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June 21, 2021

PM acknowledges Punjab govt’s success in stopping drop in Lahore water table

PM acknowledges Punjab govt’s success in stopping drop in Lahore water table

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday said the Punjab government had stopped fall in Lahore’s groundwater level for the first time since 1980 through effective water recycling policies.

In a tweet, he said, “Our water conservation policies showing results-Usman Buzdar-led government has stopped fall in Lahore’s groundwater for the first time since 1980 thru effective water recycling policies, new aquifer charges, underground rain storage, timed well pumping and other targeted actions”.

A chart of groundwater level in Lahore has been also shared on his Twitter account with minimum and maximum water levels in December 1980-2020.

On the social media account of Prime Minister’s Office, a clip of Dasu Hydro Power Project has also been shared wherein he says Dasu project is one of the projects, which will immensely benefit the country upon completion by 2028.

The clip is a project briefing about the hydro power project about which prime minister expressed the confidence that during the decades of dams which began in 2018, all projects will be completed. He has been shown visiting the project site and appreciating all those connected with the project. He said Dasu Hydro Power Project will add 1200 billion units of electricity and it will guarantee environmental conservation besides economic and social development of Pakistan.