Govt Prepares Rs 2bln Project To Provide Clean Drinking Water To Islamabad: National Assembly Told

The minister expressed these views while responding to a calling attention notice regarding non-availability of potable water in all parts of the country particularly Islamabad and Karachi.
He said the federal government had formed a task force under the Sindh governor to address water scarcity and other important issues in Karachi.
The minister said water supply was a devolved subject under the 18th amendment; however, the federal government was very much concerned over it and would extend full support to the provinces in that regard.
About the K4 water project in Karachi, he said about Rs 12 billion had been released to the Sindh government.
He said the federal government and the provincial governments needed to collaborate and take steps to ensure that every citizen of the country had clean drinking water.
He said water issue required attention of all the political parties.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan recently chaired a meeting of National Water Council and stressed the need for integrated approach for conservation, storage, management and efficient utilization of the available water resources.
He stressed the need for chalking out a comprehensive roadmap in consultation with provinces and other stakeholders, for the implementation of National Water Policy (NWP).
Pakistan Muslim League Ahsan Iqbal dispelled the impression that his government had not focused on water issues.
Pakistan Peoples Party Syed Khursheed Shah alleged that no funds had been allocated by the federal government to address water issue in Karachi.

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