Threatening Water Crisis
The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, has alleged that India has not been fulfilling its commitments regarding the Indus Waters Treaty, urging the World Bank to play its role in ensuring the implementation of the accord.
While addressing a seminar, the Foreign Minister highlighted the importance of building water resources following the recent climatic changes.
The matter of Indus Waters Treaty is an important issue between the two sovereign countries, with India not cooperating in the implementation of the accord, claimed the Defence Minister.
Commenting on the local issues regarding water distribution, he pointed out that the government is only able to recover eighty (80) per cent of the money spent on distribution of water locally and that Pakistanis use water as if the country has an unlimited supply. If they continue to waste it this way then the country will face serious water crisis in the future.
The Foreign Minister pointed out that the previous governments have taken no initiatives to address this grave concern but the incumbent government has realised the issue and has formed a separate ministry to address it.