Irrigation in Pakistan has allowed agriculture to flourish, but water shortages are now a growing problem for farmers who extract over 90% of the country’s scare water resources. A map showing the area of a chak with irrigation boundaries. PID reported that: (i) the net amount of abiana to be collected for PID-managed irrigation systems was $12.6 million during FY 2012– 2013; (ii) the average abiana recovery rate for PID-managed irrigation systems are very high and 93% in FY 2012– The gross area of land fixed for irrigation in relation to an outlet. While designing an irrigation project, effective rainfall can be the most advantageous for utilization of irrigation water. Another source of water is the rain fall. The Indus Basin now serves as the bread basket of Pakistan. However, when the British engineers designed and constructed the barrages and canals in Punjab and Sindh, they did not install an affluent disposal system. Pakistan is now a severely water-stressed country. Irrigation System of Pakistan 1. At present Pakistan has three large dams and eighty five small dams in this system. Pakistan is a densely populated country; and its population is increasing rapidly.