NUST Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS), one of the leading university-based think tanks of Pakistan, organised a high-level roundtable, “Managing the Waters: Appraising the Problems & Ways Forward,”. It dealt at length with the problems and challenges associated with national water resources development, management and governance.
Engr Suleman Najib Khan, a noted water expert, in his meticulously researched presentation, exposed India’s blatant water aggression as well as the flawed nature of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which, in his estimation, was never meant to be a Pakistan-friendly treaty. He further said that Pakistan should aggressively highlight the issue on international platforms.
Dr Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), presented the problems of Pakistan’s inland water resources.
Lt-Gen Naweed Zaman (Retd), Rector NUST & Patron NIPS while addressing the ceremony said that the current unsustainable patterns of national water use, if not revised radically, could make Pakistan water-scarce in future.