Govt working on war footings to tackle Water crisis: Faisal Vawda

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (APP):Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has said that water issue should be taken seriously and all stakeholders should contribute to resolving it on a war-footing.
Talking to PTV he said that the water scarcity would become serious issue in time ahead and the need of the hour is to adopt collective approach to tackle this issue.
Minister urged experts in the government and private sectors to give advice on adopting alternate sources of energy to create sustainable conditions as government was planning to take initiatives for permanent solution to water scarcity and energy problem.
Minister said the water conservation strategy can only be implemented successfully, if people carefully utilize the water in their daily lives and cooperate with the government in this matter.
Faisal Vawda said , there was a need to introduce modern irrigation system in the country to save water, educate, equip and provide farmers financial assistance to achieve that goal, he said.
No government of the past took the issue seriously rather some elements were misguiding the people.
Dams issue was politicized largely in the country for vested interests, he added.