The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was established through an act of parliament in February 1958 for the integrated and rapid development and maintenance of water and power resources of the country. This includes controlling soil salinity and waterlogging to rehabilitate the affected land in order to strengthen the predominantly agricultural economy of the country.
As per the charter, amended in March 1959 to transfer the existing electricity departments from the federating units to it, WAPDA has been assigned the duties of investigation, planning, and execution of projects and schemes for:
• Generation, Transmission, and Distribution of Power,
• Irrigation, Water Supply, and Drainage,
• Prevention of Water Logging and Reclamation of Saline Land,
• Flood Control and
• Inland Navigation.
Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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