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25 Mar 2020 KARACHI
Nisar Memon, former federal minister and senator in Pakistan, comments about the importance of the Kabul River and the dependence on it of both Pakistan and Afghanistan for drinking water, agriculture, and hydroelectic power generation. He calls for integrated development of the river basin to maximize growth in both the countries, rather than the historical division of water and unilateral development...
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...
29 Apr 2019 KARACHI
“There has not been much thought given to the silting issue when speaking of dams here. The capacity in Mangla and Tarbela dams has decreased in the last 40 years due to silting. So are we to build a new dam every 40 years due to this?” said architect and town planner Arif Hasan during his inaugural speech at the Water Conference titled ‘Political Economy and Issues of Water Management’ organised by the Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences.
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...
30 Oct 2018 KARACHI, Pakistan
The Supreme Court of Pakistan supreme last week reinstated a ban on Indian television shows being shown in Pakistan in the latest twist in the countries’ water-sharing dispute.Pakistan Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar made his decision in Karachi October 27 while hearing a case filed by Pakistani producers' associations relating to the broadcasting of foreign content on Pakistan television channels...
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...
7 Jul 2018 KARACHI
Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar has termed the Supreme Court's order about the construction of Bhasha and Mohmand dams historic. He said the Council of Common Interest (CCI) has no issue on the construction of these water reservoirs. The Mayor urged philanthropists to come forward and give their due share for the construction of desalination plant in Karachi.
2 Jul 2018 KARACHI, Pakistan
A Karachi politician has deployed an unusual campaign technique to garner votes in advance of the country's general election this month.Ayaz Memon Motiwala, an independent candidate, has been filmed sitting down in sewage water and occupying garbage dumps to draw attention to faulty watewater systems and unhygenic conditions in the city...
2 Jul 2018 KARACHI
Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari remarked that he is willing to turn seawater into drinkable water to ensure the provision of water for the people of Lyari. Bilawal was addressing party workers at Lyari’s Chakiwara area during the launch of his electoral campaign. “We will ensure water provision for all,” he said, adding that the party will also give interest-free loans to women from underprivileged backgrounds.
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...
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...