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    Karachi Sewage Projects

  • No end to Karachi downtown sewage flooding even after three days

    KARACHI: There doesn’t seem to be a solution to or a fix for the overflowing gutters on M...

    Maybe we should trade professions with Karachi Metropolitan Corporation workers in order to bring a change in matters here for they certainly are not doing their job,” grumbled Mazhar Abbas, owner of an automobile accessories shop on the main M...

  • Karachi's sewage treatment plants remain shut for ‘rehabilitation’

    KARACHI: None of the sewage treatment plants of the Karachi Water Sewerage Board (KWSB) are functioning and there is no sign when the plants, closed for rehabilitation, will resume operation...

    Sources told Dawn on Saturday that the city’s two sewage treatment plants located in the Site and Mauripur areas were shut down more than a year ago while the third one in Mehmoodabad had been lying closed since 2008...

  • Defence secretary given a week to file undertaking on DHA sewage treatment plant in Karachi

    KARACHI: Expressing displeasure over the absence of the defence secretary, the Supreme Court-mandated commission on water and sanitation on Monday directed him to file an undertaking within a week for the installation of a sewage treatment plant in Defence Housing Authority...

    The head of the commission, retired SC Justice Amir Hani Muslim, also asked the defence secretary to ensure that all sewage lines of DHA Phase VIII were...

  • CJP inaugurates 77mgd sewage treatment plant in Karachi

    KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday inaugurated a treatment plant set up under the Greater Karachi Sewerage Plan, commonly known as S-III, in Mauripur and reiterated that the judiciary would take steps to protect the fundamental rights of the people guaranteed in the Constitution...

    The CJP said that he had witnessed an improvement in sanitation condition of Karachi during the past six months...

  • Sewage line burst causes crater in newly carpeted Bahadurabad road

    KARACHI: The recently carpeted Jamaluddin Afghani Road was closed for traffic on Tuesday after it developed a crater due to a burst in the 16-inch sewage pipe underneath it that has flooded the two-way road since late Sunday night...

    By the time tankers of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board reached the area to pump the water out, the two lanes had already been flooded...

  • ‘Clifton beach hit by sewage, not oil slick’

    KARACHI: Recent media reports of an ‘oil slick’ affecting Clifton beach were false and actually it was sewage, which was apparently flushed out from a drain and made its way to the beach, pointed out Dr Nuzhat Khan, a senior scientist, at a seminar held on Thursday...

    In fact, it was sewage that seemed to be clogged in a drain and [was] flushed out due to rain, affecting a 3km area,” she said, adding that pollution affecting the...

  • Sewage inundates Pasrur streets

    Several residents, including Maqsudul Husnain, Arif Mehmood Sheikh, Ehsan Gilani, Rana Muhammad Akram, Mehmood Butt Bablu, Naveed Ahmed, Khurram Bashir, Nasir Mehmood and Muhammad Iqbal, said congested residential and commercial areas had been inundated with overflowing sewage due to which they had were facing great difficulties...

    The traders of the grain market said the market had been under the sewage for the last one month and...

  • Millions wasted on I-9 sewage treatment plant, says report

    ISLAMABAD: The federal auditors in a report for 2016-17 have stated that millions of rupees were wasted on the sewage treatment plant (STP) of the capital city...

    The audit report said the Capital Development Authority (CDA) had wasted the money on treating the sewage and discharging the effluent into Nullah Leh without ensuring the quality of the water as approved in the PC-1...

  • Untreated sewage released into drains, streams causing environmental pollution

    Sewage from Rawalpindi city, including from private housing societies and residential and commercial units, is discharged into the Korang and Soan rivers without being treated, causing environmental pollution in the area...

    Islamabad also discharges 100 cusecs of sewage into Leh Nullah every day that has not been treated at a sewage treatment plant, causing additional pollution in Rawalpindi city...

  • Sewage mess

    THE sanitary condition in North Karachi Sector No...

    II-B and Nagin Chowrangi is in a mess as sewage can be seen all around...

  • Sewage on Circular Road irks BVH patients

    BAHAWALPUR: Sewage has submerged parts of the Circular Road opposite Quaid-i-Azam Medical College and Bahawal Victoria Hospital (BVH), creating nuisance for the owners and visitors of medical stores...

    The sewage from the chocked lines after submerging the parts of the Circular Road has accumulated along the medical stores from where patients’ purchase medicines but they have to reach the medical stores after crossing the sewage... ...

  • Villagers suffer as sewage disposed of in canal

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) authorities have been disposing sewage and solid waste in Nowshehra minor canal at different points for the last one year after the sewerage project worth Rs3...

    5 million and a sewage treatment plant developed faults...

  • Punjab yet to take measures to control flow of sewage into Rawal Lake

    RAWALPINDI: More than the issue of hundreds of fish drying in the Rawal Dam due to contamination, environmentalists are concerned about sewage flowing into the dam without being treated first...

    Though the Capital Development Authority (CDA) plans to install a sewerage treatment plant, the Punjab government is yet to take action to stop the flow of sewage in the streams of Murree and its adjoining areas into the Korang River which...

  • Studying amid stench: Girl students resent sewage pond around school

    NAROWAL: Students of the Government Amaan Girls High Scho ol, Siddiquepura, staged a demonstration against the authorities concerned for turning a blind eye to a large pond of stinking sewage on two sides of their school, which had been affecting their academic activities and health since long...

    More than 600 girl students and their teachers have to daily spend at least six hours amid unbearable stench caused by the sewage...

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