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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 &
  • 14 Feb 2011- 14:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, in collaboration with development partners, has launched water and sanitation guidelines to regulate services in the country. Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said the
  • 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
  • 25 Jan 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A Japanese water expert presented a report to the Sierra Leone government earlier this month calling for an end to use of asbestos pipe to supply drinking water to consumers. Kazumi Matsuda of the Japan International Cooperation
  • 29 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A two-week water assessment to Sierra Leone's third largest city, Kenema, reported earlier this month that "massive deforestation has ruined at least 10 vital catchment areas putting them under severe water threat."
  • 20 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone's third largest city, Kenema, located 300 kilometers east of the capital, is reeling under an acute shortage of potable water for the first time in 25 years, nervous water experts told OOSKAnews earlier this
  • 9 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A $100 million dollar water project has been completed in four towns in Sierra Leone, the director-general of the Sierra Leone Water Company (Salwaco), Patrick Lansana, told OOSKAnews in an interview last week. "The project
  • 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

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