- PM Imran to discuss govt’s performance in last 40 days
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday will take the nation into confidence on his government’s performance.
It has been reported that the premier’s address to the nation will be aired at 5:15 pm and he will discuss the government’s performance in the last 40 days.
On August 16, PM Imran took oath as the new prime minister of the country after his party emerged victorious in the General Elections 2018.
During his last televised address to the nation earlier this month, the premier termed the water crisis to be the biggest issue of the country and sought assistance from overseas Pakistanis to help overcome it.
PM Imran also stated the importance of building dams saying, “It is crucial for Pakistan to build dams as failure to do so could be detrimental to its future generations.”
Moreover, he lauded Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar for taking initiative for the construction of dams which was the primary responsibility of the politicians, saying: “Experts say if we do not make dams we will face a drought in seven years. We have to start making dams from today.”
Earlier on Tuesday, PM Imran had approved “Recharge Pakistan” project for better management and utilisation of flood waters to restore and recharge the groundwater.
During a meeting, the prime minister was also informed that besides the implementation of 10 billion tree tsunami project, promotion of renewable energy was also being focused as a part of mitigation strategy to tackle climate issues. The adviser said that 50 early warning systems and 408 river discharge gauges/sensors were planned to be installed under Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) project in Gilgit-Baltistan and five districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as part of the adaptation strategy.
Various measures to tackle air, water and plastic waste pollution were also identified during the briefing.
The prime minister had said that tackling climate issues was a priority area for the government.