Incapable government fails to deliver on dams

Staff Report
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
ISLAMABAD: Despite being in power, for an almost entire democratic tenure, and having first-hand information on water scarcity, the incapable incumbent regime’s ageing parliamentarian planning commission deputy chairman Sartaj Aziz, in a statement on Tuesday, cried, “At the time of partition, the per capita water availability countrywide was 5,000 cubic meters which has now declined to 1,000 cubic meters per capita that classifies Pakistan as a water scarce country” grieving “It is unfortunate that the construction of water storage dams has become so controversial.”

Adding on to his regime’s incapability, he educated, “The best way to meet the challenge of climate change is to build as many large and small water storages as possible” informing “In years of floods the dams store surplus water and reduces the impact of floods whereas in years of droughts the stored water can mitigate the effects of low rainfall.”

Aziz disclosed that as per the recent census, population growth rate is at 2.4 percent. In the 11th five-years plan (2013-2018) the planning commission estimates for food security, health and education were based on forecast of two percent population growth rate.

Cementing the incapability of the incumbent regime, he warned, “This new estimate is a cause for serious concern” grieving “The projected population on the basis of 2.4 percent will further jeopardise Pakistan’s water security unless we conserve the available water by growing less water intensive crops, treating effluence before discharge and giving up lifestyle and habits that waste water.”

Aziz, bragging about imaginary so called vision 2025 of incapable incumbent regime lied, “The current government attaches high importance to climate change and water security” adding “Pillar IV of the document, covering energy, water and food security envisages access to an adequate supply of water for all and requires policies to correct the demand and supply imbalances with sharp focus on both sides of the equation.”

He dreamt, “The challenge of climate change so serious that it has to persuade the political leadership to achieve a consensus on water storages not only for sustainable development but for the very survival of the country.”