Pakistan at risk of water scarcity
Pakistan is at risk of water scarcity and is among the most affected Asian nations by extreme weather events on account of global climate change.
Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource in Pakistan.
Reports by the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP) and the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources ( PCRWR) warn that the country will reach absolute water scarcity by 2025.
In this regard, Advisor to ■ Prime Minister Imran Khan on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said Pakistan was vulnerable to water problems as there are many aspects to it; some time Pakistan has excess of water, resulting in floods, and sometimes faces shortage because we fail effectively.
To overcome all these harms, he said, Pakistan has to make good water management policies.
"PM ( Imran Khan) has already announced the new projects, he said, adding: “Pakistan is making a feasibility report, which may take almost six months after which the implementation of projects will begin."
However, to make more than one project is necessary to tackle Pakistan’s water crises as climate change is unpredictable, he Pakistan of water to store it said.
Not only Pakistan but also many other countries, especially developing countries are facing populations economy and environmental needs, in this regard PM khan has also announced its alternative policies which will fulfill these basic demands.
These projects include: promoting renewable energy, enhancing forest cover worldwide expanding clean and efficient public transportation, and many more.
Talking about the benefits of PM Khan’s initiatives, he said that projects will be helpful in creating new green jobs.