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  • 2 Jul 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The Pakistani government has allocated $100 million USD to Sindh province for the $252 million USD K4 Water Project, which will provide 600 million gallons of drinking per day to the provincial capital, Karachi, a senior official told
  • 3 Jun 2015- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Sindh Province will start work on the $252 million USD first phase of the K4 water supply project in Karachi next week, according to Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon. Memon said the decision
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Sindh and Punjab provincial governments have allocated hundreds of millions of dollars for water supply, sanitation and irrigation in their annual budgets for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, which starts July 1st. The Sindh
  • 13 Mar 2014- 09:35 by Local Press Report KARACHI The Guardian NGOs in Pakistan say the death of at least 132 children in a drought in Sindh province might have been avoided had the government responded sooner. As government aid begins to arrive in the area, local activists have linked the crisis to
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE), which manages industrial areas in Pakistan’s Sindh province, has approved an increase in charges for water provided to industries there. The new rates, approved at a meeting of SITE’s Board
  • 20 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The water flowing downstream from Pakistan’s Kotri Barrage on the Indus River is contaminated with high levels of arsenic and lead, and is unfit for human consumption, according to a new study from the Liaquat University of Medical
  • 17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan In a bid to resolve water disputes among four of Pakistan’s provinces, the deputy speaker of the Punjab provincial assembly, Sher Ali Gorchani, has suggested an all parties conference. The Punjab lawmaker says that in addition to other
  • The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board last week asked authorities to remove what it called a “land-grabbing mafia” from the area reserved for Greater Karachi Water Project, K-IV. The “mafia” in question is a group of squatters who have illegally occupied the lot and have so far refused to leave it.
  • 26 Jul 2011- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi Pakistan’s Water Sector Task Force has recommended that Sindh and Punjab provinces should compensate Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces for utilizing their share of water owing to severe water shortages. The task force, which
  • 15 Mar 2011- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi Faced with the threat of major water shortages, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) is seeking the immediate release of $176 million USD to construct a major drinking water project for the city. Water supply has failed to keep
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- Depleting storage capacity of dams and decline in river flows will likely cause 15 percent water shortage this month. The Indus River System Authority says that water supply during the autumn season, also known in Pakistan as Kharif
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- Pakistan's agriculture sector received a major boost when the World Bank approved a $150.2 million USD loan for improving irrigation in Sindh province. The Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project will help improve irrigation water