Climate Change leaves serious implications for country’s water resources: Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi says water resources are inextricably linked with climate and the impending climate change scenario has serious implications for Pakistan’s water resources.
He was speaking at a presentation by Secretary Water Resources Irfan Ali and Chairman WAPDA Muzammil Hussain in Islamabad today.
He said Pakistan is ranked among top ten countries vulnerable to climate change. He noted that in the past comparatively less priority was given to water sector projects at political level.
The President stressed that the strategic priorities set out in the National Water Policy should be implemented holistically and efficiently to ensure country-wide Integrated Water Resource Management.
Talking to Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani in Islamabad today, President Dr Arif Alvi said the Senate depicts the true scheme of constitution where members of the Upper House are above party lines and legislate on issues of national public interests.
The President said the Senate of Pakistan brought together parliamentary leadership for promoting peace and development at the forum of Asian Parliamentary Assembly.
The Chairman Senate presented the annual report to the President.
He briefed the President that the Senate has continued its legislative work for the protection of basic human rights.
He also highlighted the legislative achievements of Senate by stating that the Upper House of the Parliament met 13 times, with 111 working days and 78 actual sittings, marking an average attendance of 64.46 percent.
The President commended Chairman Senate’s efforts as a result of which the Special Committee on Kashmir became the Parliamentary Committee after ten years, consisting of membership of both Houses of Parliament.

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