Experts urge Government to properly manage water for irrigation and power generation

The severe water shortage in Pakistan is no secret. In order for Pakistan to counter the problem for future, experts within the country have insisted that the government should take steps which will help in proper management for irrigation and power management purpose. They also asked the government to not invest billions of rupees in infrastructure.

Experts gathered at the two days conference “Water Governance in the Federal System: Facing the challenges of Climate Change” which ended on Friday. The conference was arranged by Forum of Federations and Center for Civic Education Pakistan with support from the German foreign office.

One of the experts, Dr. Kaiser Bengali who has previously served as the adviser to the Chief Minister of Sindh, said that following the 18th Amendment, responsibilities for such matters was largely with provincial governments.

He said “Provinces have to manage water efficiently as water crisis challenges are high; there is an urgent need to check and monitor the climate change, a possible cause of excessive rain”

While pointing out at the latest devastation in Sindh due to floods he said “Stakeholders should look to the future. We should stop the blame game and finger-pointing,”

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