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  • Residents of Jacobabad unwilling to pay for sanitation, hygiene services: study

    ISLAMABAD: Residents of Jacobabad have been found unwilling to pay for the sanitation and hygiene services despite being aware of the associated health risks, but are ready to pay for safe drinking water, revealed a new United Nations study released on Thursday...

    The study conducted by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) with funding from USAID through the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) boycotted the beginning of the meeting to protest the allegedly insulting...

  • Pakistan needs $6bn for water supply, sanitation: ADB

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan needs around $6 billion annual investment for water supply and sanitation in the country, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) reported...

    According to the projected annual investment needs for water supply and sanitation, the projected investment would account for around 2...

  • Islamabad hygiene drive: Blood, sweat and tears ... in your food

    A plan was conceived, officers gathered, the Director General of Punjab Food Authority, Dr Sajid Chauhan and the famous Ayesha Mumtaz called for a briefing, and eventually, a coordinated action took place against all food outlets in the federal capital...

    Many famous hangout places became infamous, infamous bakeries became notorious and factories which had employed underage kids as labourers, sealed – no, not for child labour, but...

  • Meat and hygiene

    THIS refers to news regarding the sale of expired items by restaurants and hotels in Peshawar (July 26)...

    Snooping on big hotels and restaurant is a wonderful beginning but remember unless small eateries, which sell highly contaminated food to the public, are also checked and sealed, the common man will continue to suffer...

  • Health and hygiene: Mobile app to help students in 12 schools

    She said the application had been developed in collaboration with the Education Department and the Policy and Strategic Planning Unit (PSPU)...

    Dr Yasmin said that in the first phase, students of six schools each of girls and boys would be screened and medical tests of ear, nose, throat, teeth, skin and eyes would be conducted...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Punjab seeks $500m WB loan for rural water supply, sanitation

    ISLAMABAD: The Punjab government is seeking $500 million from the World Bank to provide water to rural areas and address sanitation problems in 16 districts and tehsils to serve a population of 6...

    Interventions will include governance and institutional reforms, investments for both water supply and sanitation, strengthening monitoring through use of information technology, capacity development and behaviour change...

  • WB approves over $440m for water, sanitation services in Punjab

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved $442 million to help improve access to water and sanitation services for the most vulnerable rural communities in Punjab...

    The ‘Punjab Rural Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Project’ will help upgrade water supply and sanitation infrastructure and services that ensure equitable and sustainable access to drinking water and safe wastewater management...

  • Karachi municipal told to dismiss all Muslim sanitation workers who refuse to clean sewers

    The Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission on water quality and drainage in Sindh on Friday ordered municipal authorities in Karachi to dismiss all Muslim sanitation workers from service after being informed that the employees refuse to do jobs such as cleaning sewers...

    See: Why Karachi is unable to tackle its water and sewerage problemsWhen Hashmi disclosed that nearly 200 of the sanitation workers were Muslims, the judge asked...

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