CJP Saqib Nisar stresses for measures to avert water crisis

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar stressed that measures need to be taken in order to avoid the water crisis facing Pakistan, media reported

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Addressing the opening session of a two-day international symposium titled Creating a water secure Pakistan in Islamabad, the chief justice asserted that it is unfortunate that no one in Pakistan has put any concrete efforts to construct dams and water reservoirs in the past 40 years.

He further informed that water reserves in Pakistan have decreased to an alarmingly low level and if drastic measures are not taken now, Pakistan could run dry by 2025.

Justice Nisar said the dam fund was created as the country did not have the capital required to construct large dams.

“There was an overwhelming response from the public and even children and pensioners made contributions to this fund,” he told the attendees of the symposium.

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