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  • UC chairmen criticise MCI for not solving water and sanitation issues

    ISLAMABAD: The seventh session of the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) was held on Monday at the Pak-China Friendship Centre during which both sides of the aisle criticised the corporation for not paying heed to some of the pressing issues being faced by residents of the city, including sanitation and water shortage...

    “Our issues are piling up and instead of resolving them, the CMO is saying that we cannot interfere and that...

  • PPP includes water, sanitation in its manifesto

    ISLAMABAD: Realising the global environmental changes, the PPP in its manifesto has equated access to safe drinking water with human rights and added for the first time a whole chapter on water and sanitation in the manifesto...

    The party has acknowledged that potable drinking water was not available to 83pc of the population even after over seven decades of independence...

  • Judicial commission seeks list of water, sanitation projects with progress report

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court-mandated commission on water and sanitation in Sindh on Monday expressed displeasure over the non-compliance with its order about transfer of water and sewerage schemes and sought from the local government secretary a list of such projects of the entire province with their status...

    While hearing a matter regarding some schemes in Mirpurkhas, head of the commission retried Justice Amir Hani Muslim observed...

  • Lack of safe water, sanitation costing Pakistanis Rs1.25tr

    ISLAMABAD: The lack of safe water and sanitation is costing Pakistan greatly with the economic burden of poor sanitation in the country at Rs1...

    A publication on the ‘State of Water Supply, Sanitation and Poverty in Pakistan and its Impact on Child Stunting” made public on Wednesday, estimated that currently about Rs1,390 per capita is being spent on water and sanitation in Pakistan, which is about one per cent of GDP...

  • WB to loan $100m for Karachi’s water supply, sanitation projects

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank is expected to approve a loan of $100 million that will improve access to safe water and sanitation services in Kara­chi, and increase financial and operational performance of the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB)...

    Read: Karachi’s water challengeThe proposed project seeks to increase equitable and sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services in Karachi, and will address the challenges of...

  • Boards of six KP water, sanitation companies working even after expiry of tenure

    PESHAWAR: The boards of directors of six of the seven government-owned water and sanitation companies functioning in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are understood to be functioning even more than one year after the expiry of their tenure...

    Officials of the Water and Sanitation Services companies told Dawn that the government was neither extending the term of those boards nor was it forming the new ones to address the irregularly...

  • Water most sought after commodity in Khyber Agency

    LANDI KOTAL: The residents of Khyber Agency sweat for getting even a bucket full of drinking water as the region has been hit hard by shortage of water for almost two months...

    Sources said that public health department failed to explore new water channels in the region as the decades-old well had dried up long due to prolonged dry spell that resulted in considerable drop in the underground water level...

  • Brothers of Lahore attack facilitator picked up from Bajaur Agency

    Security forces on Saturday took into custody two brothers of Anwaarul Haq, the alleged facilitator of the Feb 13 suicide bombing in Lahore, from their residence in Bajaur Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), security sources said...

    Acting on information provided by intelligence agencies, security personnel on Saturday raided Haq's house in Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency, security sources said...

  • People’s support a must for improving sanitation

    PESHAWAR: The people and officials of Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) should keep a close liaison and cooperate with each other for ensuring cleanliness in all localities of the provincial metropolis...

    Provincial Minister for Mining Ziaullah Afridi said this on Tuesday while visiting different areas of Peshawar city, including Faqirabad No 1and No 2, Latifabad, Afghan Colony, Ring Road and Patang Chowk to inspect the...

  • Pakistan 7th worst country in access to sanitation

    LAHORE: Pakistan is the seventh worst country in terms of access to basic sanitation, as its 42 per cent of the population remains without access to basic sanitation...

    A report by WaterAid says 79 million people lack a decent toilet, while 37pc have no system for wastewater disposal, which leads to spread of diseases due to contamination of water and contact with human waste...

  • Sanitation workers protest murder of colleagues

    RAWALPINDI: More than 1,000 sanitation workers and local government employees gathered at Murree Road near Committee Chowk and blocked the main artery for more than two hours...

    The protesters were chanting slogans against the government and the local police who failed to provide protection to the sanitation workers...

  • Sanitation drive in Walled City today

    LAHORE: The Pak-US Alumni Network and the Walled City of Lahore Authority will jointly organise a cleanliness activity under the solid waste management plan at the Royal Trail on Saturday (today)...

    According to WCLA officials, a number of alumni members and the WCLA field staffers will first gather at Delhi Gate and then start the activity jointly...

  • Aseefa reviews Lyari’s sanitation issues amid tight security

    KARACHI: Aseefa Bhutto-Zardari, the younger sister of PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, on Monday visited the party’s traditional stronghold, Lyari, where she reviewed sanitation issues, mingled with women and bought flags and souvenirs for children in connection with Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day celebrations...

    Several party leaders and workers belonging to the locality accompanied her...

  • Rural sanitation

    Over 5,000 years later in villages surrounding the ruins and hamlets further beyond, sewage spills over broken open drainage lines and seeps onto roads and into homes and shops...

    According to Water Aid, over 93 million people, or half of Pakistan’s population, don’t have access to adequate sanitation...

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