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    Sukkur Barrage Museum Of Tolerance

  • CM asks British minister to trace experts who built Sukkur Barrage in 1932

    KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has urged the British government to trace out the engineers and the firm which had constructed one of the largest irrigation systems of its kind in the world at Sukkur from 1923 to 1932...

    Though the barrage had completed its life the Sindh government had planned to rehabilitate it after having its survey conducted through World Bank experts, said the chief minister during a meeting...

  • Rangers disperse Balochistan growers’ rally at Sukkur barrage

    SUKKUR: A large group of growers led by two former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmakers from Balochistan drove into Sindh riding many vehicles to settle a water dispute with the Sukkur barrage chief engineer but held a protest sit-in outside his office after the talks failed on Tuesday...

    Rangers personnel intervened to move them away as holding of any protest within the vicinity of the barrage is prohibited...

  • WB agrees to finance rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage

    KARACHI: The World Bank has, in principle, agreed to finance the much-awaited rehabilitation of Sukkur Barrage and asked the Sindh government to submit PC-I for its formal approval...

    The rehabilitation work to be implemented over a period of four years could extend the life of the barrage indefinitely...

  • High flood at Taunsa barrage alarms authorities

    LAHORE: The Met office set alarm bells ringing on Tuesday with its announcement that the Indus River was in high flood at Taunsa barrage and it might rise in a couple of days...

    “At present there is medium to high flood in the Indus at Kalabagh and Chashma headworks where the discharge was 410,000 cusecs and 463,000 cusecs, respectively, but the situation is problematic at Taunsa barrage/headwork where both the inflow/outflow is...

  • World Bank approves $188m loan for Guddu Barrage strengthening

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank approved on Friday a $188 million loan for consolidation of Guddu Barrage, the most strategic component of the Indus Basin irrigation system...

    International Develop­ment Association, the low-interest arm of World Bank, approved the funding to increase the barrage’s lease of life by another 50 years, besides strengthening the Sindh Irrigation Depart­ment’s capacity to operate and manage barrages...

  • Children engaged in barrage overhaul

    DERA GHAZI KHAN: A number of children of fishermen have reportedly been hired as labourers for the annual overhauling of the gates of Taunsa Barrage, Dawn has learnt...

    The Irrigation Department awards the contract of overhauling of the Taunsa Barrage to private parties every year...

  • Modernisation of Guddu Barrage

    A FEASIBILITY report for the modernistaion of the 53-year-old Guddu Barrage — the first controlling point over the Indus in Sindh — is now ready and awaiting implementation...

    The project, which also includes the Sukkur Barrage (whose feasibility study is also nearing completion) is part of the Water Sector Improvement Project (WISP) of the Sindh Irrigation and Drainage Authority (Sida)...

  • Rehabilitation of Guddu Barrage

    With the feasibility report now finalised, Guddu barrage’s rehabilitation will start with the bid award for construction...

    Guddu barrage — being the first barrage over Indus River in Sindh — is supposed to play a crucial role in managing normal river water flows, shortages and emergencies like floods...

  • PM okays Indus river barrage to mitigate water woes

    LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan has formally accorded approval to Wapda to develop a water reservoir by constructing a barrage on the river Indus so as to address the long-standing water-related issues in Sindh (areas downstream Kotri Barrage and cosmopolitan city of Karachi)...

    The project located about 45km upstream of River’s outfall into sea, 65km south of Thatha and 130km east of Karachi city, has been named “Sindh Barrage”...

  • Centre announces Rs125bn Sindh barrage project

    KARACHI: The federal government announced on Friday an ambitious Rs125 billion Sindh barrage project on the River Indus, winning support from the provincial government to build a huge structure 45km from the sea in the south of Thatta and east of Karachi to address environmental issues of sea intrusion and land degradation...

    According to the statement, the Wapda chairman told the meeting that there was a plan to construct a 12-metre...

  • Cameron urges tolerance; parliament recalled after MP’s murder

    BIRSTALL: British Prime Minister David Cameron called for tolerance in public debate on Friday near the spot where MP Jo Cox was gunned down, as it was announced that parliament would be recalled on Monday to pay tribute to the lawmaker...

    The prime minister urged people to “value and see as precious the democracy we have on these islands”, adding that Britain’s peace, stability and economic well-being were “all underpinned by...

  • Pakistan pursues zero-tolerance approach against all militants, Asif tells Tillerson

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif raised the issue of United States's South Asia Policy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and told him that Islamabad has pursued a zero-tolerance and indiscriminate approach in its campaign against "all terrorist and militant groups", read a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday...

    "This was made possible because Pakistan has pursued a zero-tolerance and indiscriminate approach in its...

  • Tolerance threshold for militancy

    In terms of the global environment, China may appear as if it is in our corner vis-à-vis the US but it would be foolish to assume Beijing’s tolerance threshold for religious militancy in Pakistan would be any different to Washington’s...

  • Baba Farid’s message of tolerance highlighted

    SAHIWAL: Baba Farid promoted peace and tolerance and abhorred sectarianism...

    Pir Altaf Hussain Chishti, trust’s general secretary, told the media that the main purpose of [organising the conference] was to spread the message of peace and tolerance to the world...

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