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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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Hyderabad faces shortage of potable water

Water crisis has intensified in various areas of Hyderabad, Latifabad and Qasimabad forcing the locals to stand in long queues for water. The motor pumps have also been reported to be out of order for quite a long time. However the local administration has not taken any concrete step to …

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No water shortage in Karachi, claims KWSB head

The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) is trying its best to supply water to every part of the city, claimed the board’s managing director Hashim Raza Zaidi. He also cleared the air about the ‘misconception’ that there is water shortage in the city Extended winter: Water crisis feared amid …

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Phuleli canal: Judge orders short-term remedy for effluent treatment

As the authorities fail to control the contamination of Phuleli canal, a drinking and irrigation source for three districts including Hyderabad, the judicial commission on water has ordered short-term counteracting measures. The one-judge commission, headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro of the Sindh High Court, heard on Saturday the concerned …

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Water security: LUMS, WWF-P sign agreement

The World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) have signed an agreement to devise responsible strategies for water security and stewardship. According to the pact, the WWF will extend opportunities of collaboration in water stewardship and water security issues pertaining to agriculture, habitats, and …

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Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that nearly two billion people currently use faecal-contaminated water. Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the WHO said, urging large …

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