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2 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan’s leading jurist on international law, Makhdoom Ali Khan, who has been appointed by Pakistan’s supreme court as an ‘amicus curiae’ to assist the court on water-related issues, says Pakistan must consider working on a bilateral water-sharing agreement with Afghanistan. “Afghanistan is now planning to build 12 dams, in cooperation with the World Bank and India, the flow of water from River Kabul is expected to be affected to Pakistan’s detriment...
6 Aug 2018 ISLAMABAD
A wetter future awaits South Asia, says a new study based on global climate change models that informed the fifth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The South Asia region will see a 20 – 30 per cent increase in mean annual runoff for the period 2046–2075 relative to the study baseline period of 1976–2005, says Hongxing Zheng, corresponding author of the study published this month (August).
1 Jul 2018 ISLAMABAD
Due to excessive use of water by residents and low rainfall, Rawal Lake, one of the main sources of water in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad is almost dried up. The lake can hardly meet the water needs of the residents for another fortnight. Rawal lake is an artificial lake mainly built on Korang River with several small streams flowing from Margalla Hills also diverted in it to increase the water flow in the lake...
25 Sep 2017 ISLAMABAD
Scarcity of potable water in Islamabad Capital Territory owing to the negligence of the concerned authorities would create problems for the residents. Ever increasing population, development of new sectors, less rainfall, depletion of water reservoirs and non-development of new water reserves were the key challenges for constantly depleting potable water in the capital, according to an official of Capital Development Authority (CDA).
16 Aug 2017 WASHINGTON DC
Pakistan is South Asia’s fifth most vulnerable country in terms of water availability, and Karachi is the sixth most water-stressed city in the world. Predictions indicate that the country will face absolute water scarcity as soon as 2025. While population and demand for water steadily increase, freshwater quantity and quality are decreasing...
8 Aug 2017 ISLAMABAD
Karachi, Quetta, Lahore, Islamabad will face shortages.
19 Jul 2017 ISLAMABAD
Authorities in Rawalpindi are investigating the water in the city’s main reservoir after tons of dead fish were found in Rawal Lake. Police have registered a case against unknown mafia residing around Rawal Lake for allegedly mixing poison into the water that killed a large number of fish.
4 Jul 2017 ISLAMABAD
The National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has taken notice of the shortage of water, the supply of contaminated water and the lack of a water policy for the federal capital. The commission has also decided to call all stakeholders to find a long term solution for the shortage of water in the capital city...
25 Oct 2016 ISLAMABAD
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed dissatisfaction over the pace of award of contracts for foreign-funded projects in Pakistan that leads to project delays, cost overruns and inefficient utilisation of external loans. This comes at a time when ADB President Takehiko Nakao and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde are visiting Islamabad to attend the 15th Ministerial Conference of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation beginning from Wednesday.
6 Oct 2016 ISLAMABAD
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director General Dr Jose Graziano da Silva met Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on Wednesday, along with representatives of provincial agriculture departments and other authorities in Islamabad and discussed in detail crop production and demand supply trends all over the world and explained the issues at hand that are common to all farmers and agriculture sector globally.
23 Nov 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) is warning that 36 unstable glacial lakes that have appeared in valleys in the Gilgit-Baltistan region pose a direct threat to people’s lives there.The department said the formation of these lakes is a direct result of climate change, as rising temperature speed up melting of glaciers...
10 Nov 2015 ISLAMABAD
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Sunday said government should establish water banks to save country from looming drought and ensure water security, citing an 80% drop in availability since 1951.