Islamabad (October 20, 2018): International Symposium on ‘Creating a Water Secure Pakistan’ is continuing at the Supreme Court in Islamabad with experts both from home and abroad are deliberating upon many water related topics.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar will chair the concluding session of the moot this evening (Saturday).
The experts are also pondering over the issues like water resource management, legal aspects of Indus Basin Treaty and the construction and financing of dams.
President Arif Alvi who inaugurated the moot yesterday, stressed the need for the construction of water reservoirs and conservation and better management of water resources.He also highlighted the need for ending mistrust amongst the provinces over the construction of dams.
Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar said that Pakistan can face water scarcity in the future as resources of the country are depleting at an alarming rate.
He said that judiciary is playing its role to save the country’s resources. He said water is what life is made for and humans can live without food, but cannot survive without water.
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The top court has taken notices over issues that cause water resources of the country to deplete, including the ones against deforestation and companies that exhaust whatever is available.
Talking about global warming, Justice Nisar said that glaciers are melting at a rapid pace.
All of these factors call for citizens to take measures to save water, he added.
The Symposium has been organised by the Law and Justice Commission on the direction of Justice Nisar to highlight issues relating to water shortage in the country and devise immediate remedial measures.
Themes pertaining to legal aspects of the Indus Basin, construction and financing of dams and reservoirs and management of water resources are being discussed.