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FPCCI official highlights water mismanagement

KARACHI - The FPCCI Regional Standing Committee Chairman Ahmad Jawad has said that mismanagement of water and inadequate storages will be biggest threat to the country’s agriculture sector in the near future.

Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said lack of water reservoirs has already caused over a trillion dollars’ worth of economic loss to Pakistan’s economy in the last 30 years, which now manifests itself in the prevalent energy crisis.

Karachi under grip of water scarcity

KARACHI – Water scarcity dogged the economic capital as locals have been badly irked by problem intensified in the metropolis. The residents of Altaf Hussain Town have revealed that they don’t have access to water as water board is not in a mood to solve the matter. In addition, illegal connections have been taken from 48 inch main water pipe in Korangi cross.

Water shortage in Pakistan

Although water is an omnipresent resource, yet many regions in the world are on the verge of water depletion. Pakistan is one of those countries, which according to a recent survey, touched “water stress line” in 1990’s and “water scarcity line” in 2005. The survey conducted by Pakistan Council of Research on Water Resources (PCRWR), further revealed that there are testing times ahead for Pakistan as the country would possibly run dry by 2025.

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