PM Imran wants to supervise dams project himself

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) General (retd) Muzammil Hussain Monday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office.
The Wapda chairman briefed the prime minister about the demand and supply of the electricity in the country. He also briefed him about Wapda’s development projects including construction of new dams.
The prime minister emphasised the urgency of building the Diamer Bhasha and Mohmand Dams. “I may supervise dams project myself, given the urgency,” Prime Minister Khan tweeted.
In his tweet, the prime minister said there was a total outflow of 45 million acre-feet (MAF) in Pakistan out of which 80 per cent was in the three months and only 20 per cent in the rest of the nine months.
The prime minister added that there were only 185 dams in Pakistan of which only two were large ones. “In contrast, India has 5,000 dams and China has 84,000 dams including 4,000 large ones.”
Prime Minister Khan stressed there was a need to avert the looming water crisis confronting Pakistan.


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