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  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government this week announced plans to build a $114 million USD water treatment plant to meet the current and future needs of the water-stressed city of Gwadar. Gwadar is an important part of the $46 billion USD China
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has decided to approach the World Bank about financing a $1.2 billion USD project that would supply drinking water from Tarbela Dam on the Indus River to the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, both of
  • 15 Oct 2015- 09:37 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Geo TV Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the Senate on Tuesday that seven water reservoir projects, including the controversial Kalabagh Dam, were under consideration. Energy Security Innovation, Infrastructure &
  • 23 Sep 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GILGIT, Pakistan The land acquisition process for the Diamer Bhasha Dam reservoir has been completed, Hafeez-ur-Rehman, chief minister of the Gilgit-Baltistan autonomous region, where the project will be built, said this week. Radio Pakistan quoted him
  • 2 Sep 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has given approval for the Murree Bulk Water Supply Project, which will transport water from the Jhelum River to the tourist resort of Murree, officials told OOSKAnews this week. The
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8 Jun 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s 2015-2016 national budget allocates $950 million USD for water and hydropower projects. Announcing the new budget in Islamabad last week, Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar said, “We have allocated $150 million USD for the
  • 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
  • 28 May 2015- 11:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has given the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) a deadline of July 31, 2015, to complete land acquisition for the Diamer Bhasha Dam, officials told OOSKAnews this week. At a special
  • 14 May 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) at Pakistan’s Ministry of Water and Power is evaluating expressions of interest for construction of the Rajdhani and Turtonas Uzghor hydropower projects, PPIB Public Relations Manager
  • 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

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