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  • 30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report SANGHAR DAWN Scores of drought-stricken residents of Achhro Thar, an extended part of Thar proper, have demanded the Sindh government should immediately supply them water and fodder for their starving livestock and relief goods for the equally affected
  • 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
  • 29 May 2018- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, DC The World Bank has denied Pakistan’s demands for a court of arbitration to resolve the country’s dispute over India’s upstream Kishanganga Hydroelectric Dam project. Following a meeting in Washington DC last week, instigated by the
  • 7 Dec 2017- 08:36 by Local Press Report KARACHI Geo TV Human waste is being deliberately released in water, observed Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during Wednesday’s hearing of the water pollution case. The remarks of the chief justice came after a short-film about contaminated water was shown in the
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report KARACHI The Express Tribune Up to 90% of water supplied in Karachi is unfit for human consumption due to the presence of bacterial contamination. A new report, based on laboratory analysis of water samples collected from surface and underground water sources
  • 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
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 19 Jan 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MITHI, Pakistan Four more children have died of hunger this week in the drought-stricken Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s Sindh province. This brings the death toll to 54 over the past 18 days. The Health Department said it has dispatched four teams to
  • 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
  • 22 Apr 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHICAGO, IL, United States The world is facing rapidly deteriorating water quality in the next few decades, and one in three people will be at high risk of exposure to water pollution from nitrogen and phosphorous by 2050, according to a new study by
  • 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
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. David Molden, Director General of the
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 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