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  • Neelum-Jhelum hydel project’s reservoir being filled with water

    LAHORE: With substantial work on the 969MW Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) having been completed, the authorities began filling its reservoir with water on Tuesday...

    The completion of the 160-metre-long and 60-metre-high dam has enabled impounding of the reservoir, which commenced on Tuesday with the closure of the spillway gates...

  • ‘Wastewater being released into Gorano reservoir’

    MITHI: Residents of Gorano and some other villages of Tharparkar on Friday expressed their deep concern over release of wastewater into the controversial reservoir being built across their lands...

    Speaking to local reporters they noted that Sindh Engro Coal Mining Comp­any (which is executing the project in Block II of the Thar coal fields) had started releasing wastewater into the reservoir, locally known as Gorano dam...

  • Thar villagers to challenge report on Gorano saline water reservoir

    MITHI: Villagers of Gorano and its adjoining areas who have been protesting for the past six months against the construction of a saline water reservoir in their midst by the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) have decided to challenge the report on the controversial reservoir prepared by a high court-mandated commission...

    Explore: Thar coal and a test of Pakistan's prioritiesThe four-member commission had submitted a day before...

  • Protesting villagers reject fresh olive branch offered to agree on Gorano reservoir

    MITHI: Residents of Gorano and about a dozen other Thar villages protesting against the construction of a reservoir meant for temporarily storing mine effluent have rejected the fresh move to conduct a survey of the site and an offer to pay compensation to the people who had not been paid due compensation for their lands earlier...

    The reservoir — to be spread over an area of 1,500 acres — had become controversial ever since the...

  • Dam reservoir falls to dead level, causes water shortage in Gwadar

    Gwadar: The Balochistan Develop-ment Authority (BDA) has denied that it is running and operating the desalination plant in Gwadar at a time when the water level in the Ankara Kaur Dam reservoir has dropped, causing a shortage of water in the port town...

    It is said that the dam can provide water to the areas for only three months and if the region did not receive any rain the reservoir will dry up...

  • Five years on, no progress on Chakwal’s water reservoir

    Over five years after former president Asif Ali Zardari performed the groundbreaking of Ghabir Dam, farmers in the villages located along the border of Chakwal and Mianwali districts still consider the construction of the water reservoir a distant dream...

    The proposed reservoir, with a storage capacity of 66,200 million acre feet of water, was to be built in the Danda Shah Bilawal village, about 95 kilometres from the Chakwal city......

  • Major protest held in Thar against construction of controversial reservoir

    The demo was held on the call of the All-Parties Alliance to urge Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company and Sindh government to change the site of the water reservoir being built at the Gorano area...

    Arbab Latifullah, a leader of the Arbab group, addressing the large number of charged people noted that if the site of the water reservoir being built on 1,500 acres of land was not changed, it would cause unprecedented devastation in the...

  • Mining firm rejects Tharis’ stance on controversial water reservoir

    MITHI: Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company executives, speaking to the media here on Friday during their visit to the Thar coal fields’ block-2, rejected local residents’ claim that the reservoir being laid at a site within the project area would cause destruction of thousands of acres of lands around it and affect livelihood sources of the population...

    Kashif Soomro, Fayaz Ahmed, Sadruddin Jatoi and others supervising the construction...

  • Reservoir site in Thar cannot be changed, says Murad

    MITHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah reiterated on Wednesday the government’s stance that the site of the reservoir being built in Gorano village, 38 kilometres from Islamkot, could not be changed now because there was no other option to dispose of runoff generated by coal mining companies...

    “I am very much informed and updated about concerns of people (with regard to the reservoir) and their protest but everyone will have...

  • Sindh’s man-made Chotiari reservoir turns into environmental disaster

    At a time when Pakistan is in desperate need to conserve water, the Chotiari reservoir — a mega water storing body constructed 17 years ago to boost agriculture in the country’s southern riparian Sindh province — has emerged as an unsustainable irrigation project and an environmental disaster due to bad planning, a new report revealed...

    A fresh study, jointly done by Pakistan and the United States, has termed the conversion of the...

  • Kyrgyz-Tajik clashes over reservoir leave 40 dead

    BISHKEK: Authorities in Tajik­istan and Kyrgyzstan reported nearly 40 people killed in fighting over a reservoir and water pumping station at their disputed border, in one of the bloodiest clashes in years on the restive frontier...

    The clashes had erupted this week along the frontier between Tajikistan’s Sughd province and Kyrgyzstan’s southern Batken province because of a dispute over the reservoir and pump, claimed by both sides on...

  • Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants involved in cross-border raids from the Afghan soil, the Voice of America radio service reported on Wednesday...

    The official US news outlet also reported that Pakistan believed the US offer “augurs well” for regional counterterrorism cooperation...

  • Pakistan 2 rout Pakistan 1 to clinch World Snooker team gold

    KARACHI: Pakistan 2 overcome fighting Pakistan 1 by 5-4 frames in agonising all-Pakistan final played for the first time in any global event to win the IBSF Team Event Snooker Championship in the Egyptian city of Hurghadha on Thursday evening...

    Pakistan 2 was represented by the former world amateur snooker champion Mohammad Asif and Babar Masih while Pakistan 1 comprised national champion Mohammad Sajjad and runner-up Asjad Iqbal... ...

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