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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...
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...
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...
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...
22 Jan 2018 KARACHI
Authorities on Sunday informed the judicial commission on water and sanitation in Sindh that more than half of the 140 million gallons of water supplied to Karachi every day is unfiltered.
19 Jan 2018 KARACHI
It is neither terrorism nor natural disasters but the unavailability of safe drinking water which leads to the highest number of deaths in Pakistan. According to the UN, consumption of contaminated water which leads to several waterborne diseases contributes to 40 percent deaths nationwide every year.
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.
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...
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...