https://www.dawn.com/news/1438695

Update 2:

The approved NWP caters to the country’s water uses, development and use of water resources, irrigated and rain-fed agriculture, drinking water and sanitation related issues in industry, water rights and obligations, sustainable water infrastructure, water related hazards, quality management.

Covered on Nation: https://nation.com.pk/12-Sep-2018/616708