Water shortage assumes alarming proportion in Pakistan
hussain | October 14, 2008 at 06:34 amby
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Already food deficient country, the water crisis in Pakistan has further deepened and experts have feared that the next wheat crop might be badly affected by the irrigation water shortage.
Water shortage in Pakistan has reached an alarming 35 per cent and the crisis could affect crops of the fall sowing season that has just begun.Official sources said Tuesday the government has called a top-level meeting of the provincial irrigation ministers, members of the National Assembly standing subcommittee on water and power and the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman to review the situation.