Small dams to contain Balochistan water crisis

  • Post author:
  • Post category:Balochistan / Water
  • Post last modified:29/01/2019
  • Reading time:2 mins read

QUETTA: Governor Balochistan today held that small dams could contain province’s water crisis. 

He was talking to members of the delegation led by a PTI Kharan’s leader. While acknowledging the gravity of the situation and the hardship people were facing due to water shortage, the Governor said if there is no concrete and timely measures taken for its betterment, the green fields, fruit gardens, and farms might turn into arid dry land.
“Half of Balochistan is gripped by drought, if this crisis continues, the population might have to migrate in near future,” he warns. “The provincial capital, Quetta, is facing an alarming situation as the water level is decreasing by three-and-a-half feet every year”, the governor added. The governor said that construction of small dams appears to be the only solution to the growing threat of water shortage.
Governor Balochistan said that decreasing water levels has caused damage to the agriculture sector in all districts of the province. Mir Shaukat Baloch on this occasion apprised Governor Balochistan about the various issues of district Kharan.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.