Most Important MCQs about Water Resources of Pakistan 2020. These are most important Mcqs about demography of pakistan. Many of them are reapeted Mcqs in past papers. These Mcqs are given from the General Knowledege book. These Mcqs will help to preapare you for any tests in pakistan
1. Indus river originate from:
(a) Azad Kashmir (b) Western Tibet
(c) Kashgar (d) Upper Sindh
2. The length of Indus river is:
(a) 2736 km (b) 2803 km
(c) 2990 km (d) 3050 km
3. The maximum discharge of water in Indus River under
normal climatic conditions is around:
(a) 63 MAF (b) 73 MAF
(c) 83 MAF (d) 93 MAF
4. Chenab river originate from the mountainous range of:
(a) Suleman (b) Karakoram
(c) Himalayas (d) Hindu Kush
5. The length of Chenab river is:
(a) 974 km (b) 1230 km
(c) 1350 km (d) 1403 km
6. The maximum discharge of water in Chenab river under
normal climatic conditions is around:
(a) 18 MAF (b) 22 MAF
(c) 26 MAF (d) 30 MAF
7. Which of the following rivers rises from a deep spring at
Vernag, in the Indian held section of Jammu and Kashmir
(a) Ravi (b) Jhelum
(c) Kabul (d) Sutlej
8. Jhelum river join Chenab river near:
(a) Trimmu (b) Marala
(c) Punjnad (d) None of the Above
9. The maximum discharge of water in Jhelum river under
normal climatic conditions is around:
(a) 17 MAF (b) 19 MAF
(c) 22 MAF (d) 23 MAF
10. Ravi river originate in the Indian state of:
(a) Orissa (b) Hamachel Pardesh
(c) Andra Pardesh (d) Utter Pardesh
11. River Kabul joins the Indus river at:
(a) Mohmand Agency (b) Attock
(c) Peshawar (d) Gilgit
12. River Kabul originate from north eastern Afghanistan, its
length is:
(a) 480 km (b) 550 km
(c) 580 km (d) 705 km
13. The total storage capacity of different water reservoirs in
Pakistan is around:
(a) 17.1 MAF (b) 22.2 MAF
(c) 34.5 MAF (d) 39.1 MAF
14. Tarbela Dam was constructed in 1976 on:
(a) Indus river (b) Jhelum river
(c) Chenab river (d) Kabul river
15. The total storage capacity of Tarbela Dam under normal
climatic conditions is:
(a) 7.5 MAF (b) 8.3 MAF
(c) 9.7 MAF (d) 11.6 MAF
16. The main purpose for constructing of Tarbela Dam was:
(a) Irrigation (b) Hydropower generating
(c) Both the above (d) None of the above
17. The world’s twelfth largest earthfill dam is:
(a) Salal Dam (Jammu & Kashmir)
(b) Aswan Dam (Egypt)
(c) Mangla Dam (Pakistan)
(d) None of the above
18. Mangla Dam was constructed on river Jhelum in:
(a) 1960 (b) 1962
(c) 1966 (d) 1969
19. The gross water storage capacity of Mangla Dam is:
(a) 5.88 MAF (b) 4.77 MAF
(c) 3.55 MAF (d) 2.66 MAF
20. Hydropower generating capacity of Mangla Dam is:
(a) 200 MW (b) 500 MW
(c) 700 MW (d) 1000 MW
21. Chashma Barrage was built in 1971 on river:
(a) Jhelum (b) Beas
(c) Indus (d) Sutlej
22. The main purpose of Chashma Barrage is:
(a) Hydro power generating
(b) Irrigation of land
(c) Controlling water logging and salinity problem
(d) Providing water to the Tarbela Lake
23. The live water storage capacity of this Barrage is:
(a) 0.61 MAF (b) 1.7 MAF
(c) 2.2 MAF (d) 2.9 MAF
24. Warsak Dam was built in 1960 on river:
(a) Indus (b) Jhelum
(c) Dasht (d) Kabul
25. The storage of water capacity of Warsak Dam is around:
(a) 0.04 MAF (b) 0.06 MAF
(c) 1.2 MAF (d) 0.09 MAF
26. The power generating capacity of Warsak Dam is:
(a) 170 MW (b) 280 MW
(c) 240 MW (d) 200 MW
27. Baran Dam in Pakistan was built in 1962 on river:
(a) Hingol (b) Kurram
(c) Kabul (d) Zoab
28. The hydropower generating capacity of Baran Dam (NWFP)
(a) 2 MW (b) 3 MW
(c) 4 MW (d) 5 MW

29. The water storage capacity of Baran Dam is:
(a) 0.03 MAF (b) 0.09 MAF
(c) 0.07 MAF (d) 0.05 MAF
30. Hub Dam on River Hub was constructed in:
(a) 1968 (b) 1975
(c) 1983 (d) 1988
31. What is the purpose of Hub Dam:
(a) To irrigate agricultural land in Lasbella (Balochistan)
(b) To irrigate agricultural land in Karachi district
(c) To provide drinking water supply for Karachi
(d) All the above
32. The water storage capacity of Hub Dam is:
(a) 0.11 MAF (b) 0.9 MAF
(c) 0.7 MAF (d) 0.02 MAF
33. Khanpur Dam was built in 1984 on River:
(a) Hunza (b) Soan
(c) Haro (d) Hingol
34. The purpose of constructing Khanpur Dam on river Haro
(a) To irrigate agricultural land in Attock district.
