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Scarcity of water a serious issue in Balochistan: Jam Kamal 

By Our Correspondent :

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan on Tuesday termed water scarcity one of the serious issues in the province. “There would be no water for agriculture after a decade”, the CM told a function in Quetta.

He said currently growers were pumping water from more than 1,000 feet deep to provide water to standing crops and orchards. “Water shortage is worsening”, he alarmed.

Quetta and most parts of Balochistan are facing the issue of water scarcity. Depleting the water table is posing a serious threat to the population. Most of the green areas currently turned into deserts because of no or less rainfall during the last few years.

Jam Kamal lamented, “we finished water reservoirs during last five decades”. Regarding nationalist parties’ slogan about coast and resources, he said, “I have been listening to this slogan since childhood”. He said the present government has taken a number of initiatives to develop remote areas of Balochistan. During the last 50 years, Muslim Bagh, Khuzdar, and Lasbella had not seen such a development process, which is evident now.

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