The first meeting of Water Resources Regulatory Authority was held in Planning and Development Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the chairmanship of Additional Chief Secretary Shehab Ali Shah. The meeting was convened to ensure the protection and better management of water resources in the province. The meeting was attended by Secretary Irrigation Nizamuddin, Director General Nasir Ghafoor Khan and other members.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Mahmood Khan, while presiding over the meeting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Water Resources Commission on August 25, 2021, to implement the policy decisions of the Commission in the province and to regulate all matters related to water resources Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Water Resource Regulatory Authority was established.
In the first meeting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Water Resource Regulatory Authority, DG Nasir Ghafoor Khan gave a detailed briefing to the meeting about the future course of action of the authority. The meeting approved the formulation of Rules Regulation for the Authority under which the Authority will conduct its affairs.
It is noteworthy that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the first province in the country to form a Water Resources Commission. The commission has been set up under the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Water Act July 2020 and is headed by the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.