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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...
26 Jan 2020 KARACHI
Spelling out the priorities of the provincial government in a meeting with a World Bank (WB) delegation, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah claimed that he had given equal attention to the development of urban and rural areas. “Urban areas need drinking water and water for industrial requirements, while the rural areas are in need of efficient agricultural water systems for the growth of the agro-sector,” explained the CM, bringing up water development projects in the province.
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.
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...
31 Aug 2018 KARACHI
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said on August 28 the pressing issue of Karachi was of water and it was his top priority to improve water supply. In this connection, he said, he had already talked to the prime minister and federal finance minister who had assured him to ensure availability of water in the city at every cost...
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.
26 Jun 2018 KARACHI
Water levels at the Hub dam have dropped to a dangerously low level, creating an acute shortage of water in the metropolis. Citizens of Karachi’s central district today (Saturday) complained of a severe water crisis after the Sakhi Hassan hydrant refused to facilitate them. Water tankers were seen forming long queues at the hydrant, which entertains between 300 and 400 requests to provide water tankers.
23 Apr 2018 KARACHI
Sindh Assembly MPA Saifuddin Khalid on Wednesday said that he would not leave the assembly premises until water deficit in Orangi Town is eliminated. After the assembly session concluded on Friday, Khalid laid down on the floor and refused to move citing his reservations.
17 Apr 2018 KARACHI
Retired Justice Amir Hani Muslim, head of the Supreme Court-mandated water commission, on Monday took the managing director (MD) of the Karachi Water and Sewage Board (KWSB) to task in a tense hearing regarding water shortages in the provincial capital. The commission — holding its proceedings at the Sindh High Court on Monday — also expressed its anger over the water board's top official's absence when proceedings began.