Govt to allocate 10% of PSDP for water projects: NA informed

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan told the House that the federal government has formed a task force under the Sindh Governor to address water scarcity and other important issues in Karachi.
The Minister of State said the federal government is also implementing a project of two billion rupees for clean drinking water in Islamabad.
The Minister said dams need to be constructed in FATA and Balochistan to meet water requirement in those areas.
Earlier, PML-N leader said the PML-N government had formed a water policy, and also allocated funds for K-4 project in Karachi and several schemes for Islamabad.
He said Karachi needs 1200 Cusec water, which is not being provided.
Minister for Religious Affairs Nurul Haq Qadri led the prayers.
The opposition members staged walk-out from the House when PML-N leader Rana Tanveer Hussain raised point that Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif was not produced in the House so far by the National Accountability Bureau despite issuance of Production Order by the Speaker.
Taking floor of the House, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the opposition should behave responsibly because boycott of the National Assembly session is no service to democracy.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the Leader of the Opposition had attended the last session, and the government has no objection to his presence in the assembly.
The newly elected members of the National Assembly took oath as members of the House.

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