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  • 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
  • 4 Mar 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Rapidly depleting groundwater levels in India and other parts of South Asia are forcing farmers to drill more and deeper borewells. As a result, more water now being pumped out than replenished through natural sources, participants
  • 28 Feb 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on February 26 broke ground on a $928 million USD project to expand the Tarbela Hydropower Dam. The project, the fourth expansion of the dam, will be completed in 39 months. Chinese company Sinohydro is carrying out the work
  • 24 Feb 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard G. Olson on February 18 inaugurated construction of a $36 million USD water supply project in Jacobabad, a dry mountain town in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. The US Agency for International
  • 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
  • 6 Feb 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Northern Sindh Urban Services Corporation (NSUSC) has announced plans to build a heavy-duty water treatment plant on the Indus River in the southern Pakistani city of Sukkur. “The plant will cost a little over $28.5 million USD,

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