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  • Khanpur dam spillway opened

    TAXILA: The Khanpur dam authorities on Thursday again opened the reservoir’s spillway to flush out surplus water and create space for fresh inflow as water level reached the dangerous level...

    Sources said due to the monsoon rains in the catchment areas, the Khanpur dam got filled to its maximum conservation level of 1,982 feet on Thursday morning...

  • Khanpur THQ awaits upgrade five years on

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: The extension of different departments of the Khanpur Tehsil Headquarters Hospital (THQ) has not been completed even after five years of approval...

    During the last 35 years, the population of Khanpur city, including rural areas, increased but health facilities at the hospital remained the same...

  • Monsoon brings encouraging inflow to Khanpur Dam

    TAXILA: The highly awaited monsoon rainfall has brought an encouraging inflow of water to the Khanpur Dam reservoir, increasing water in the reservoir by 20 feet and quelling fears that the dam was drying up and would have to suspend its water supply to Rawalpindi and Islamabad residents...

    Mr Khattak said that with the lake brimming with water, tourists and picnickers are also heading to Khanpur Dam, and many people are seen taking a...

  • Third phase of Khanpur Dam water supply project starts next month

    RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) will be starting the Khanpur Dam Water Supply Project Phase III next month and the federal government has promised to release Rs190 million for the project in a week or two...

    Worth Rs700 million, the Khanpur Dam Water Supply Project Phase III was started in 2010 but work was not completed due to shortage of funds...

  • Water level at Khanpur Dam just 20ft above dead level

    TAXILA: The water level at Khanpur Dam has dropped drastically to just 20 feet above the ‘dead level’, forcing authorities to further curtail water supply to Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for civic purposes and irrigation...

    Dam authorities have also warned that a severe water crisis is looming over the twin cities as Khanpur Dam dries up due to the prolonged dry spell...

  • As sweet as the berries of Khanpur

    TOBA TEK SINGH: The jujube fruit, popularly known as berries, from Khanpur village (Chak 393-JB) is as sweet as a candy...

    From mid February to mid April, vendors in bazaars and streets are seen selling the fruit with slogans: “Khanpur ke bair le lo (buy the berries from Khanpur)”...

  • Water level in Khanpur Dam declines

    TAXILA: Water level in Khanpur Dam has declined, forcing the authorities to reduce supply to Rawalpindi and Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw for civic and irrigation purposes...

    Khanpur Dam is located near Pothohar Plateau and in the village of Khanpur in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa...

  • No safety, first aid facilities at Khanpur dam

    TAXILA: The drowning of two students on Thursday has revealed the poor safety arrangements, life safety measures and first aid facilities at the scenic Khanpur dam...

    Despite repeated attempts, Khanpur dam authorities were not available for comments...

  • Largest inflow of water at Khanpur

    TAXILA: The spillways of Khanpur dam were kept open for hours on Sunday to accommodate a massive inflow of water...

    An official at the Khanpur Dam told Dawn that the dam usually receives flood water from its catchment area which includes Murree, Nathia Gali and other parts of the Galliyat region...

  • Khanpur Cadet College project in cold storage since 2008

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: The work on project of Cadet College Khanpur has not started despite the passage of almost eight years since its announcement...

    On Nov 21, 2008, members of provincial and national assembly of PPP from the district met the then Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and during the meeting, the PM announced the Cholistan Cadet College for Khanpur tehsil and allocated Rs500 million for it...

  • Bilawal visits Khanpur to condole policeman’s death in suicide bomb blast

    SHIKARPUR: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari visited the bereaved family of a police constable, Mohammed Rafique Qureshi, who was killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up to escape arrest at an imambargah in Shikarpur minutes before the Eid prayers on Sept 13, in Khanpur town of Shikarpur on Monday...

    He was warmly welcomed by PPP workers who were raising the slogans of ‘Jeay Bhutto and Bilawal Bhutto...

  • Rains raise water level in Khanpur dam

    TAXILA: The water level in Khanpur Dam rose to 1,974...

    Khanpur Dam management told Dawn that recent rains in the catchment area of the Khanpur Dam, including the Galiyat region added a good amount of water to the lake...

  • Water supply from Khanpur Dam reduced for Pindi city, cantt areas

    RAWALPINDI: The supply of water from Khanpur Dam to Rawalpindi city and the cantonment areas has been reduced due to a decrease in the dam’s water level...

    Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) Managing Director Raja Shaukat Mehmood told Dawn the decrease in water supply had created problems for the agency, which was already getting less that the sanctioned quota of water from Khanpur Dam...

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