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  • 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
  • 4 Jul 2017- 10:28 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Dawn The National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has taken notice of the shortage of water, the supply of contaminated water and the lack of a water policy for the federal capital. The commission has also decided to call all stakeholders to find
  • 23 Dec 2015- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on December 19th approved a revised cost estimate for the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower project, but also ordered the Water and Power Development
  • 19 May 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Punjab province has decided to install sola-powered Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in various water-stressed districts. The novel approach is part of an ambitious $196 million USD project to provide clean, safe drinking
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:13 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Dawn A report compiled by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found eight mineral water brands unsafe for human consumption as they contain chemicals and germs. The report, available with Dawn, compiled during July to
  • 15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Capital Development Authority (CDA) in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, on May 12 announced a $13 million USD project to clean up 11 streams that flow through the city. The streams have become polluted with untreated human waste
  • 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
  • 3 Feb 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A group of Pakistani lawmakers have asked for a review of the Indus Waters Treaty with India, warning that the issue of sharing trans-boundary waters with the neighboring country was more potent than terrorism. Speaking at the first
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has asked India to withdraw its troops from Siachen, a disputed Himalayan glacier in the Jammu & Kashmir region on which both countries have built up a strong military presence over the past three decades.
  • Ahead of the May 11 general elections in Pakistan, lawmakers, journalists and environmental experts are calling on candidate to incorporate environmental issues into their political agendas.
  • Poor sanitation facilities in Pakistan cost the country over $4.2 billion USD per year, or 6.3 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to figures released by the United Nations last week.
  • The majority of residents of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, are being supplied with contaminated water because almost half of the city’s filtration plants are not functioning properly, according to the latest data released by the Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR).
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • Hong Kong-based NGO the Asia Human Rights Commission warned last week that thousands of children in Pakistan are being denied their basic human right to an education in a clean, healthy environment because they have little or no access to decent sanitation facilities in their schools, particularly in rural areas.
  • 16 May 2012- 21:44 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Pakistan Today Drinking a sufficient amount of water daily reduces the risk of cancer of any sort as well as lowers the risk of clotting and blood pressure. According to a Washington University study, drinking five glasses of water daily decreases