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23 Nov 2020 ISLAMABAD
An inter-ministerial forum on Thursday expressed concern over delays in implementation of water sector projects being funded by the international lending agencies and called for coordinated efforts to address bottlenecks. At present, 15 foreign-funded projects amounting to $3.239bn are currently under implementation...
9 Nov 2020 ISLAMABAD
The recent steps by Capital Development Authority (CDA) will help add 10 to 12 MGD water in the existing system to meet water requirements of the city. This increase will help augment the existing water system to address water shortage in the city, an official of CDA said in this connection, the infrastructure for collection, treatment, and transmission of portable water is being revamped...
7 Oct 2020 ISLAMABAD
An anti-corruption court on Monday charged former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari in two graft cases, a week after he was indicted in a major money laundering case. In the Thatta water supply case, a private contractor was illegally awarded project contracts. The court has rejected Zardari's plea seeking acquittal in all three cases.
13 Aug 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The outgoing World Bank Country Director for Pakistan has said that the international institution is unable to make an independent decision on either the appointment of a court of arbitration or the appointment of a neutral expert in the settlement of a dispute between Pakistan and India over the Indus Waters Treaty...
18 May 2020 ISLAMABAD
Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed on Monday that all the prep work for the Diamer-Bhasha dam has been completed and the project was ready for construction. The premier expressed satisfaction over the progress made so far and directed authorities concerned to begin construction work on the dam. "Ensuring water security is the government's first priority," he said, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office.
10 Mar 2020 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan People’s Party Vice President Senator Sherry Rehman yesterday said Pakistan will have absolute water scarcity by 2025, which would hit women and other marginalised groups disproportionately hard. Speaking at Jinnah Institute’s event on Democracy and Inclusion, she said the mainstream policy agendas frequently overlook crucial statistics, and fail to create responsive mechanisms, like not convening the Climate Change Council.
21 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the Indus River waters shared by Pakistan and India to be used as a “tool for peace and not war".During a 4-day visit to Pakistan in mid-February Guterres alluded to heightened tensions between the two countries around interpretation and implementation of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which codifies the division and management of the waters of the Indus...
3 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD
Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. His project, ''24/7 Solar Desalination'' is a hybrid desalination cycle that combines the adsorption (AD) cycle with conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) system to overcome the operational limitations of MED.
26 Jan 2020 ISLAMABAD
Parliamentarians and experts underscored here on Thursday the need to open diplomatic channels to address water management issues concerning Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. A large number of parliamentarians, diplomats and water experts participated in the national conference on water beyond borders.
19 Dec 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
A Pakistan government delegation visiting Washington DC this month was expected to demand establishment of a court of arbitration to address concerns over India’s two hydroelectric power projects – Kishanganga and Ratle, under terms of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty between Pakistan and India.The group, headed by Pakistan’s Indus Water Commissioner Syed Mehr Ali Shah left for the United States 15 December, and was expected to stay for five days of meetings, particularly with the World Bank (WB) which acts as Arbitrator to the Treaty...
16 Dec 2019 ISLAMABAD
The World Bank will extend $ 700 million additional financing for transmission line for Dasu Hydropower Project. The World Bank Country Director, Patchamuthu Illangovan has conveyed the decision in a letter to the Secretary Ministry of Water Resources, sources said. “The World Bank plans to appraise the project from December 12, 2019 and to negotiate the matter in the last week of January 2020...
21 Oct 2019 NEW DELHI, India
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised by the Pakistan government after he promised supporters that river waters that currently flow into Pakistan per terms of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty would be diverted to Indian farms and households in the region, claiming that despite the terms of the agreement, the water “belongs” to farmers of Haryana and Rajasthan...