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  • Experts warn Indus basin may become ‘closing basin’ if more dams built

    HYDERABAD: Speakers at a programme warned that the Indus basin was fast approaching a stage where it would be considered a ‘closing basin’ if one or more dams were built; it was therefore need of the hour to adopt holistic approach to the developing problem and formulate a better strategy for water conservation, storage and efficient irrigation practices...

    Sindh Secretary for Irrigation Jamal Mustafa Syed said: “We are reaching a...

  • Police say driver involved in Boat Basin accident arrested

    KARACHI: As the news about the death of a young man in an accident in Boat Basin went viral on social media last week, police on Friday said that they had arrested the alleged errant driver, son of a former provincial secretary, on the spot and seized the car, rejecting the rumours being circulated that a son of a feudal lord and politician was involved in it...

    The young man, Sikander Mumtaz, was killed when a car hit him in Clifton...

  • Call for cleaning Nehr-i-Khayyam, Boat Basin

    KARACHI: A group of civil society members gathered at the tip of the ‘ganda nala’ at Nehr-i-Khayyam in Boat Basin on Saturday evening to launch a campaign against the sewage, filth and negative impact it was having on children and the environment...

    Calls for a campaign to clean up Boat Basin had been doing rounds on electronic media, with the organisers saying: “Boat Basin is filled with sewage thrown into the sea...

  • Indiscriminate riverbed mining destroying rivers in Jhelum basin

    Ecosystems of rivers in the Jhelum basin are typical of the Himalayan river systems in which the sediments support life in the river, and livelihoods of people in floodplains and deltas downstream that rely on ecosystem services provided by the rivers...

    Construction in the Jhelum basin – both in India and in Pakistan – has already irreversibly altered the flow and sediment regimes in the rivers...

  • Irsa questions ‘closed basin’ description of Indus by lenders

    ISLAMABAD: The Indus River System Authority has questioned the ‘closed basin’ description of the Indus Basin by international lenders, saying more than 22 million acre feet (MAF) of water in that system is still divisible among the provinces...

    ”According to the Irsa official, a research paper of the Colombo-based International Water Management Institute had previously stated that a researcher, Bharat Sharma, described the “Indus...

  • India speeding up Indus basin water plan: report

    NEW DELHI: India is stepping up efforts to maximise its use of the western rivers of the Indus basin, the BBC reported on Thursday quoting senior officials...

    “The ball has started rolling and we will see some results soon, most of them will be about building new storages in the basin,” one top official told BBC on condition of anonymity...

  • Green-top at Basin Reserve delights South Africa

    WELLINGTON: After four days of rain the covers were peeled off the Basin Reserve wicket on Tuesday and to South Africa’s delight it was green ahead of the second Test against New Zealand...

    But with the Basin Reserve having its traditional green cover, du Plessis said his seamers were looking forward to the second Test...

  • FAO begins agriculture water accounting system for Indus Basin

    ISLAMABAD: The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has launched a comprehensive agriculture water accounting system for the entire Indus Basin that will increase resilience to climate change among the most vulnerable farmers in the basin and strengthen government’s capacity to plan and support farming communities against future climate changes...

    The project will help shift Pakistan and Indus Basin...

  • Karachi airport's demarcation map changed multiple times for alleged land occupation: FIA probe

    A probe by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has revealed that the boundary of the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA's) land at Karachi's Jinnah International Airport (JIAP) was shifted multiple times in the past in connivance with CAA and revenue department officials, purportedly to illegally occupy the property...

    The suspects include former federal minister retired Capt Haleem Siddiqi, former Karachi administrator Saqib Soomro,...

  • Commission arrives in Karachi to investigate boat used in Mumbai attacks

    ISLAMABAD: A commission comprising Special Prosecutor Misbah-ul-Hasan Qazi and Defence Councel Raja Rizwan Abbasi arrived in Karachi on Thursday to examine a boat, Al-Fouz, believed to have been used in the 2008 Mumbai attacks...

    The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday ordered the commission to travel to Karachi to investigate the boat and record the testimony of witnesses from the Federal Investigation Agency, who saw the boat...

  • Commission to travel to Karachi to examine boat used in 26/11 attacks

    ISLAMABAD: A commission constituted to examine a boat thought to have been used in the 2008 Mumbai attacks will visit Karachi on Oct 6, a date fixed by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Friday...

    Other than examining the boat, which is named Al-Fouz, the commission will also record the testimony of a witness who saw it being seized at the Karachi shipyard...

  • Wrong map: PU teacher suspended

    LAHORE: Punjab University’s Institute of Education and Research (IER) Assistant Professor Dr Abida Nasreen has been suspended from service for three months for publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex...

    PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran on Monday took notice of the publication of wrong map of Pakistan on a flex in which Azad Kashmir was not shown part of the country...

  • Myanmar's startups map past, shape future with virtual reality

    Gasps echo across the hall as the Myanmar school kids trial virtual reality goggles, marvelling at a device that allows some of Asia's poorest people to walk on the moon or dive beneath the waves...

    “In Myanmar, we can't afford much to bring students to the real world experience,” beamed Hla Hla Win, a teacher and tech entrepreneur taking virtual reality into the classroom
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