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18 Jan 2019 KARACHI, Pakistan
Giant state-run Russian energy company Inter RAO Group has offered to invest $2 Billion USD in Pakistan water and power sector projects, including the Mohmand dam on the Swat River.Inter RAO Engineering is one of the largest Russian public energy companies that has joint ventures with European companies like Siemens in Russia...
24 Apr 2018 KARACHI, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Prime Minister has intervened in the power loadshedding impasse which has caused water shortage in Karachi. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in a meeting held in Karachi April 23 declared a resolution to an ongoing gas supply issue between Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and K-Electric.Abbasi said SSGC has been directed to supply adequate gas to the power utility so that it could ensure provision of electricity to its consumers...
12 Apr 2018 KARACHI,
Water supply to many parts of Karachi has been suspended due to power loadshedding, resulting in protests in many parts of the city. “There is no water and electricity,” citizens said. “We are facing problems day and night...routine life is being affected by the outages.” Several parts of Karachi including Korangi, Landhi, Malir, Shah Faisal Colony, North Karachi, New Karachi, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, SITE area, Garden, Lyari, Baldia and Orangi Town are facing prolonged power outages...
23 Sep 2016 KARACHI, Pakistan
Tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened in recent days following a September 18th incident in which an attack on an Indian army installation at the border town of Uri resulted, after a gun and grenade battle, in 13-14 Indian casualties in addition to the deaths of four assailants, described as terrorists associated with Pakistan...
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...
9 Jun 2016 KARACHI, Pakistan
Residents of Karachi’s Yousaf Goth neighborhood took to the streets this week to protest ongoing lack of water and electricity services.Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the Hub River Road to draw attention to the situation, according to local media reports.The protesters said power supply has been cut off for the past 15 days, and as a result they have also been left without water, creating a particular hardship during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, which began this week...
18 Dec 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan
Karachi residents took to the streets again this week to protest water and electricity shortages throughout the city.The protesters chanted anti-government slogans and blocked streets, causing traffic jam on a number of roads, local news outlet Dunya News reported.Last weekend, demonstrations were also held over the ongoing lack of water and power in the Golimar area; Golimar residents have held protests at other times over the past few months as well...
30 Jul 2015 LAHORE, Pakistan
Five Pakistani organizations have formed an alliance to support construction of the Kalabagh Dam and other water projects in the country.The organizations include the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI); Quwat-e-Akhuwat-e-Awam (QAA); the Sind Taas Water Council (STWC), the Pakistan Engineers Congress (PEC); and the Institute of Engineers Pakistan (IEP), STWC Chairman Muhammad Salman Khan told OOSKAnews this week...
24 Jul 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan
Pakistan’s two largest commercial banks, the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Habib Bank Limited (HBL), are buying $800 million USD worth of Sukuk bonds (Sharia-compliant bonds) for the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, a bank official told OOSKAnews this week.“The National Bank of Pakistan would purchase $400 million USD Sukuk in the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, and Habib Bank Limited would also buy $400 million USD in bonds for the mega hydro project,” said Syed Ibne Hasan, chief corporate communications officer at NBP...
8 May 2015 KARACHI
Water became scarcer in the city on Thursday when unannounced power outages at the pumping stations caused the supply to drop by almost 50 percent. The supply restarted after repairing a pipeline, which had burst due to pressure caused by electricity cuts.
1 Oct 2014 NEW YORK, NY, United States
The World Bank will provide some $11 billion USD to Pakistan over the next four years for water, irrigation and hydropower projects, including the Diamer-Bhasha and Dasu dams, as well as to support recovery efforts following the recent devastating floods in the Kashmir region.“The bank will assist Pakistan to overcome the situation caused by natural calamity,” World Bank President Jin Kong Kim said last week during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York...
30 Jun 2014 KARACHI
As the electricity crisis in the city worsens, and the K-Electric and the government both fail to help, the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) has taken it upon itself to repair the generators in some of its 250 small pumping stations, and install them in the others, to ensure smooth supply of water in the city...