(b) To irrigate agricultural land in Rawalpindi and
Abbottabad district.
(c) To meet the water requirements of Pakistan Ordnance
Factory, Wah.
(d) All the above
35. The water storage capacity of Khanpur Dam is around:
(a) 0.09 MAF (b) 0.55 MAF
(c) 0.11 MAF (d) 0.66 KAF
36. Tanda Dam built in 1965 on river:
(a) Dasht (b) Kohat-Toi
(c) Soan (d) Kurram
37. Rawal Dam was built in 1962 on river:
(a) Kurang (b) Gomal
(c) Soan (d) Jhelum
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38. The purpose of Rawal Dam is:
(a) To provide potable water to Rawalpindi
(b) To provide potable water to Islamabad
(c) To irrigate small area around Islamabad
(d) All the above
39. Simly Dam was constructed in 1972 near the city of:
(a) Karachi (b) Islamabad
(c) Quetta (d) Kohat
40. Simly Dam was built on river:
(a) Kurang (b) Gomal
(c) Soan (d) Jhelum
41. The water storage capacity of Simly Dam is:
(a) 0.02 MAF (b) 0.05 MAF
(c) 0.07 MAF (d) 0.09 MAF
42. Bund Khusdil Dam was built in 1900 on River:
(a) Hingol (b) Dasht
(c) Pishin (d) Zoab
43. Under Wapda “Vision 2025” programme, Bhasha Dam
would be constructed on river:
(a) Indus (b) Ravi
(c) Jhelum (d) Chenab
44. The gross storage capacity of Bhasha Dam reservoir would
be around:
(a) 7.3 MAF (b) 8.9 MAF
(c) 11.7 MAF (d) 12.2 MAF
45. The Hydropower generating capacity of Bhasha Dam would
(a) 3000 MW (b) 3360 MW
(c) 3550 MW (d) 3700 MW
46. In which part of the country, the proposed Bhasha Dam
would be built in:
(a) Punjab (b) NWFP
(c) Sindh (d) Northern Areas
47. The proposed Kalabagh Dam would be constructed on river:
(a) Jhelum (b) Gomal
(c) Indus (d) Kurram
48. The water storage capacity of Kalabagh Dam would be:
(a) 6.1 MAF (b) 6.9 MAF
(c) 7.2 MAF (d) 8.5 MAF
49. The Hydropower generating capacity of Kalabagh Dam
would be:
(a) 3400 MW (b) 3500 MW
(c) 3600 MW (d) 3700 MW
50. Thal Canal would be located along the western bank of river:
(a) Indus (b) Jhelum
(c) Chenab (d) Sutlej
51. Thal reservoir would have a gross storage capacity of:
(a) 2.3 MAF (b) 2.9 MAF
(c) 3.2 MAF (d) 3.9 MAF
52. Mirani Dam is under construction near
(a) Turbat (b) Zoab
(c) Lasbella (d) Quetta
53. Mirani Dam would be constructed on river:
(a) Pishin (b) Hingol
(c) Dasht (d) None of the above
54. The storage capacity of Mirani Dam would be around:
(a) 0.30 MAF (b) 0.60 MAF
(c) 0.70 MAF (d) 0.90 MAF
55. Gomal Zam Dam is under construction in the tribal agency
(a) North Waziristan (b) South Waziristan
(c) Khyber (d) Kurram
56. Gomal Zam Dam is being constructed on river:
(a) Indus (b) Jhelum
(c) Gomal (d) Soan
57. The Hydropower generating capacity of Gomal Zam Dam
would be around:
(a) 15.2 MW (b) 17.4 MW
(c) 18.7 MW (d) 19.2 MW
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58. The water discharged in to the Arabian sea without being
utilized in Pakistan is around:
(a) 39 MAF (b) 41 MAF
(c) 48 MAF (d) 50 MAF
59. Sulaimanki, Islam, Punjnad Headworks are constructed on
(a) Beas (b) Sutlej
(c) Jhelum (d) Ravi
60. Balloki and Sidhni Headworks are built on river:
(a) Ravi (b) Indus
(c) Chenab (d) None of the above
61. Lower Bari Doab Canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Sahiwal and Multan Distt.
(b) Sialkot and Gujranwala Distt.
