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The current government envisions the construction of 10 dams to increase the country’s storage capacity to irrigate more land and help reduce the impact of climate change. The rates of electricity are in high flux that has an impinging impact on the cost of production. The underlying reason for the price hike of electricity is the dearth of sustainable renewable energy sources. Hydroelectric power is considered one of the cheapest and most plausible sources of renewable energy.  After the 1970s, the leadership has been doing mere lip service to cope with the energy crisis and construction of mega-dams. Today’s statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan implies that Pakistan has taken a giant leap towards establishing indigenous resources of renewable energy. The construction of mega-dams will not only cut short the energy crises but will also enhance the water storage capacity of the country. This development will have a burgeoning impact on the economic growth of the country as the import of furnace oil will decrease and that will eventually reduce Pakistan’s trade deficit.  The agricultural sector of Pakistan has been ignored for decades which resulted in a shortage of food supply. Pakistan is importing those basic crops that can be efficiently cultivated in the country and even can add to the exports.  Thus, the construction of mega-dams will improvise the irrigation system as well as the agricultural sector at large. Moreover, Pakistan is importing LNG and furnace oil to meet the energy sector needs. The construction of ten mega-dams will provide a cheap, clean, and sustainable indigenous energy source.  The masses associated with the energy sector will get maximum benefit and this development will also contribute to generating employment opportunities.

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