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SC Orders 2 Dams Built With Public Funds, Bilawal Says “Dams Govt Responsibility”

JUL 4, 2018: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday said the judiciary is not involved in the construction of dams anywhere in the world. Bilawal, 29, who’s contesting elections from two National Assembly constituencies in Sindh for the first time, said “the construction of dams is the responsibility of governments.” The PPP chairman was reacting to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar’s order for starting construction of two dams immediately as the country faces impending water crisis — water level in the dams hasRead More


Build 2 New Dams By Recovering Monies From Bank Loan Defaulters: SC

JUN 30, 2018: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday remarked that consensus had been reached between all stockholders to immediately build two dams using monies to be recovered from bank loan defaulters in view of the chronic water crisis in the country. Justice Nisar made the comments during the hearing of a case initiated in 2008 after the Supreme Court (SC) took suo motu notice of media reports that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had approved a scheme to allow writing off of loans worth Rs54 billion owedRead More


More Than Kalabagh, Water Usage And Abuse Need National Rethink

Jun 7, 2018 (BE2C2) — Pakistan has the world’s fourth-highest rate of water use. Its water intensity rate — the amount of water, in cubic meters used per unit of GDP is the world’s highest. This suggests that no country’s economy is more water-intensive than Pakistan’s. Household water consumption (like food consumption) in the country is also one of the highest in the region. Over the last 48 years, no new dams (small, medium or large) were built to support the water situation for various known and unknown reasons. WeRead More