SCBA president calls for addressing Gwadar water issues

1.2 million gallons being supplied to residents of port city from Mirani Dam

Mohammad Zafar February 04, 2019
A general view of the Pakistani coastal town of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea in this March 19, 2007. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Amanullah Kanrani has urged the authorities to take serious steps to address the water crisis in Gwadar.

He was chairing a meeting held to review the water issues in the port city on Sunday. MNA Aslam Bhotani, MPA Mir Hamal Almati, Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Waseem and officials of the Gwadar Development Authority attended the meeting.

Briefing the participants, Public Health Engineering Chief Engineer Muhmmad Imran Aliyani said 1.2 million gallons of water was being supplied daily to the residents of Gwadar from Mirani Dam, along with 1.5 million gallons each from Chinese and Frontier Works Organisation plants.

He added Rs5 billion have been spent to overcome water shortage in the city.

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Kanrani, who heads a commission formed to look into the water crisis, stressed the need for making functional a desalination plant, saying it would provide a permanent solution instead of taking short-term measures.

The meeting was told that the provincial government had been taking steps to end the water crisis in the city. It was also informed that the Sod and Shadi Kaur dams were on the outskirts of Gwadar.

Kanrani visited the Sarbandan Plant and took a tour of the port city. He urged all institutions to launch joint efforts to address the water crisis.


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