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
  • 6 Aug 2018- 09:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan’s new President Imran Khan’s manifesto included a pledge to plant 10 billion tree saplings within five years to address climate change challenges. A tree-planting “tsunami” is planned to protect Pakistan’s landscape by reducing
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2 Aug 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BHOPAL, India Unrest in the Kashmir region has hindered work on India’s 330-megawatt Kishanganga hydropower project, according to the country’s National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). NHPC Chairman and Managing Director KM Singh told the Times
  • 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
  • 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 disasters, according to a report released
  • 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
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government this week announced plans to build a $114 million USD water treatment plant to meet the current and future needs of the water-stressed city of Gwadar. Gwadar is an important part of the $46 billion USD China
  • 21 Aug 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Turkish companies have shown interest in investing in water management, hydropower and mining projects in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Turkish Minister for Forestry and Water Management Veysel Eroglu told a visiting Pakistani delegation
  • 31 Jul 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Global climate change is a security risk that will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation and weak and ineffective political institutions, the US Department of Defense warned
  • 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,

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