More dams neede in Pakistan
D ams are essential for any country since dams and reservoirs not only help in the sector of agriculture and hydroelectricity but for human uses too. But unfortunately, there are not enough dams in Pakistan. As a result, the country confronts tough times in droughts and famine and the river waters go in waste. The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) reports that Pakistan wastes approximately $21 billion worth of water into the sea every year because of the scarcity of water storage system and it confronts 36pc shortage of water to-date. IRSA disclosed that Pakistan needs three Mangla dams to store water that she wastes each year. We don’t have enough dams to store the monsoon seasons rainwater. This ends up in drought and famine. Dams like Mangla and Tarbella are losing their ability to store water because of the silt deposits and even the Taunsa Barrage situated on the Indus River is in the same boat. According to estimates Pakistan will lose over 22billion cubic meters water storage by 2025 and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources warns that the country faced the water shortage in 1 0 and it may confront more water scarcity at an alarming rate by the year 2025. With no doubts, governments in their tenure have failed to build dams across Pakistan, such as the POP government in its five year tenure didn’t build any dams, let alone building and completing the .alabagh Dam and neither the Nawaz government bring any reforms in constructing dams in its four year tenure. We need to build enough dams so that our agriculture and potable water is abundant.