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  1. Financial Closure Reached for $953 Million Sukuk for Pakistan’s Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project

    24 Jun 2016- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A consortium of 16 banks, led by the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), has arranged a $953.3 million USD sukuk (Islamic bond) for the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, currently being built ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/24/2016 - 11:14

  2. Pakistan Allocates $304 Million for Diamer Bhasha Dam in 2016-2017

    21 Jun 2016- 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has allocated $304.2 million USD under the Public Sector Development Program for 2016-2017 for construction of the long-awaited Diamer Bhasha Dam. When completed, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/21/2016 - 11:08

  3. Chlorination Is Best Option to Clean Water in Pakistan: Expert

    13 Jun 2016- 11:23 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD International News Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Chief Research Officer (CRO) Dr Muhammad Aslam Tahir has said chlorination is the most suitable option to resolve growing problem of ...

    Local Press Report - 06/13/2016 - 11:23

  4. Karachi Residents Launch New Protests Over Water, Electricity Shortages

    9 Jun 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan Residents of Karachi’s Yousaf Goth neighborhood took to the streets this week to protest ongoing lack of water and electricity services. Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the Hub River Road to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/09/2016 - 10:32

  5. South Asian Governments Urged to Prepare for Severe Drought

    2 Jun 2016- 08:24 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Daily Times The South Asia Groundwater Forum (SAGF) has recommended the authorities in the South Asian countries to take priority actions for tackling groundwater depletion and contamination, and the ...

    Local Press Report - 06/02/2016 - 08:24

  6. WASA Plans Six New Water, Sanitation Programs

    26 May 2016- 08:46 by Local Press Report RAWALPINDI Express Tribune Despite holding the short straw and getting less than the allocated funds if needed for projects this year, the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) has envisaged six new water supply and ...

    Local Press Report - 05/26/2016 - 08:46

  7. Pakistan to Hand Over Hydropower Mega-Projects to Private Sector

    11 May 2016- 11:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s provinces and regions and its Federally Administerd Tribal Areas reached agreement this week on a draft of the new Policy for Development of Mega Hydel Power Projects, under ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/11/2016 - 11:48

  8. Sharing Sanitation Facility Between Households Increases Risk of Diarrhea in Children Under 5: Study

    5 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IOWA CITY, IA, United States Sharing a sanitation facility between households can increase the risk of moderate-to-severe diarrhea in children under 5, according to new results from the Global Enteric ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/05/2016 - 10:53

  9. Pakistani Minister Warns of Potential Civil Disobedience Due to Water Problems

    21 Apr 2016- 08:47 by Local Press Report LAHORE Dawn/Asia News Network Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday warned of civil disobedience in Pakistan over the issue of water if the country failed to evolve a consensus over the ...

    Local Press Report - 04/21/2016 - 08:48

  10. Pakistan Guarantees $955 Million in Islamic Bonds to Finance Neelum-Jhelum Project

    14 Apr 2016- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has guaranteed $955 million USD worth of "sukuk" (Islamic bonds) to finance the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in the Kashmir region. The ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/14/2016 - 10:41

  11. Karachi Water Projects to Be Tendered This Month

    7 Apr 2016- 08:37 by Local Press Report KARACHI The News The Sindh Assembly was informed on Wednesday that tenders for two new water supply projects in Karachi having a capacity of 165 millions gallons daily (MGD) would be floated this month. Innovation, ...

    Local Press Report - 04/07/2016 - 08:37

  12. South Asia Most at Risk of Natural Disasters, While Sub-Saharan Africa Is Most Vulnerable: Report

    30 Mar 2016- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BATH, United Kingdom Countries in Asia are at highest risk from natural disasters such as floods, severe storms and earthquakes, but countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to the effects of such ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/30/2016 - 10:47

  13. Pakistani Government Acquires Land for Long-Delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam

    7 Mar 2016- 10:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has procured land for the long-delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam project, using $1 billion USD of its own resources. Work on the project is expected to start by the end of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/07/2016 - 10:48

  14. Workers Protest WAPDA Privatization

    4 Feb 2016- 09:41 by Local Press Report PESHAWAR Express Tribune Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Hydro Electric Workers Union took to the streets in Peshawar, Timergara, Swabi, Bannu and Nowshera over the government’s decision to privatise ...

    Local Press Report - 02/04/2016 - 09:41

  15. World Bank to Provide Another $34.95 Million for Water Sector Capacity-Building in Pakistan

    28 Jan 2016- 08:59 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Observer Pakistan and World Bank, Wednesday, signed an agreement of $ 34.95 million as additional financing for Water Sector Capacity Building for services to improve management and investment ...

    Local Press Report - 01/28/2016 - 08:59

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