PM directs for early finalization of water policy


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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed for early finalization of water policy after consultation with the provinces.

Chairing a meeting about the National Water Policy in Islamabad on Thursday, he noted that freshwater is progressively becoming scarce.

He said there was an urgent need to take effective measures at the provincial as well as at federal level for not only ensuring optimum utilization, but also for conservation and scientific management of water resources in order to cater to future needs of the country.

Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz briefed the meeting on proposed National Water Policy aimed at ensuring effective management and conservation of existing water resources, improving availability, reliability and quality of fresh water to meet critical needs besides addressing the environmental issues.