(c) Sargodha and Khushab
(d) All the above.
62. Marala and Khanki Headworks are constructed on river:
(a) Indus (b) Chenab
(c) Jhelum (d) Beas
63. Upper Chenab canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Multan and Vihari Distt.
(b) Sialkot and Gujranwala Distt.
(c) Muzaffargarh and Jhang Distt.
(d) None of the above
64. Lower Chenab Canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Sheikhupura and Faisalabad Distt.
(b) Jhang and Multan Distt.
(c) Depalpur and Okara Distt.
(d) Bahawalpur and Rahimyar Khan Distt.
65. Rasool Headworks is constructed on river:
(a) Ravi (b) Chenab
(c) Jhelum (d) Indus
66. Upper Jhelum Canal irrigate the agricultural land of:
(a) Gujrat and Jhelum Distt.
(b) Bhakkar and Leiah Distt.
(c) Sargodha and Khushab Distt.
(d) None of the above
67. The number of Barrage constructed on river Indus are:
(a) Four (b) Five
(c) Six (d) Seven
68. Upper Thal Canal and South Thal Canal is extracted from:
(a) Jinnah Barrage (b) Mangla Dam
(c) Chashma Barrage (d) Tarbela Dam
69. Chashma Right Bank Canal on Indus provide water for:
(a) Chenab river (b) Jhelum river
(c) Ravi river (d) Sutlej river
70. Canals from Taunsa Barrage on Indus river mostly irrigate:
(a) Muzaffargarh Distt. (b) Sanghar Distt.
(c) Mirpur Distt. (d) Khushab Distt.
71. Desert Pat feeder Canals are extracted from:
(a) Taunsa Barrage (b) Chashma Barrage
(c) Guddu Barrage (d) Sukkur Barrage
72. The oldest Barrage of Pakistan is:
(a) Kotri Barrage (b) Taunsa Barrage
(c) Guddu Barrage (d) Sukkur Barrage
73. All disputes relating to the allocation of water resources in
between provincial governments or federally administered
areas, under 1973 Constitution of Pakistan shall be raised
(a) National Economic Council
(b) Council of the Common Interests
(c) Inter Provincial Coordination Committee
(d) National Finance Commission
74. The first water accord between the provincial governments
relating to the water distribution from Indus River was
signed in:
(a) 1980 (b) 1988
(c) 1991 (d) 1993
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75. The second water accord relating to the distribution of water
(from Rivers) between the provinces was signed in:
(a) 1994 (b) 1995
(c) 1996 (d) 1997
76. According to 1991 water accord, the share of Punjab from
Indus River water was only:
(a) 37% (b) 47%
(c) 50% (d) 57%
77. Under Indus River Treaty 1960, which of the three rivers
were given to Pakistan:
(a) Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab
(b) Chenab, Jhelum, Sindh
(c) Ravi, Sutlej, Beas
(d) None of the Above
78. Under Indus Basin Treaty 1960 which of the three rivers
were given to India:
(a) Ravi, Sutlej, Beas
(b) Chenab, Jhelum, Kabul
(c) Indus, Chenab, Ravi
(d) None of the Above
79. By giving three eastern river to India, Pakistan agreed to
forego its rights of water which is around:
(a) 20 MAF (b) 26 MAF
(c) 28 MAF (d) 30 MAF
80. The major sources of rainfall in Pakistan are:
(a) The Monsoons
(b) The Western Disturbances
(c) Both of the above
(d) None of the above
81. The Jhelum rises in
(a) Tibet (b) Jammu
(c) Kashmir (d) Ladakh
82. From which Indian state The Chenab originates?
(a) Madhya Pradesh (b) Uttranchal Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh (d) Himachal Pradesh
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83. Before independence in Pakistan there were only
