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  • 19 Aug 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan has reportedly decided to approach an international court of arbitration to pursue the country’s case against India around the contentious Kishanganga and Ratle Power projects. The decision to move has been reached on the
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Punjab state has announced plans to convert the Lahore Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) into a company. This move parallels the state government’s 2010 conversion of the city’s Solid Waste Management
  • 23 Jan 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report LAHORE Daily Times (Pakistan) Up to 14 hours of load shedding has resulted in shortage of drinking water for the residents of Fleming Road, Qila Gujjar Singh, Madina Colony and many other areas of Lahore. Residents of these areas told Daily Times that due to
  • 22 May 2012- 09:34 by Local Press Report LAHORE Daily Times (Pakistan) Due to the government’s silence over Kalabagh Dam, Pakistan is suffering a loss of $1.4 billion USD annually. An early construction of the dam is inevitable for survival of Pakistan because if the government fails to take any
  • 29 Feb 2012- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi Sindh province will need $440 million USD to completely overhaul its archaic irrigation system, according to Sindh Finance Minister Murad Ali Shah. Shah’s remarks came during a meeting this month with Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Qaim
  • 28 Feb 2012- 22:01 by Local Press Report karachi Pakistan Observer The leather industry, a major earner of foreign exchange, is left without water due to supply suspension by the water board. Chairman PTA M. Khurshid Ahmed expressed his deep resentment on the attitude of Karachi Water &
  • 23 Aug 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report Pakistan, karachi Daily Times (Pakistan) Water supplied via tankers to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Karachi was found to be contaminated, and poor sanitation and lack of potable water have left more than 140 people suffering from several bacterial
  • 9 Feb 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi I he Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has plans to set up three desalination plants to generate 100,000 gallons of water daily to meet its growing requirements. For the past few years, the KPT has been purchasing water from private water
  • 26 Jan 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The Sindh provincial government has given in-principle approval to the installation of desalination plants at Karachi Fish Harbor, to serve as a pilot project for future desalination facilities to ease the country's water shortage
  • 19 Jan 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi The government of Sindh province has urged Pakistan's president and prime minister to restore the 1991 Water Accord that would lead to an increase in water supply to the province. Currently, the provinces are sharing water under a
  • 13 Oct 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan(OOSKAnews) The government of Punjab this month took steps to protect water sources, as the provincial top court banned polythene bags, asking the government to pass legislation in six months to prohibit use, manufacturing, sale,
  • 26 May 2008- 22:29 by Local Press Report Pakistan, karachi Daily Times (Pakistan) — A new study on rainfall in Karachi and its effects on civic services calls for immediate preparation of a stormwater drainage master plan. The study by Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology says that the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- Storage capacity of Mangla Dam reservoir is gradually decreasing because of sedimentation, threatening land and water resources in the Indus plain- one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Investigations carried out by

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