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  • 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
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report QUETTA The Express Tribune The Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reforms here on Thursday expressed its annoyance over the non-functioning of two million gallons desalination plant at Karwat in Gwadar and asked the department concerned of
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan In what might be considered a completion of “Phase 1”, the first of six turbines of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun hydroelectric dam went online on November 16. The $3.9 Billion USD 3600 megawatt project will double the country’s
  • 25 Sep 2018- 07:57 by Local Press Report LAHORE GEO TV Several villages in Pakistan were flooded after India released water in River Ravi, River Sutlej, and River Chenab on Sunday. The Indian action to release water from its reservoirs comes days after Indian authorities revoked its decision to
  • 18 Sep 2018- 08:07 by Local Press Report QUETTA The Nation Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig on Thursday took notice of corruption in three water desalination plants costing more than Rs1 billion for the people in Pasni, Jeevani and Gadani
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report BACAU Romania Insider The almost 200,000 inhabitants of Bacau, one of the biggest cities in Eastern Romania, have been without water since last Saturday [July 14] after a large pipe burst. The 45-km pipe was changed seven years ago, with an investment of EUR
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 May 2018- 09:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Quetta, Pakistan China's Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing, has assured Pakistan lawmakers of his intention "to take up the issue of lowering underground water level in Balochistan with his authorities" during a visit to Quetta next week.
  • 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
  • 26 Apr 2018- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Council of Common Interests (CCI) formally approved April 24 the country’s first ever National Water Policy (NWP) while also signing a charter calling for a water emergency in the country. The chief ministers of all

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