(a) One dam (b) Two dams
(c) Three dams (d) Four dams
84. In 1913, the Namal dam was constructed in
(a) Lahore district (b) Gujrat district
(c) Mianwali district (d) Faislabad district
85. Khushdil Khan dam was constructed in 1890 in
(a) Punjab (b) Sindh
(c) NWFP (d) Balochistan
86. Which dam was built in 1945?
(a) Warsak dam (b) Spin Karaiz dam
(c) Mangla dam (d) Ghazi Barotha dam
87. A rim station is a control structure on the river. For the
Chenab, the rim station is
(a) Balloki Barrage (b) Sulemanki Barrage
(c) Marala Barrage (d) Kalabagh Barrage
88. In 1871, the weir across Ravi River was built at the head of
Bari Doab canal in
(a) Punjab (b) Sindh
(c) NWFP (d) Balochistan
89. On Jhelum river, the Rasul headworks was built in
(a) 1881 (b) 1891
(c) 1901 (d) 1911
90. Guddu Barrage was constructed in 1962 on
(a) River Ravi (b) Ravi Jhelum
(c) River Chenab (d) River Indus
91. When Jinnah Barrage was constructed on River Indus?
(a) 1945 (b) 1946
(c) 1947 (d) 1948
92. Kotri Barrage was built in 1955 on
(a) The Ravi (b) The Sutlej
(c) The Indus (d) The Chenab
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93. Sukkur Barrage, one of the largest barrages in the world
was constructed on the Indus in
(a) 1922 (b) 1932
(c) 1942 (d) 1952
94. Taunsa Barrage was built in 1959 on
(a) River Kabul (b) River Jhelum
(c) River Indus (d) River Chenab
95. Pakistan takes pride in its achievements in the construction
of several barrages and canals. What is the length of canals
in Pakistan?
(a) 36,073 km (b) 46,073 km
(c) 56,073 km (d) 66,073 km
96. How many barrages are in Pakistan?
(a) 13 (b) 14
(c) 15 (d) 16
97. What is the number of headworks in Pakistan?
(a) 1 (b) 2
(c) 3 (d) 4
98. The major water reserviors in our Indus Basin Irrigation
system are:
(a) 1 (b) 2
(c) 3 (d) 4
99. How many canal systems are in Indus Basin Irrigation
(a) 12 (b) 24
(c) 44 (d) 88
100. What is the number of tubewells in Pakistan?(approx)
(a) more than 2,50,000 (b) more than 3,50,000
(c) more than 4,50,000 (d) more than 5,50,000
101. The National Drainage Programme (NDP) was launched in
(a) 1997 (b) 1998
(c) 1999 (d) 2000
102. The number of lives lost in 1950 flood was:
(a) 2910 (b) 679
(c) 1008 (d) 519
103. How many people died in 1992 flood?
(a) 2910 (b) 1901
(c) 1008 (d) 679
104. Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) was
created in:
(a) 1949 (b) 1959
(c) 1969 (d) 1979
105. When was the Federal Flood Commission set up?
(a) January 1957 (b) January 1967
(c) January 1977 (d) January 1987
106. Which of the following barrages are on River Indus?
(a) Jinnah Barrage (b) Kotri Barrage
(c) Guddu Barrage (d) All of the above
107. Which western tributary joins the Indus near Attock?
(a) The Chenab (b) The Kabul
(c) The Swat (d) The Kunar
108. Which of the following rivers drain into the Indus?
(a) The Soan (b) The Harrow
(c) The Panjkora (d) All of the above
109. The Chenab enters Pakistan through Diawara Village in:
(a) Sialkot (b) Gujranwala
(c) Gujrat (d) Lala Musa
110. Which of the following are major tributaries of the Chenab?
(a) Jammu Tawi (b) Palkhu Nullah
(c) Aik Nullah (d) All of the above
111. Islam Barrage is on:
(a) River Ravi (b) River Jhelum
(c) River Sutlej (d) River Chenab
112. Which of the following is the smallest of the five main
eastern tributaries of the Indus?
(a) The Ravi (b) The Sutlej
(c) The Jhelum (d) The Chenab
113. Rasul Barrage is on:
(a) River Chenab (b) River Jhelum
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(c) River Indus (d) River Ravi
114. After passing through Gurdaspur district, the Ravi enters
Sialkot’s tehsil:
(a) Shakargarh (b) Daska
(c) Pasrur (d) None of the above
115. Pollution in the Ravi is the highest compared to all the
rivers in Pakistan. What percentage of total pollution
(muncipal and industrial) is only discharged into the Ravi?
(a) 37% (b) 47%
(c) 57% (d) 67%
116. Which of the following rivers flows through Dal Lake and
Wullar Lake?
