Pakistan concerned over WB delay on water issues

Pakistan concerned over WB delay on water issues
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ISLAMABAD: Law Minister Syed Ali Zafar has expressed concerns over delay in constitution of court of arbitration by the World Bank on the construction of controversial dams by India on Pakistani rivers.

He expressed the sentiments at a meeting in Islamabad on Thursday in which the attorney general and the officials of law division briefed the minister about the Indus Water Treaty as well as other international litigations including Reko Dik and Karkey.

The Minister said that water shortage is a major issue of the country.

Syed Ali Zafar said that he will also personally look into the Karkey case.

Meanwhile, a meeting to review the demand and supply of electricity was held in Islamabad today (Thursday) with caretaker Minister for Power Syed Ali Zafar in the chair.

Addressing the meeting, the Minister said people should be informed about the timings of power load-shedding.

He said people should also be given information regarding when, where and how much load-shedding will be done.

Syed Ali Zafar said the generated electricity is not reaching the public. 

On the occasion, a website was launched that will give people access to information regarding power supply. Address of the website is www.roshanpakistan.pk. 

Bold steps should be taken for water conservation including construction of new dams in country to meet water crisis

Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar has said that bold steps should be taken for water conservation including construction of new dams in the country to meet the water crisis.

In an interview with PTV tonight, he said we must give equal focus to water like health and education.

He said that zero load-shedding is not possible due to transmission problems in the country and the new government has to look into to matter on priority basis. He said that the existing transmission system is incapable for supply of produced electricity to the consumers.

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