According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), Chief Executive of the national unity government of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah says Afghanistan is hit by drought and pollution as the change of climate has caused snow to be melted.
He says currently Afghanistan has the lowest water reserves. Speaking at the international conference of Water and Sustainable Development in Tajikistan, Abdullah said Afghanistan’s population will double by 2050 and the country will face a shortage of water.
He said a coordination commission has been formed to address the issue in Afghanistan. Abdullah Abdulla said Afghan government welcomes any efforts to overcome the challenge in the region and the world, adding that Afghan government is ready to cooperate with all the countries in the region.
The comments came as Iran and Afghanistan are engaged in a long-running dispute over the share waters with Iran accusing Afghanistan of not giving enough share of water to Iran.
The allegations are dismissed by the Afghan government. Water shortage has become a serious challenge across the world, especially in the developing countries.