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Government officials get show-cause notices over water and sewerage woes

Judicial body asks why contempt-of-court proceedings should not be initiated against them; orders appearance before commission on July 1 Government officials have been issued show-cause notices for failing to comply with the top court’s orders to resolve the water and sewerage issues of Sindh. Issuing the notices to the irrigation, …

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Complying with SC orders, Sindh doubles water, sanitation budget

In Sindh, where a Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission is conducting proceedings to monitor and ensure execution of incomplete development schemes meant to supply clean drinking water and improve sanitation conditions, the second consecutive Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led government plans to increase spending on these facilities twofold by increasing the budgetary …

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As tube wells go dry, Pindi sweats its aqua needs

RAWALPINDI: As the summer heat intensifies, water woes for the residents of Rawalpindi are set to worsen with government-run underground tube wells in the garrison city running dry. A few days ago, Union Council-V Dhoke Hassu Chairman Dr Shafqat Malik told the Rawalpindi Municipal Corporation that three tube wells in his …

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Drowning in water apathy

History shows that apathy is the final frontier before anarchy sets in. Pakistan is hurtling towards anarchy on many fronts, which is directly affecting our social, political and economic well-being. One such front is the water calamity that is descending upon us. From the mighty ranges of the Himalayas to …

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Water shortage hits city, cantonment areas

After long time, the situation of water in Rawalpindi areas is not satisfactory and the concerned civic bodies are finding it really hard to ensure smooth supply of water thus creating problems for the people in the scorching heat of summer. Though officials of the civic bodies give positive replies …

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Every drop matters : Lahore well on its way to running dry

Groundwater is well on its way to becoming a scarce commodity in Lahore due to unsustainable and rapid urbanisation. The provincial capital is facing the threat of a receding table of groundwater, which supplies usable H2O to a population of 10 million people. With the current water table drop rate …

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A country without water

Pakistan is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. The situation here is going towards the worst in water scarcity, which needs to be addressed through policy mechanism with participation of all shareholders. Recently, Sindh Agriculture University held a seminar to discuss water issues in the country. The …

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Water commission sets second deadline for compliance reports

Provincial secretaries, other respondents given till May 20 to submit comments The provincial chief secretary, irrigation secretary, local government secretary and others were directed by the judicial commission probing Sindh’s water and sanitation issues to appear before the probe body on May 20 and submit compliance reports as per the …

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Coca-Cola grants Rs19m to IET in ‘Water for Women’ project

Coca-Cola Pakistan is providing a grant of Rs19 million to the Indus Earth Trust for a project entitled Water for Women, focusing on water replenishment access and conservation and replenishment of ground water and rainwater, in Kohistan Union Council area of District Thatta. The project will especially focus on the …

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Judicial commission orders magistrate to conduct surprise visits

The judicial commission probing Sindh’s water and sanitation issues has directed the relevant district and sessions judge to depute a judicial magistrate who would conduct random surprise visits to keep a check on the continuing practice of sand lifting from the bed of the Malir River. The judicial commission headed …

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