ISLAMABAD: Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Lt Gen (Retd) Muzamil Hussain said water shortage was the basic issue of the country and the incumbent government has capability to resolve it.
The government was serious for constructing new dams in the country and the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) were playing leading role and taking keen interest in this regard, he said talking to a private news channel.
He appreciated Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar for establishing fund for the dams.
The construction work on Diamer-Bhasha Dam would be completed in nine years, which would help to meet water and power shortage.
Replying to a question, he said Pakistani company would be played a leading role to construct the dam.
He said that work could start on Diamer Basha Dam in middle of next year if the nation collects Rs 500 billion, adding that Pakistani nation had always rendered sacrifices when the country required.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily