- Govt prepares Rs 2bln project to provide clean drinking water to Islamabad: National Assembly told
Govt Prepares Rs 2bln Project To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Islamabad: National Assembly Told
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Monday informed the National Assembly that the government had prepared a project of Rs two billion for providing clean drinking water to the residents of the federal capital.
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Oct, 2018 ) :Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan on Monday informed the National Assembly that the government had prepared a project of Rs two billion for providing clean drinking water to the residents of the Federal capital.
The minister said water supply was a devolved subject under the 18th amendment; however, the federal government was very much concerned over it and would extend full support to the provinces in that regard.
About the K4 water project in Karachi, he said about Rs 12 billion had been released to the Sindh government. Taking floor on the subject, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said water was a national issue and a national approach should be adopted to address it.
Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar said that K-4 water project had great importance for Karachi. He said water issue required attention of all the political parties.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan recently chaired a meeting of National Water Council and stressed the need for integrated approach for conservation, storage, management and efficient utilization of the available water resources.
No significant attention was paid to water-related issues in the past. He stressed the need for chalking out a comprehensive roadmap in consultation with provinces and other stakeholders, for the implementation of National Water Policy (NWP).
Pakistan Muslim League Ahsan Iqbal dispelled the impression that his government had not focused on water issues. He alleged that funds allocated by the PMLN- government for water storage had been withdrawn by the PTI government. Pakistan Peoples Party Syed Khursheed Shah alleged that no funds had been allocated by the federal government to address water issue in Karachi.