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Developing Water Resource in Barani tract is one of the top priorities of Government of Punjab

Islamabad, March 27, 2017 (PPI-OT): The Agency for Barani Areas Development (ABAD) conducted a one-day “NATIONAL EXPERTS CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND RAINWATER HARVESTING IN PUNJAB BARANI TRACT” on Monday 27th March. Secretary Planning and Development Department, Government of Punjab, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Saho presided over the Workshop. National Water resource experts and representatives of Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, ACIAR, SDC, IFAD, ICIMOD, KOICA, IUCN, ICARDA, NARC, PARC and WWF participated in the workshop.

Water Resource Experts from all over Pakistan stressed on the development of an integrated water resource management and rainwater harvesting development agenda in the Punjab Barani Tract (PBT) will contribute towards addressing issues and challenges facing the Punjab Barani Tract and will help in realizing the goals spelled out in Pakistan Vision 2025, as well as the targets established under the water Sustainable Development Goal.

Chief Guest, Secretary Planning and Development, Government of Punjab, Mr. Iftikhar Ali Saho emphasized on developing Water Resource in Barani tract is one of the foremost priorities of Government of Punjab and appreciated the workshop as an effort in direction of development of an Integrated Water Resource Management Plan for the Punjab Barani tract. Director General, Agency for Barani Area Development (ABAD), Mr. Farooq Hameed Shaikh shared ABAD’s efforts and determination to develop water resources and rain water harvesting techniques in the 13 Barani districts of Punjab.

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