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6 May 2020 KARACHI
In Pakistan, descendants of lower-caste Hindus who converted to Christianity centuries ago still find themselves marginalized, relegated to dirty jobs and grim fates.
28 Jul 2019 MUMBAI, India
More than 25 million people in South Asia have been affectedby recent torrrential monsoon rains, with at least 500,000 displaced and at least 600 reported dead in monsoon-related incidents across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Myanmar.The UN is assessing the needs throughout the region but currently it is supporting the government of Bangladesh to address the needs of more than 4 million people who have been affected...
5 Mar 2019 KARACHI
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and the World Bank have agreed to start $2 billion projects to make Karachi one of the most developed and beautiful cities in the world. These projects include the $400 million Karachi Urban Mobility project, the $1.6 billion Karachi Water and Sewerage Services Improvement Project and the $230 million Competitive and Livable City of Karachi project.
7 Dec 2017 KARACHI
Human waste is being deliberately released in water, observed Chief Justice Saqib Nisar during Wednesday’s hearing of the water pollution case. The remarks of the chief justice came after a short-film about contaminated water was shown in the courtroom.
13 Nov 2017 KARACHI
A Supreme Court-appointed water commission on Saturday directed a federal law officer to ensure liaison between the Centre and the Sindh government with regard to the approval of the combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) for Karachi. The one-man judicial commission headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro observed that the additional attorney general should sensitise the federal government to the urgent nature of the matter so that the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) could meet as early as possible.
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.
7 Feb 2017 KARACHI
Karachi’s water demand is over 1,000 million gallons per day (mgd) and, at present, the supply levels are languishing at around 650mgd. Given the growth in this city’s population over the past few decades, it is imperative that Karachi’s quota for daily water supply be doubled at the earliest. These were former mayor and Pak Sarzameen Party chief Mustafa Kamal’s comments at Friday’s hearing of the judicial commission probing Sindh’s water and sanitation issues.
27 Oct 2016 KARACHI
The Sindh High Court ordered on Wednesday that the Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) would not collect water tax from residents who were not being provided the commodity through supply line or tankers.
7 Oct 2016 LASBELA
The Lasbela Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday urged the federal government to look into the water shortage in the district and revisit the Karachi-Lasbela water sharing formula. If proper infrastructure and utilities – particularly water – are not ensured to Lasbela, the district might end up missing out on opportunities under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), LCCI President Ismail Suttar said.
9 Sep 2016 KARACHI
The Supreme Court gave orders on Thursday to shut down all water hydrants in the city. A two member bench led by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard a case against illegal water hydrants.
12 Aug 2016 DENVER, CO, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.Will Sarni, Director and Practice Leader Water Strategy at Deloitte Consulting LLP, calls for 21st Centry Solutions to water challenges...