The Supreme Court has ordered that all dams in Balochistan be completed within three years or else action will be taken against those who are responsible.
Hearing the water shortage case in the Supreme Court Quetta Registry, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that “The water situation in Balochistan was getting worse and worse. The provincial government has no idea. Has the government done anything to stop this crisis?”
Secretary PHE told the court that 5 dams in the province would be completed this year while 4 would be completed next year. Work is underway on a project for 100 dams in the province. 40 dams completed and 60 still under construction.
When all these dams are completed, the water shortage will end. The Chief Justice ordered that no compromise should be made on the quality of dams in Balochistan. The quarterly performance report of the dams being constructed across the province should also be presented in the court.
The court directed to clarify the procedure for supplying water to the public from PHE tube wells at a distance of 25 km from Quetta. All dams in Balochistan should be completed within three years or else action will be taken against those responsible.
Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan questioned the Advocate General about the number of dams for water storage in the province and the number of new ones being constructed. He said that at present Shadi Kordim and Mirani Dam are full in the province. The dams in the province can meet the water needs for three years.