Small dams needed to meet Balochistan’s water shortage: Alvi

Published June 8, 2019
President Alvi says the recent rainfall had brought a temporary end to drought in Balochistan. — AFP/File
President Alvi says the recent rainfall had brought a temporary end to drought in Balochistan. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday said construction of new small dams was significant to meet the water shortage in Balochistan.

The president was talking to reporters outside the residence of Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo in Hub, where he visited to offer condolences on the death of Mr Bizenjo’s father.

President Alvi said the recent rainfall had brought a temporary end to drought in Balochistan, however, the province needed an effective plan to address the challenge of water scarcity.

He also called for formulating a policy for exploration of minerals in the province, which he said would generate employment opportunities for the locals.

The President expressed satisfaction that situation in Balochistan had improved to a great extent.

Earlier, the President offered condolences with the Balochistan Assembly Speaker and prayed for the departed soul.

Published in Dawn, June 8th, 2019

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