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  • Wasa workers threaten to stop water supply to Hyderabad today

    HYDERABAD: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), Hyderabad, employees on Monday threatened to disrupt water supply to the city in protest against non-payment of their salaries and dues and the relevant authorities’ indifference towards their other issues...

    Organised by Hyderabad Development Authority’s Mehran Workers Union, a demonstration was held by Wasa employees outside the local press club where participants carrying banners and...

  • SC sacks KWSB MD after report reveals substandard water supply in Karachi, Hyderabad

    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of Karachi Water and Sewage Board Managing Director Misbahuddin during hearing of a case on the government’s failure to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to the people of Sindh...

    A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Faisal Arab were hearing the case pertaining to the lack of provision of safe...

  • 60pc of water being supplied to Hyderabad is unchlorinated

    HYDERABAD: About 60 per cent of the water being supplied currently to the city does not go through chlo­rination process of Wat­er and Sanitation Agency’s (Wasa) filtration plants as the civic body is in so deep a financial crisis that it cannot even pay salary to emp­loyees...

    Sindh government, on the other hand, is yet to take a decision on how to ensure payment of accumulating water and sewerage charges of the provincial...

  • It’s feeding time here, all the time

    One of the myths surrounding those wrestling greats of yesteryears was their extraordinary large meals -- that the meat of an average-sized goat or sheep made up one-time meal for a pehlwan...

    Next, the lady of the house you are a guest in will unveil her culinary skills with the best recipes ever taught by her mother, all tried and time-tested...

  • Time after time

    But once inside a shop, you realise that there is more to do with time here than just the wall clocks...

    On the shelves and inside the showcases you also see pretty timepieces and table clocks and inside the glass counter showcases there are the wristwatches all reminding you of the importance of keeping time...

  • Nawaz believes time has come to give tough time to govt

    Although mainstream opposition parties — the PML-N, PPP and JUI-F — maintain that they are in talks with each other to finalise the agenda of the MPC, the PML-N has reportedly conveyed Mr Sharif’s wish to the PPP and JUI-F leadership to evolve a ‘mutual agenda’ to give tough time to the government after Muharram...

    “Mr Sharif thinks that the time has come to take on the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government more aggressively...

  • Tarakai family in hot water for first time in politics

    SWABI: After removal of Shahram Khan Tarakai along with Atif Khan and Shakeel Ahmad from the provincial cabinet, Tarakai family is in hot water for the first time since its appearance on the political landscape of Swabi in 2005...

    In 2018 elections, Usman Tarakai won the polls for third time, Mr Shahram was also elected and his uncle Mohammad Ali Tarakai won provincial assembly seat PK-46...

  • Karachi water crisis: Free water tanker service begins today, says minister

    KARACHI: Sindh Information and Local Government Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has stated that the service comprising 1000 free water tankers will start on Monday in the city for the areas facing acute water shortage...

    Talking to reporters after a meeting held with the management of the Karachi Water Sewerage Board (KWSB) and the city administration to review the water crisis in the city, he said the tanker service would be free of...

  • Review: The Water Diviner—Water woes

    After a long and celebrated career of award-winning acting performances, Russell Crowe moves into the director’s chair for the first time in The Water Diviner, and while it’s not a flawless start for the new filmmaker, it is certainly a respectable one...

    The emotional film is set after the end of the First World War and tells the tragic tale of Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe), who is something of a psychic Australian farmer with the...

  • 'Rid Karachiites of water tankers': SC says as CM Murad, Kamal appear in unsafe water case

    Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal and Karachi police chief Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar appeared before the Supreme Court on Wednesday for a hearing on a plea concerning provision of clean drinking water and safe environment in the province...

    Headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, a three-judge bench at the SC Karachi registry is hearing the constitutional petition of Shahab Usto, a...

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