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  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report KARACHI Associated Press Pakistan President Arif Alvi here on Sunday said a desalination plant with the capacity to treat 1100 to 1400 million gallons of water per day was a viable option to meet the challenge of water scarcity in Karachi. He said to turn
  • 7 Jul 2018- 12:55 by Local Press Report KARACHI UrduPoint Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has termed the Supreme Court's order about the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams historic. He said the Council of Common Interest (CCI) has no issue on the construction of these water reservoirs. The
  • 1 May 2018- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Info KARACHI, Pakistan Several new "mega" projects will be initiated in Karachi and assistance will be provided from Pakistan's central government for several of the provincial government’s pending projects, The Tribune reports. In his budget speech on
  • 12 Aug 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DENVER, CO, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals
  • 16 Nov 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued a no-objection certificate to the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), effectively giving the go-ahead for construction of the long-delayed, 650-million-gallon-per
  • 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
  • 19 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI/PESHAWAR/QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan’s Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces have allocated  total of some $369 million USD in their 2015-2016 budgets to develop water and irrigation systems. Sindh Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali
  • 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
  • 8 May 2015- 09:02 by Local Press Report KARACHI The News International Water became scarcer in the city on Thursday when unannounced power outages at the pumping stations caused the supply to drop by almost 50 percent. The supply restarted after repairing a pipeline, which had burst due to pressure
  • 26 Nov 2014- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan’s largest city faces problems with unclean water supply, water shortages caused by theft and faulty infrastructure, and high water prices for supply via water tankers, experts said at a seminar this week on Karachi’s water
  • 30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report KARACHI The Express Tribune As the electricity crisis in the city worsens, and the K-Electric and the government both fail to help, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has taken it upon itself to repair the generators in some of its 250 small pumping
  • 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
  • 6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ARLINGTON, VA, United States A quarter of the world's large cities are currently water stressed, according to a new study published in the July issue of the journal Global Environmental Change . The study, “ Water on an urban planet: Urbanization
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Sindh province has urged the Karachi Electric Company (K-Electric) to avoid load-shedding at water pumping stations in the city to ensure that residents receive uninterrupted water supply. Over last three
  • 17 Feb 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The city of Karachi and its 30 million residents are at risk for severe water shortages, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) announced last week. The KWSB warned that water levels in the nearby Hud Dam reservoir have plunged

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