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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...
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.
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...
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...
1 Apr 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The World Bank has announced a 30-day suspension of the Balochistan Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Development Project on March 29, citing lack of construction progress and fiduciary control. During the hiatus, announced March 29, the bank will work with the Government to restructure the scope of the project, which was meant to benefit one of the poorest and least developed provinces in Pakistan...
18 Mar 2019 ISLAMABAD
The World Bank has warned of cancelling its soft loan of $38 million to support the management and development of water resources in the Indus River, after finding little progress on the project since its approval in 2008. The mid-term review of the project has been planned to be undertaken in June this year, and if this review does not find significant improvement in implementation process and disbursement of project funds, partial or even full cancellation of the credit will need to be considered, to enable these funds to be more usefully deployed within Pakistan, a report of the bank said.