13th September, 2018, The first meeting of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Advisory Committee on Water Resources formed in compliance with the decision taken in the conference arranged by the R&D department of the FPCCI, discussed various aspects of water scarcity, water resources and other relevant issues.
The Advisory Committee meeting was chaired by S.M. Muneer Former President FPCCI, & Former CE, TDAP, who emphasized the need for urgent measures for conservation of water and supported the call of the Prime Minister to raise funds for construction of Dams.
Eminent speakers from academia, industry and agriculture debated at length over all the water related issues and the meeting decided to form a technical committee to draft TORs on short, medium and long term basis to sort out issues like how to conserve water resources, water recycling, Construction of small Dams/Reservoir addressing all micro climate and climate change issues and alternate Resources of water.
The committee will also study the Report of Mr. AGN Abbasi on Water and analytically examine the current National Water Policy 2018 and make necessary recommendations for inclusion in the policy.
The eight-member Technical Committee includes Syed Mazhar Ali Nasir, Senior Vice President FPCCI as Chairman, Mr. Waheed Ahmed Vice President FPCCI, Mr. Karim Aziz Malik, Vice .President FPCCI, Mr.Rehmat Ullah Jawaid, Chairman Standing Committee on SMEs, Dr. Moazzam Ali Khan,Professor, University of Karachi, Dr. Nuzhat khan, Senior Scientist, Mr. Idris Rajput, Secretary Irrigation Department and Mir Mazhar Talpur, President Megtech LTD as members.
Dr. Iqbal Thaheem