Govt intends to build dams in Pashtun belt of Balochistan

The Senate Standing Committee on Water Resources under the chairmanship of Senator Shamim Afridi discussed the problems in Balochistan due to insufficient irrigation systems and water reservoirs in the area.
The senate standing committee directed WAPDA and provincial irrigation department to work on feasibility for construction of dams in Pashtun belt of Balochistan. It was recommended to initiate work on numerous projects as early as possible and in long-term a master plan should be prepared to address the concerns, as this area is equally a stakeholder of the country’s resources as other parts but is being consistently ignored.
The committee while discussing the delay in completion of Kachi Kanal and Naulang Dam decided to call chief secretary Balochistan, secretary irrigation Balochistan and secretary Planning Commission in the next meeting, for allocation of money for remaining work of Kachi Kanal.