ISLAMABAD, Jan 24 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said that water scarcity was a massive challenge for the country and emphasized that water preservation and conservation, was need of the hour.
He said this during a briefing by Hissar Foundation on Water issues at Aiwan-e-Sadr.
The President said that water was a matter of life and death for the future generation and underscored that a comprehensive and dynamic water policy would have to be developed to meet the future needs of the country.

He said that for this purpose a comprehensive data must be collected, related and analyzed
in order to make right decisions.
The President underlined that modern research and technologies for the conservation of water
must be developed.
He also stated that all universities and relevant departments must promote and provide basis
for further research on this issue.
The President stressed that there was a dire need to enhance public motivation and awareness
through media to preserve water.