Dealing With Water Crisis, Provincial Government's Priority: Minister Haji Noor Muhammad Dummar

Dealing with water crisis, provincial government's priority:  Minister Haji Noor Muhammad Dummar

Balochistan Minister for Public Health Engineer and Water & Sanitation Authority (WASA) Haji Noor Muhammad Dummar on Saturday said that provision of clean drinking to general public was among provincial government top priorities

QUETTA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Jan, 2019 ) :Balochistan Minister for Public Health Engineer and Water & Sanitation Authority (WASA) Haji Noor Muhammad Dummar on Saturday said that provision of clean drinking to general public was among provincial government top priorities.

These views were expressed by the minister in a seminar held here highlight the 100 days performance of Water & Sanitation Authority in the province.

Members of the provincial assembly Malik Naseer Shahwani, Ahmed Nawaz Baloch, Akhtar Hussain Lango, Nasarullah Zaray district, MD Wasa Mujeeb-ul-Rehman Qambrani, and other officials were also present on this occasion.

The minister told the gathering that he and the department officials were making all out efforts to overcome the problem of water scarcity in the province and provide maximum relief to the people.

He said that strategic reforms would be introduced to upgrade the WASA agency in the province in-line with modern technology.

Officials had been directed to utilize all available resources for the welfare of the masses, he added.

"The agency is making efforts to improve the water supply system but the citizens should also adopt measures to conserve the commodity", he said.

The minister on this occasion urged media to create public awareness of measures to conserve water.

While addressing the seminar, the minister emphasized provincial assembly members to unite at one platform and take collective measure for resolution of public issues.

He suggested MPAs and other provincial ministers to hold open courts at their respective Constituencies.

MPAs while speaking at the seminar said that water shortage was emerging as a serious national issue of the country and policymakers should focus on urgent construction of water dams to cope with the rising water crisis in Balochistan.

"Balochistan has been facing groundwater stress for decades as levels continue to decline due to decreasing rainfall, increasing temperatures, prolonged droughts and a growing number of tube wells", they said The members of the House expressed their views and also gave a variety of suggestions to improve performance of the WASA department.

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