ISLAMABAD – Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday that consensus would be reached on water and power issues among all provinces.

He was talking to the media here after a meeting to discuss amendments in National Electric Power Regulatory Authority Act and the flood protection plan.

He said that significant progress has been made with regard to the amendment in NEPRA Act and 10-year flood protection plan and water policy issues.

Another meeting would be held to ultimately address concerns of all provinces, he added.

The minister said that amendment to the NEPRA Act, allocation of funds to 10-year flood protection plan and national water policy were reviewed in the meeting. He said that it was the first meeting on the directives of Council of Common Interests (CCI).

Asif said there was no disagreement between the ministry and NEPRA.

CM Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri said they have consensus with the Centre on some issue and expressed hope that it would bring about positive results.

CM KPK Pervaiz Khattak said that he has conveyed their concerns to the federal government.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak and Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri and representatives of Punjab and Sindh. – APP