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  • Pakistan wastes water worth Rs25bn annually: Wapda chairman

    Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman retired Lt Gen Muzamil Hussain during a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan wastes water worth Rs25 billion every year...

    Hussain, while briefing the committee, said that although Pakistan receives 145 million acre feet of water every year...

  • Wapda official puts media gag on tainted pair

    KARACHI: Despite being declared free men after serving their bans in the spot-fixing saga, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and seamer Mohammad Asif were prevented on Monday by a top Wapda team official from interacting with the media at the start of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy match here at the National Stadium...

    As expected, both were overlooked for selection for the Pool ‘A’ fixture against Karachi Whites as per the policy laid...

  • Wapda top hockey event with 14 points

    LAHORE: The ongoing 3rd All Pakistan Fatima Jinnah Gold Cup Hockey Tournament has entered into an interesting stage in Multan, according to a report issued by the Pakistan Hockey Federation...

    Wapda top the table with 14 points followed by Army (11 points) and Punjab Colour (10 points)...

  • Wapda to pay Rs5bn to contractor despite criticising its work

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Autho­rity (Wapda) has decided to pay over Rs5 billion as “acceleration price” to a company, which has not been able to meet deadlines over the past one year...

    In its correspondence with the contractor, Wapda has itself been criticising the quality and pace of work being carried out at the Tarbela Extension-4 project over the past two years...

  • PIA Whites face Wapda

    LAHORE: PIA Whites and Wapda reached the final of the 10th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament at the Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur on Monday...

    PIA Whites derailed Railways 4-0 in the first semi-final while Wapda outclassed Asia Ghee Mills 5-1 in the second last-four clash...

  • Wapda outplay Army at women’s rugby

    LAHORE: Some exciting games of rugby were witnessed during the second Women’s National 7s Rugby Championship featuring top six teams from all over Pakistan here at Lahore Cantt on Saturday...

    Six matches were played on day one but the day belonged to Wapda who thrashed top-ranked Army team in the last match of the day 10-0...

  • Construction of Kalabagh Dam critical in fight against water scarcity, says Wapda chief

    The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman on Monday briefed a Senate body on the looming water crisis in the country, saying that the construction of the controversial Kalabagh Dam was "critical" in the face of the severe scarcity of water in the country...

    Wapda Chairman Muzamil Hussain made the observation as he briefed the Senate Forum for Policy Research on the country's water crisis, highlighting the need for the...

  • PPP calls on Wapda, govt to address concerns regarding Neelum-Jhelum project

    PPP's Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter on Sunday called upon the federal government and the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) to address the concerns of the people of Muzaffarabad before commissioning the Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHP) in the area...

    Talking to a group of journalists at his residence in Muzaffarabad, PPP regional president Chaudhry Latif Akbar said that Wapda should construct water bodies...

  • Govt set to launch Neelum-Jhelum power project despite Wapda's lack of planning

    ISLAMABAD: The government is ready to launch the Rs515 billion Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in February next year, even though the Water and Power Develop­ment Authority (Wapda) is far from completing its basic requirements...

    Informed sources said the executing agency of the project — Wapda — had still not applied to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) for tariff setting — a process that can consume at least...

  • Efforts on to build 4 dams in Balochistan, says Wapda’s chief

    QUETTA: In view of water shortage in Balochistan, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is making all-out efforts to initiate construction work on the Naulong, Hingol, Badinzai and Sukliji dams in the province, Wapda chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain said at a meeting here on Thursday...

    At the meeting held to review progress made on various projects, the Wapda chief was informed that the Naulong dam was ready for...

  • Asif takes 11 as Wapda whip Islamabad

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif capped a grand return to action by grabbing a 11-wicket haul as holders Wapda defeated Islamabad inside two days in their third-round Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship fixture on Tuesday...

    After a dramatic opening day on Monday during which 24 wickets went down, Wapda completed a swift demolition job at the Diamond Club Ground as they surged to top of Group ‘A’ with 24...

  • Workers rally against Wapda privatisation plan

    PESHAWAR: Hundreds of Wapda employees on Wednesday held a rally against the government’s proposed plan to privatise Wapda and warned to launch a countrywide protest campaign if the plan wasn’t shelved...

    Members of the All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union boycotted their duties, took out a procession and gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club, holding banners and placards and shouting slogans against price hike,...

  • Wapda workers protest far and wide

    LAHORE: A number of workers of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) observed Wednesday as protest day throughout the country against the proposed privatisation of power distribution companies...

    The major protest was held in the city under the aegis of the All-Pakistan WAPDA Hydro Electric Workers Union (CBA)...

  • Irsa wants Wapda to fill Mangla to the maximum

    They told Wapda to fill the raised Mangla Dam to its maximum capacity of 1,242 feet level at all costs keeping in view the immense benefits for agriculture sector and enhanced power generation in summer season due to maximum water availability in the reservoir...

    Take a look: Irsa warns of water crisis, seeks PSDP freeze The decision was made in a trilateral meeting held here at Wapda House which was attended by high-ups of Wapda,...

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