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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.
7 Nov 2019 KARACHI
Dhabeji Water Pumping Station (DWPS) has been revamped and with this development Karachi would start getting required amount of water in terms of millions of gallons per day and that would lessen the water paucity gravity to a great extent.
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...
10 Jun 2019 KARACHI
President Arif Alvi here on Sunday said a desalination plant with the capacity to treat 1100 to 1400 million gallons of water per day was a viable option to meet the challenge of water scarcity in Karachi. He said to turn the arrangement all the more feasible an efficient tarrif mechanism would be further needed.
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.
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...
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...
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.
17 May 2018 KARACHI
The treasury and opposition benches in the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday engaged in a heated debate over the availability of water as some of them feared the worsening situation could lead to “water riots”. The treasury benches generally complained about the federal government’s “iniquitous” behaviour towards Sindh, a lower riparian province, vis-a-vis share in water, while the opposition members were discontented with the system that “failed” to effectively supply the available water.
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.
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.