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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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
22 Jul 2016 ISLAMABAD
A new report “Ensuring Access to Safe Drinking Water” launched by The Network for Consumer Protection with assistance from the USAID tells about the nature, issues, complexities and challenges in supplying safe, potable water to the residents of the Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
13 Jun 2016 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Chief Research Officer (CRO) Dr Muhammad Aslam Tahir has said chlorination is the most suitable option to resolve growing problem of microbial contaminant in water under existing socio-economic and socio-technological scene in Pakistan.
18 Feb 2015 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain said his government is making an “all-out effort” to bring clean drinking water and safe sanitation access to the forefront of the nation’s political agenda.Hussain, who delivered the keynote address at the 2nd Pakistan Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN-II) in Islamabad this week, said achieving universal access will help alleviate poverty and improve overall health...
16 Oct 2014 ISLAMABAD
A report compiled by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found eight mineral water brands unsafe for human consumption as they contain chemicals and germs. The report, available with Dawn, compiled during July to September 2014 shows that samples of as many as 65 brands were collected from the open markets of Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Bahawalpur, Karachi and Quetta...
10 Sep 2014 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The governments of Pakistan and India, in a rare show of cooperation, have offered to assist one another in dealing with the devastation brought on by monsoon floods in the Jammu-Kashmir region.The floods, the worst in the region in 50 years, have claimed the lives of at least 450 people, left tens of thousands stranded, and cut off more than a million from basic services...