KARACHI: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has said the Sindh government is installing 683 solar-powered reverse osmosis plants in drought-hit areas of Thar and other arid regions to provide 10,000 gallons of safe drinking water daily.
“As the world observes the International Water Day today, we reiterate our commitment to ensure a well-irrigated and greener Sindh and Pakistan,” he said in a message released by the party on Sunday.
He said that PPP government in Sindh had taken revolutionary initiatives for the revitalisation of irrigation resources which included refurbishment of 3,420-mile long canals and dykes, construction and repair of 3,890 watercourses, installation of 1,762 tube wells, introduction of sprinkle and drip irrigation systems and rain guns and renovation and repair of Sukkur Barrage.
A total of 500 water treatment plants would be set up in addition to 20 plants in Keamari and Lyrari and the world’s biggest water filtration plant in Shaheed Benazirabad, he said.
He said that his party was taking steps to sensitise public to using every drop of water consciously and wisely to be able to fulfil needs of drinking water as well as the needs of agriculture and industrial sectors.
Tribute to Nusrat Bhutto
PPP patron-in-chief paid glowing tributes to Begum Nusrat Bhutto on the occasion of her 85th birthday anniversary on Sunday.
He said in a press release that her grandmother led a valiant struggle against a tyrant military dictator and braved state torture and jails in her struggle for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan.—PPI