Islamabad,  (Parliament Times)  : National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that water conservation and education are essential for the development and prosperity of the country.
While addressing a ceremony related with Tarbella Five extension project , Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser underlined the importance of Water and Education for sustainable future of the country. He said that the initiative of WAPDA under decade of Dams would held Pakistan to achieve water autarchy . The British High Commissioner in Pakistan Mr.Christian Turner was the Special invitee.
Speaker Asad Qaiser sought maintain close liaison with all stakeholders for uplift of the country. He also sought close liaison of Pakistani Educational institutions and British institutions for supporting education and especially women education in the country. He also apprised the British High Commissioner about university of Swabi and the cooperation of KORT .
Meanwhile Speaker Asad Qaiser, Chairman WAPDA, British High Commissioner also inaugurated tree plantation drive 2022 to celebrate tree Tarbella Dam Project.

Later on Chairman WAPDA briefed the visitors about Tarbella Five extension project which would enhance power generation Capacity of Tarbella dam up to Six thousand Mega Watt. He also said that this marvellous engineering wonder on mighty Indus is the life line of Pakistan. He said that Tarbella five extension would increase storage capacity as this project is under progress under WAPDA decade of Dams. He brifed the participants that small dams like Dasu Diamer and Basha would enhance storage and Power Generation capacity. He also briefed about three hundred megawat project of Solar power plant on Tarbella for which PC -1 has been prepared. He also expressed his gratitude to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and British High Commissioner for gracing this event.
British High Commissioner Christian Turner expressed his thankfullness to Speaker for inviting him and appreciated his policy initiatives of gender and disability inclusive initiatives. He also said that sustainable future of the world and Pakistan is depent on water conservation and Education for all. He said that UK Support programmes to upgrade social sectors would further deepens the ties among both countries.
Meanwhile the distinguished guests also inscribed their remarks in the visitor book.
The Ceremony was attended by MNA Usman Tarakai, Minister for KP Education Sharam Tarraqi, KP Information Minister Kamran Bangash, Chaudary Akhtar CEO KORT, Country Director KORT, Mr. Sajid Dilawar Khan, Director British Council and Senior officers of District Administration and WAPDA.
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