In a surprise, PML (N) leader Khawaja Asif praises PM Imran Khan decision

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In a surprise, PML (N) leader Khawaja Asif praises PM Imran Khan decision

*ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Khawaja Asif has commended PM Imran Khan decision of collecting funds and donation for the Diamer Bhasha Dam.*

*He on Tuesday urged the federal government to implement the National Water Policy agreed upon by all the four provinces’ during the PML-N era.*

In his speech during the National Assembly session, the former minister maintained that the opposition has no qualms over building new water reservoirs but instead of touching the controversial issue of Kalabagh dam, the government should implement the National Water Policy.

“It (NWP) is a historical document, a sacrosanct document as it was approved unanimously by representatives of all four provinces,” said Asif.

About the construction of dams like Mohmand and Bhasha, he made it clear that neither his party nor any other party from the opposition, has opposed building these water reservoirs.He reminded the government that the document was consented upon by representatives of four provinces and then PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi so its implementation will be vital to resolve all water-related issues.

“Collecting funds for dams is commendable as it would raise awareness among general public about the gravity of the crisis and make them a part of solution,” said Asif.