Disasters

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  • 16 Oct 2018- 09:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expanded on his election manifesto pledge to plant 10 billion trees in the country to counter climate change and to “change the weather patterns”. Water levels in Pakistan’s big cities has
  • 18 Sep 2018- 08:07 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD DAWN Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu (on its own initiative) notice of the exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the country, and sought data regarding water usage by these
  • 8 May 2017- 12:50 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Dawn The government is seeking a joint mechanism with India and Afghanistan for joint watershed management and trans-boundary aquifer sharing to minimise the negative impact of development projects of neighbours. The treaty also does not provide for
  • 4 Aug 2016- 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week. “It would not be The
  • 18 Jul 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has announced it will again turn to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague to resolve its dispute with India over sharing the Indus River’s waters. Pakistani Minister of Defense, Water and Power Khawaja
  • 9 Dec 2015- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government plans to ask the World Bank to appoint a neutral expert to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India over hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir region. “We have decided to move World Bank
  • 19 Nov 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Foreign Office has written to the Indian government this week, seeking that country’s consent to appoint a neutral expert to arbitrate in their dispute over two Indian two hydropower projects being built in the Kashmir
  • 23 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The World Bank last week approved $188 million USD for repair and rehabilitation of the Guddu Barrage on the Indus River in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The funds will be used to improve the safety and reliability of the barrage,
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani meteorologists who studied six glaciers in the country’s Karakorum Range have found that all were melting faster than previous studies had indicated, raising concerns about Pakistan’s water security. “All of them [the
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar again asked for Asian Development Bank  (ADB) funding for the $14 billion USD, 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha dam project during talks with ADB President Takehiko Nakao in Islamabad this week. Nakao
  • 12 May 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A new study released in Islamabad on May 9 found that the water crisis in Pakistan poses as big an existential threat to the country as terrorism is. The study, “Pakistan’s Water Discourse: Attitudes on Water Management Practices,”
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s glaciers, which are melting away due to increasing temperatures, are expected disappear by 2035, according to the country’s federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid. Speaking at the International Conference
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has signed a $250 million USD contract with Chinese firm Sinohydro for civil works on the 1,410-megawatt Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.  The extension became possible only after the World Bank agreed to provide
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest

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