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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...
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.
21 Aug 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan authorities August 19 warned that release of water from an upstream dam may cause flooding in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The Indian-administered part of the majority-Muslim region, known as Jammu and Kashmir had special status "revoked" by the Indian Government August 5, placing it under Indian control...
12 Aug 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved development of the ambitious “Sindh Barrage” on the Indus River.Located about 28 miles upstream from the mouth of the river at the Arabian Sea and about 80 miles east of Karachi, the Sindh Barrage was proposed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to address water issues in the region...
5 Mar 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has described the rates of malnutrition and disease in the southern Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan as “alarmingly high” as drought associated with climate change prevails in the region.IFRC released approximately $315,000 USD in emergency funding March 1 to assist in relief work in the provinces which are currently affected by one of the worst droughts in Pakistan’s history...
26 Feb 2019 ISLAMABAD
The federal government’s climate change policy and its implementation strategy were slammed by the head of the apex higher education body for being weak, inconsistent, incoherent, and reactive. Instead, he called for devising an integrated approach to deal with climate change.
3 Feb 2019 ISLAMABAD
Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said the recent rains and snowfall are the blessings of Almighty Allah which will help crops in the rain-fed areas and also raise the water table. The country’s northern areas continue to experience heavy snowfall as some areas remain blanketed by two to three feet of snow...
18 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD
Recharging our water aquifers is one way to help contend with our impending water crisis. Back in 2016, the Punjab government began a four-year project for recharging aquifers as part of its groundwater management and to develop the economical and sustainable technology for aquifer recharging. This project was meant to be implemented by the irrigation department...
29 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
Cash-poor Pakistan is crowdfunding a drive to collect almost $17bn from its citizens, officials, businesses and stars in order to build two massive dams to help counter a future water crisis. One of the dams would be among the biggest in the world. But is the project for real or is it a monumental folly, as some are calling it?
23 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said on Saturday that the water issue should be taken seriously and all stakeholders should contribute to resolving it on a war-footing. The minister urged experts in the government and private sectors to give advice on adopting alternate sources of energy to create sustainable conditions as the government was planning to take initiatives for permanent solutions to water scarcity and energy problems.
16 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expanded on his election manifesto pledge to plant 10 billion trees in the country to counter climate change and to “change the weather patterns”.Water levels in Pakistan’s big cities has depleted to around 200 feet, said Khan, citing Lahore as an example...
26 Sep 2018 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan is expected to face acute water shortage in the upcoming Rabi (spring harvest) sowing season as the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has informed a parliamentary panel that water supply will dip to less than 50% for crop cultivation.