LJCP urges govts, WAPDA to take steps for construction of Dams. October 21, 2018

The Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (LJCP) has urged the Federal and all provincial governments, WAPDA and other authorities to take all necessary steps for construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams.

In the declaration issued after the conclusion of two two-day international Symposium titled “Creating a Water Secure Pakistan” in Islamabad, the Commission acknowledging the importance of water as a fundamental right to life, expressed the dire need for water security in the country.

It said that the potential of the Indus Basin needs to be realized through priority actions.

The declaration said the international water law should be used to put forward Pakistan’s perspective before various international forums.

The declaration recommended that effective salinity and sedimentation management techniques should be adopted to protect Pakistan’s agricultural land and the storage capacity of dams and reservoirs respectively.