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Event Title: The Committee on Water Resources

Event Date: 2019-07-30

WAPDA Directed to Review Details of Payments to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under AGN Kazi Formula and Submit Details

The Committee on Water Resources in its meeting on Tuesday directed WAPDA to review details of payment of royalty made to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the AGN Kazi Formula and furnish the Committee with authentic figures regarding the remaining amount to be paid. 

The meeting was chaired by Senator Shamim Afridi, and attended by Senator Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, Senator Syed Muhammad Sabir Shah, Senator Agha Shahzaib Durrani and senior officers of the Ministry of Water Resources, WAPDA, NEPRA along with all concerned. 

While discussing the Naulong Dam Project it was revealed that the process of ADB funding could not proceed for want of concurrence from Government of Balochistan regarding implementation of Command Area Development.  The Committee recommended that the Government of Balochistan and WAPDA get together and decide who takes ownership of the project. 

Senator Usman Khan Kakar raised the issue of the Khazana Dam and questioned the reason for change of location. He demanded that those responsible for this be summoned in the next meeting. 

Briefings on sea intrusion in Sindh and the Kachi Canal project were deferred.