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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...
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...
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.
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.
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...