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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...
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...
23 May 2019 ISLAMABAD
China will help provide clean drinking water to 1,500 schools in Pakistan. This resolve was expressed during a meeting of a delegation led by Vice-President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Zhang Yaping with Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain in Islamabad today. Mr Zhang Yaping, while reiterating China's cooperation with Pakistan in every field, said that his country will help provide potable water in Pakistani schools.
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...
21 Nov 2018 ISLAMABAD
Admitting water sector inefficiencies, provincial authorities say they are engaged in preparing a ‘Master Water Plan’, backed by legal cover, which encompasses regulation of abstraction of water and disposal of waste water in both urban and rural areas.
23 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said on Saturday that the water issue should be taken seriously and all stakeholders should contribute to resolving it on a war-footing. The minister urged experts in the government and private sectors to give advice on adopting alternate sources of energy to create sustainable conditions as the government was planning to take initiatives for permanent solutions to water scarcity and energy problems.
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...
19 Sep 2018 ISLAMABAD
Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, and Secretary for Water Resources, Shamail Khawaja, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Australia and Pakistan for collaboration on water, food and energy security during the Indus Knowledge Forum.
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...
8 Sep 2018 ISLAMABAD
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 3 approved a $100 Million USD loan to address chronic water shortages and increase earnings on farms in Balochistan. Among the infrastructure that will be upgraded or built for the project is a dam able to hold 36 million cubic meters of water, 276 kilometers of irrigation channels and drainage canals, and facilities that will make it easier for people, especially women, to access water for domestic use, the statement read.
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).