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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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Civic bodies put on notice over plea for review of SC order

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to the Sindh Building Control Authority, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board, cantonment boards and others on petitions calling for the court to review its order barring construction of high-rises in the city till new water supply sources were added to the existing system. …

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Need stressed for effective water management

Pakistani farmers need training in efficiently capturing, storing and using water for agriculture, experts from United States said. Pakistan being a water-deficit country, faces food security threats due to fall in agricultural yields, increasing the need for efficient usew of water resources and simultaneously, utilising and storing rain water. In …

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Citizens protest manifold increase in water charges

A group of citizens on Thursday protested against the manifold increase in the water charges by the Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP). Led by district councillor from Banamari Union Council, Afzal, the protesters gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club to register anger at the high increase in the water …

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WB team visits PDMA, gets briefing

A World Bank delegation was briefed here on Thursday about the activities of Disaster & Climate Resilience Improvement Project (DCRIP) in the country. The delegation, led by WB Chairmanship Christoph Pusch, visited Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab offices here. The PDMA director general and Project Director PIU-PDMA Punjab received …

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Karachi-like water scarcity looms large in Lahore

Experts have warned of a Karachi-like water scarcity in Lahore due to over-abstraction of the water and the inordinate delay in implementing Punjab Municipal Water Act. To augment the water supply, the provincial government planned to introduce the Punjab Municipal Water Act and Punjab Drinking Water Policy in 2013. The …

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Rawal Dam

Being one of the big dams, Rawal Dam provides an estimated 24 gallons of water to Rawalpindi daily. It is unfortunate that hundreds of fish have been found died in Rawal Dam on Saturday. According to First Information Report(FIR) which registered with the Secretariat Police Station that fish died due …

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Food security situation improved in FATA since 2014: WFP

The food security situation of returned households to their homes in Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) agencies has improved significantly since 2014. Addressing at the launching ceremony of the report “Food Security and Livelihoods Assessment of Returned Households Residing in FATA” here Monday by the United Nations World Food Programme …

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Sindh’s polluted water

RECENT analysis by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources of surface and groundwater samples from across Sindh reveals that water quality in the province has worsened — 80pc (from 75pc a few months ago) of sampled sources, including at educational institutions and tertiary-care hospitals, is now contaminated with …

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