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  • 19 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani capital, Islamabad, is facing water deficits of some 30 percent, according to the Water and Sanitation Directorate at the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The agency on June 17 th urged residents to curb water
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Observer Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to increase supply of water from Simly Dam to Federal Capital during the Holy month of Ramzan to facilitate residents. The Chairman CDA Maroof Afzal, directed that generators should
  • 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 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Water experts participating in a national consultative workshop in Islamabad on June 3rd called for urgent policy responses and actions to prevent the looming water crisis in the country. Pakistan is facing a grim future with regard
  • 5 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has allocated $424 million USD for the water sector in the 2014-2015 budget, which takes effect in the new fiscal year starting July 1st. During his budget speech in the National Assembly on June 3rd, Finance Minister Ishaq
  • 2 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Finance Ministry on May 29th released $37 million USD for a major water supply project in the mountain town of Murree, 60 kilometers northwest of Islamabad. Murree, a popular tourist resort, is a subdivision of the
  • 19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Finance Ministry last week announced it was releasing $253.8 million USD to start construction of the 4,500-megawatt, $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha hydropower dam. Construction work on the dam would be started in November,
  • 12 May 2014- 10:12 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The News International Sufficient water reservoirs to meet capital’s water requirement are available at Simly Dam and Khanpur Dam said Abdul Sattar Achakzai Director Water Management of Capital Development Authority (CDA). Talking to APP he said
  • 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
  • 21 Apr 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan could add 50,000 megawatts of hydropower to its national grid in the next 15 years if it manages to mobilize political will and allay security concerns among international financing institutions like the World Bank, the
  • 17 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Fifty-nine percent of the rural population near Islamabad and 83 percent of rural residents in the Rawalpindi area are consuming unsafe water, according to a new study released last week by the Pakistan Council for Research in Water
  • 1 Apr 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani farmers will face a 30 percent water shortfall during the summer crop season, which starts April 1, the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) said last week. After its March 25 technical committee meeting, held to assess water
  • 28 Mar 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani provincial official has said neighboring India is not stealing water from Pakistan, and blamed her country’s water problems on poor planning and short-sightedness. Speaking at a March 22 seminar organized by Pakistan
  • 18 Mar 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Relief, Ahsan Iqbal, has warned that the country will suffer the effects of more frequent and more intense droughts if it does not construct more reservoirs. He said the
  • 12 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Support for Tajikistan’s controversial $3 billion USD, 3,600-megawatt Rogun Dam project should be a priority in American foreign policy in Central Asia, according to a former US congressman. In an editorial published in the

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