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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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
13 Dec 2017 KARACHI
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday directed the local government and other departments concerned to work out a master plan for water supply and sewerage with treatment facilities and submit it to his secretariat within the next 21 days. He also directed them to prepare a detailed plan with a deadline and estimated cost for the provision of safe drinking water and treatment of drinking and waste water all over Sindh.
13 Nov 2017 KARACHI
A Supreme Court-appointed water commission on Saturday directed a federal law officer to ensure liaison between the Centre and the Sindh government with regard to the approval of the combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) for Karachi. The one-man judicial commission headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro observed that the additional attorney general should sensitise the federal government to the urgent nature of the matter so that the Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) could meet as early as possible.
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...