The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has ordered the immediate construction of Bhasha Dam and Mohmand Dam to tackle the lookimg water crisis.
In the court order issued, it was said that the water resources are essential not only for human lives, but for the survival of the country as well. It also mentioned that the Council of Common Interest did not express any reservation against the Bhasha Dam and Mohmand Dam.
Take a quick look: German diplomat Martin Kobler highlights Pakistan’s water crisis
During the hearing of the case, Pakistan’s ministry of power and water told the court that water worth millions of dollars is being wasted every year, adding that in one year 90 million acre-feet water is wasted. It also told the told the court that one million acre-feet of water costs the country $500 million.
During the hearing, the CJP asked why the government does not want dams to be built, to which the officials of the ministry responded that the underlying issue is that it isn’t the government’s priority.
Take a quick look: Aliens at work
Earlier today, co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari in his address had said that the judiciary is not involved in the construction of dams anywhere in the world.
“The construction of dams is the responsibility of governments,” the PPP co-chairman said while addressing a press conference at Zardari House in Nawabshah.