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How Pakistan wastes its water

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August 26, 2018: A latest news article published in Dawn titled ‘How Pakistan wastes its water’ highlights the water woes of Pakistan and also analyzes the recently approved National Water Policy (NWP).

The story exclusively features the comments of Tahir Rasheed, CEO, South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC), which can be found below:-

Tahir Rasheed, CEO of the South Punjab Forest Company (SPFC), also laments the absence of stakeholder consultations in all provinces, including Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. He sees the need for the water policy to be linked with national, regional and international commitments such as Pakistan’s Vision 2025 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Integrated watershed management should be promoted,” says Rasheed, “including ecological conservation practices in uphill watersheds, by exploring the possibility of joint watershed management of trans-boundary catchment areas with neighbouring countries. The policy is also silent on reactivating centuries-old traditional wisdom of water management and use of tools such as Rodh Koi system, Sailaba, Karez systems, etc. It should also address the trans-boundary water pollution aspect, on which even the Indus Waters Treaty is silent.”

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