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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
13 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).A Pakistani team will visit facilities January 27 to February 1, the The Express Tribune reported this week, the first inspections since talks resumed in summer 2018 after a four year suspension...
2 Mar 2018 ISLAMABAD
Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday stressed the urgent need to take effective measures at provincial as well as a federal level for not only ensuring optimum utilisation but also for conservation and scientific management of the water resources in order to cater to future needs of a growing population of the country.
27 Feb 2018 ISLAMABAD
By the year 2025, Islamic countries are predicted to suffer an acute water shortage which will require intensified efforts for its prevention. Governments are advised to implement satellite technologies adopting all legal, economic, social and cultural aspects for achieving water security.
25 Jan 2018 ISLAMABAD
The Embassy of Switzerland in Pakistan signed two memorandums of understanding with the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in Peshawar on Tuesday, to improve water governance in the province with a total funding of 5.1 million Swiss francs (USD 5.3 million).
6 Nov 2017 ISLAMABAD
Only 36 percent Pakistani population on average, including 41 percent urban and 32 percent rural is using safe drinking water in the country, a world Health Organization report revealed. Results of the water quality monitoring efforts of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) indicate that 69 to 85 percent collected samples of water were contaminated.
5 Oct 2017 ISLAMABAD
Water policy could not be formulated during the last 30 years due to lack of consensus among stakeholders and was dropped from the agenda of Council of Common Interests (CCI), said the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform here on Wednesday.