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Water as priority

In 2015, the UN replaced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are more elaborate, specific and comprehensive. Known as the 2030 Agenda, the 17 goals identify 169 targets that are to be achieved in a span of 15 years. Goal 6 of the SDGs …

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Australia funds clean drinking water and sanitation facility in Punjab

Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Margaret Adamson Tuesday opened a facility in Bullay Bala area of Punjab that would provide the community with clean drinking water and improved sanitation services. According to details, clean drinking water supply and waste water collection and treatment facility was funded by the Australian government …

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Sindh’s drinking water crisis

Safe water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean. Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1. 8 million people die every year of diarrheal diseases like cholera. …

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Water should be provided to the thirsty

Countries with good governance spend a handsome portion of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on human development projects and act to spread awareness regarding the importance of water, among the masses. Unfortunately, we are far behind them for we lack such policies in our country. Only recently have some developing …

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WASA told to ensure water supply to impoverished parts of Rawalpindi

With people being advised not to store water in wake of the dengue virus outbreak, officials have asked the water and sewerage agency (WASA) to ensure regular supply of water to impoverished parts of Rawalpindi. The orders were issued by Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman …

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Blessings and curses of urbanisation

With fast-paced unplanned urbanisation in most of the developing countries, the cities have become overcrowded with massive environmental degradation and lack of basic necessities. Pakistan is not an exception. Experts have a broader consensus that urbanisation is a natural phenomenon and is part of economic transformation. The blessings and curses …

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Five-year strategy for amenities in public schools launched

WASH, a five-year strategy for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in schools, said to provide a roadmap for the Education and Literacy Department and partners working on education programmes, was launched by the Sindh Government in collaboration with Unicef Pakistan here on Monday. According to Pakistan’s education statistics for 2015-16, one-third …

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‘Positive attitudes turn society towards development’

Positive attitudes of people can turn the society towards development. These views were expressed by Kadhan Chairman Jahan Khan Chandio while addressing the participants of an event on the closing ceremony of USAID funded project ‘Enhancing water and sanitation governance access’, in two union council of Badin district, implemented by …

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WSSK seeks Rs150m for machinery

The Water and Sanitation Services Kohat (WSSK) has demanded Rs150 million from the government to buy its own fleet of tractors and other machinery besides early handing over of the recycling plant for effective clean-up operations. Officials said that the recycling plant inaugurated a day ahead of Eid was just …

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