Ministry of Water Resources, created on August 04, 2017 after bifurcation of the erstwhile Ministry of Water & Power, has been able to get approval of two multipurpose Diamer Basha and Mohmand dams, long awaited National Water Policy along with Pakistan’s Water Charter as well as commissioning of the three hydropower projects with cumulative installed capacity of 2487 MW.


Diamer Basha Dam Project (Dam part)


ECNEC approval                                  17th April 2018


Estimated base cost                               474.000 billion


Live storage                                          6.4 million acre-foot


Installed capacity                                 4500 MW


Mohmand Dam Hydropower Project


ECNEC approval                                 26thApril 2018


Estimated cost Rs                                309.558 billion


Live storage                                         0.676 million acre-foot


Installed capacity                                 800 MW


Drinking water for Peshawar              460 cusec


National Water Policy and Pakistan’s Water Charter


CCI approval                                          24th April 2018


The policy is aimed to provide a major response to the emerging water crisis through:


    • ? High level political support, as a national imperative.
    • ? Providing a set of agreed national targets for water conservation, water storage, water treatment and clean drinking water.
    • ? Leading to a sustained national commitment to substantially increase public and private resources for the water sector.
    • ? Creating an institutional framework that can address present deficiencies in project management and cost effective maintenance on a war footing to revive the technical capacity and efficiency of the system that achieved such remarkable progress between 1950 and 1990.

Commissioning of 1410 MW Tarbela-4th Ext Hydropower Project


Commissioning of 969 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydro Power Project


Commissioning of 108 MW Golen Gol Hydropower Project