(a) The Chenab (b) The Sutlej
(c) The Jhelum (d) The Ravi
117. Near Muzaffarabad, the Jhelum is joined by its largest
(a) The Kunhar (b) The Ujh
(c) The Soan (d) The Neelum
118. The retention level of Kalabagh dam was 925 feet, which has
been reduced by:
(a) 5 feet (b) 10 feet
(c) 15 feet (d) 25 feet
119. The Kalabagh reservoir at a 915 feet elevation would pose
no flood risk to Nowshera which is located at an elevation of:
(a) 923 feet (b) 928 feet
(c) 933 feet (d) 938 feet
120. The Pakistani government first undertook engineering
investigations for Kalabagh dam during
(a) 1953-1954 (b) 1963-1964
(c) 1973-1974 (d) 1983-1984
121. The preliminary feasibility study of Kalabagh dam was
completed in:
(a) 1954 (b) 1955
(c) 1956 (d) 1957
122. Which is the twelfth largest (earth fill) dam in the world?
(a) Tarbela dam (b) Mangla dam
(c) Basha dam (d) Kalabagh dam
123. The installed hydropower capacity of Basha dam is 3360
Mega Watts from _____ units.
(a) 9 (b) 10
(c) 11 (d) 12
124. Which is the largest earth and rockfill dam of the world?
(a) Mangla dam (b) Kalabagh dam
(c) Tarbela dam (d) Warsak dam
125. Tarbela dam was started in 1968 and completed in
(a) 1976 (b) 1977
(c) 1978 (d) 1979
126. The hydropower capacity of Tarbela dam is
(a) 3478 MW (b) 3578 MW
(c) 3678 MW (d) 3778 MW
127. Indus Water Treaty was signed in Karachi on
(a) 19 September 1960 (b) 19 September 1961
(c) 19 September 1962 (d) 19 September 1963
128. Indus water dispute arose on _____ when India stopped the
irrigation supplies coming to Pakistan.
(a) April 1, 1947 (b) April 1, 1948
(c) April 1, 1949 (d) April 1, 1950
129. Since Mangla dam’s first impounding in 1967, its gross
storage capacity has reduced to 4.75 MAF from the actual
design of 5.88 MAF due to
(a) Poor irrigation management
(b) Waterlogging
(c) Soil salinity
(d) Sedimentation
130. The Indus and its five main tributaries all combine into one
river near:
(a) Sialkot (b) Gawadar
(c) Mithan Kot (d) Shikarpur
131. Which is the first multipurpose dam built by Pakistan after
(a) Tarbela dam (b) Mangla dam
(c) Warsak dam (d) Khushdil Khan dam
132. To solve Indus Water dispute, negotiations under the offices
of the world Bank commenced in:
(a) May 1949 (b) May 1950
(c) May 1951 (d) May 1952
133. The Sutlej Valley Tripartite Agreement was signed by the
Punjab, Bhawalpur and Bikanir states in:
(a) 1910 (b) 1915
(c) 1920 (d) 1925
134. The Sutlej Valley Project committee was setup in
(a) 1922 (b) 1932
(c) 1942 (d) 1952
135. The 1991 Water Accord also called “Water Apportionment
Accord” was signed by:
(a) Governors of the four provinces
(b) Chief Ministers of the four province
(c) Chief Secretaries of the four provinces
(d) None of the above
136. The Water Accord 1991 was signed on March 16 in
(a) Lahore (b) Islamabad
(c) Karachi (d) Peshawar
137. Under the chairmanship of Akhtar Hussain, the Water
Allocation and Rates Committee was constituted in
(a) 1965 (b) 1967
(c) 1968 (d) 1969
138. For the water apportionment of the Indus and its tributaries,
a committee was constituted in October 1970 under the
(a) Justice Fazle Akbar
(b) Justice Hamud-ur-Rehman
(c) Justice Muhammad Munir
(d) Justice Irshad Hassan Khan
139. Which of the following is the smallest barrage?
(a) Sukkur Barrage (b) Chasma Barrage
(c) Taunsa Barrage (d) Kotri Barrage
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140. The current estimated irrigation efficiency in Pakistan is
(a) 25.5% (b) 35.5%
(c) 45.5% (d) 55.5%
141. Pakistan asked the world Bank to appoint a neutral expert
to resolve the dispute arising out of the construction of
(a) Baglihar Dam (b) Assan Dam
(c) Wullar dam (d) None of the above
142. Baglihar dam is being built on
(a) The Ravi (b) The Sutlej
(c) The Beas (d) The Chenab

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