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Govt asked to divert PSDP funds to construct dams

STAFF REPORT LHR: The LCCI Standing Committee on KBD, anticipating a water crisis in the wake of extreme weather conditions, has asked the government to freeze the country’s entire development programme for five years and divert funds for construction of major water reservoirs, including KBD, on war footing as a national priority.
The Standing Committee Chairman Abdul Basit said construction of mega storages on priority basis is in the best interest of public, as IRSA suggested in its recent report.
He urged the political leadership to show unity on the construction of Kalabagh Dam which is best possible option to eradicate loadshedding in least time.  He said that the new storages will help improve the diminishing per capita water availability, increase the GDP and control flood. It will also ensure availability of cheap environment-friendly hydroelectric power to overcome the power crisis.

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