Diamer Bhasha, Dasu Dam get go ahead in federal budget

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Diamer Bhasha, Dasu Dam get go ahead in federal budget

ISLAMABAD - Speaking on a point of order, Opposition Leader Sherry Rehman said the country is faced with the challenge of water scarcity and steps need to be taken on urgent basis to ensure water conservation and to build water reservoirs.

Minister of State for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal agreed with the proposals of the opposition leader and said that one hundred billion rupees have been proposed in the budget for construction of Diamer Bhasha and Dasu dams.

He said construction of Kalabagh dam should also not be made a taboo in view of the serious water shortages faced by the country.

The house has now been adjourned to meet again on Monday at three pm.

Economy