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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.
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.
6 Mar 2018 ISLAMABAD
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the foundation stone of a key desalination plant in the port city of Gwadar. The project, supported by the governments of the UAE and Switzerland, is aimed at meeting the long-awaited demand of locals by providing 16.6 million litres of water per day, with capacity to increase to 34 million litres per day.
16 Feb 2018 ISLAMABAD
Sindh has reiterated its stance that the province has no objection to building new dams if they were constructed with consensus. The province has also rejected the distribution of water under historical or three tier formula and demanded the implementation of Water Accord 1991 so the provinces should get their due share of water,
26 Oct 2017 ISLAMABAD
For the first time, a state-of-the-art institute has been set up in the capital for building the capacity of experts, students and departments who are working with or researching on water. The Pakistan-Korea National Capacity Building Institute (NCBI), established at the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), was jointly inaugurated by the Minister of State for Science and Technology Mir Dostain Khan Domki and Korean Ambassador Jin-Wook Kim on Wednesday.
12 Oct 2016 ISLAMABAD
Ministry of Interior has implemented water supply schemes in six villages of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) at a cost of about Rs143 million, with 20 more in process and expected to be completed during this fiscal year. Official sources said this week that about 60 per cent population of rural areas of Islamabad has access to potable water being provided through government funded water supply schemes.
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.
24 Jun 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
A consortium of 16 banks, led by the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), has arranged a $953.3 million USD sukuk (Islamic bond) for the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, currently being built in the Kashmir region.A signing ceremony for the financing agreement took place this week, attended by NBP President and CEO Syed Iqbal Ashraf, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Zafar Mahmood and Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Company (NJHPC) CEO Muhammad Zubair, among others...
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.
11 May 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan’s provinces and regions and its Federally Administerd Tribal Areas reached agreement this week on a draft of the new Policy for Development of Mega Hydel Power Projects, under which a number of major hydropower projects would be handed over to foreign companies -- mainly Chinese firms -- to implement...
7 Mar 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government has procured land for the long-delayed Diamer Bhasha Dam project, using $1 billion USD of its own resources. Work on the project is expected to start by the end of this year, local media quoted an official source in the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms as saying...
11 Jan 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Chinese state-owned power company China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) has announced that it will develop the $2.4 billion USD, 1,100-megawatt Kohala Hydropower Project on the Jhelum River in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.It will be the company’s biggest investment in the Pakistani hydropower market...