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  • 21 Aug 2019- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan authorities August 19 warned that release of water from an upstream dam may cause flooding in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. Further coverage of the Indus Treaty by OOSKAnews   The Indian-administered
  • 22 Mar 2019- 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON The production of goods for export is depleting the water supplies of some of the world’s poorest countries, a new report from WaterAid warns. Collaboration between the public and private sectors is crucial to ensuring that economic growth does
  • 26 Feb 2019- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New Delhi, India India’s Minister for Water Resources has again questioned continuation of the longstanding Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan, as tensions between the countries escalated dramatically this week. Speaking to a public meeting in
  • 30 Jan 2019- 08:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Per requirement of the Indus Waters Treaty and the agreement announced in mid-January, a three member delegation of Pakistani water experts arrived in India on January 27. The purpose of the visit is to inspect Indian hydro-electric
  • 13 Jan 2019- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). A Pakistani team
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUETTA, Pakistan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Provincial Government of Balochistan, Pakistan have signed project agreement of a $107 Million USD loan and grants to improve irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in Balochistan
  • 11 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Foreign Office has said the matter of river waters is as important to it as a jugular vein, but that the country wants to resolve all issues with India through dialog Addressing a weekly news briefing June 7, Foreign
  • 2 Apr 2018- 09:28 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The Nation Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Saturday called upon the government to focus on the urgent construction of water reservoirs in the country to ensure overcoming water shortage and achieving sustainable economic growth.
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States In a new twist on disputes surrounding the future of the Indus Waters Treaty, China has blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet which flows into India. The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLASGOW, United Kingdom 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 to
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has proposed increasing water consumption charges in all provinces, in order to generate funds to maintain existing irrigation system and build new reservoirs. The amount paid by the provinces will be
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The Irrigation Department in Pakistan’s Punjab province last week started work to assess flood-related damage to water projects in the province, an official said. “Our department has started a province-wide survey to have a first-hand
  • 19 Mar 2015- 11:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has increased the amount of funding to acquire land for the Diamer Bhasha Dam project to $981 million USD, Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said this week. He said about half of the total
  • 13 Mar 2015- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The Punjab Water Council (PWC) this week demanded that the government immediately start construction of the contentious 3,600-megawatt Kalabagh Dam, saying the project was necessary for the country’s future. PWC Convenor Farooq Bajwa
  • 11 Nov 2014- 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MITHI, Pakistan The ongoing drought in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s Sindh province has led to the deaths of 61 children in the last 42 days, and as many as 470 people over the last three years, provincial officials said last week. The children

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