United Nations want to launch a project on water’s standard and quantity in Pakistan as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordination delegation meets with Chief Minister of Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah in Karachi on Monday.
Delegation headed by UNR&H Coordinator for Pakistan, Julien Harneis and the Chief Minister discussed the restoration of Basin and Climate Change on River Indus as Sindh govtwants to start a project on Basin.
Chief Minister said, in 1950 Capta on water was 5000 Cubic meter in Pakistan, but now it has reduced to 1000 only and delta of Sindh is destroying by shortage of water. If there will be no water in the river, it couldn’t reach the downstream of Kortri Delta, so we oppose the construction of large dam, He added.
Murad said, River Indus is a life line of county’s economy since ancient civilization of Harrapa and Mohin Jo Daro, but glaciers are melting because of Climate Change, heavy rains and snowfall badly effect not only agriculture, but also damage road network and population also.
Industrial, agricultural and domestically used water have also polluted the underground water and by drinking underground water people going ill, so we want to protect Indus River by Climate effects, He maintained.
He wishes, UN to sign Sustainable Development Cooperation Frame Work 2023-27. environment, health, peace and justice sectors will also be developed along with climate change by starting new project and will also help river basin management.
The CM said, defect in the design of LBOD project couldn’t help to sewerage of drain water of Left Bank, we need to search correction in design or to other alternates for complete sewerage of drain water.
UN R& HC, Mr Julein Harneis said, we help the countries to river management and improvement of environment. We want to work with Sindh Government for river basin management and water not to be polluted. UN is working on to protect population from flood devastation. And will also work with Sindh Govt to increase water standard, He added.