Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Tariq Banuri has assured Chief Minister, Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan of HEC’s support in resolving the challenge of water scarcity in the province.
In a telephonic conversation, Dr Banuri felicitated Kamal Khan on assuming the charge of Chief Minister of Balochistan and said that HEC was cognizant of the situation regarding the limited water resources in Balochistan, a press release said on Friday.
He informed the Chief Minister that he is in contact with Vice Chancellors and heads of research centres in this regard. He said that research in water resources was being conducted at a number of academic institutions, including Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), NED University, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), University of Balochistan, and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR).
These researchers will be mobilised for conducting research, building capacity, and setting up monitoring and evaluation system to deal with problems related to ground water, water recharge, weather forecasting, climate change, and environmental changes.—APP