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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.
28 Feb 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan officials announced February 27 that China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) has been selected to construct the 1,124 MW Kohala Hydropower Project (KHPP) along the Neelum-Jhelum River. The $2.7 Billion USD project is the largest project and is expected to take 6.5 years to complete.This is the second such mega project in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) along the river despite protests against unacceptable environmental issues in Muzaffarabad city caused by the diversion of the Neelum River after commissioning of Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP)...
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.
15 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD
Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif Monday urged the government to reconsider the award of contract of Mohmand Dam. Speaking in the National Assembly, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government had only initiated the tendering process while the contract for Mohmand Dam was awarded by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government through a single bidding.
4 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD
Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Lieutenant General (retd) Muzammil Hussain on Wednesday defended handing Abdul Razzak Dawood’s company, Descon, the contract of Mohmand dam’s construction. Dawood is also an Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce, which is the conflict.
4 Dec 2018 Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered mineral water companies to pay a correct price for groundwater extraction and fix water quality or be shut down.On December 3 Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar gave the companies seven days to comply with his court’s direction, saying "They are taking water from Indus River and canals...
12 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
The Supreme Court on Thursday warned that the plants of mineral water companies may be shut down if they fail to pay Rs1 per litre for water extracted from the ground. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the mineral water suo-moto case.
9 Oct 2018 Washington, United States
The International Finance Corp (IFC) is to help textile manufacturers in Pakistan improve water use and energy consumption practices to drive productivity and efficiency. An agreement has been signed with US-based clothing retailer Gap Inc to increase resource efficiency in its Pakistan operations and improve long-term sustainability...
18 Sep 2018 ISLAMABAD
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu (on its own initiative) notice of the exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the country, and sought data regarding water usage by these companies from concerned departments. He also directed the attorney general and all advocate generals to convey his directives to mineral water companies...
13 Aug 2018 ISLAMABAD
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Saturday said that about 80,000 cusecs water will go waste to sea in next few days due to lack of water conservation system in the country.
8 Aug 2018 ISLAMABAD
Severe water shortage for rice crop in upper Sindh has been troubling farmers as it has delayed the sowing of the crop. Farmers are not even certain whether they will be able to harvest the crop. Protesting farmers have staged sit-ins and observed hunger strikes in the last few weeks but the ongoing political wrangling due to the elections has become so all-encompassing that the authorities concerned have turned a blind eye to the issue...
29 Jul 2018 ISLAMABAD
At the judicial academy on Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said that the acute water shortage faced by the country is because of an international conspiracy. “Keeping citizens bereft of water is a serious crime and the shortage has been caused by the incompetence of the authorities,” Justice Nisar said...