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  • Construction of Kalabagh Dam critical in fight against water scarcity, says Wapda chief

    The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman on Monday briefed a Senate body on the looming water crisis in the country, saying that the construction of the controversial Kalabagh Dam was "critical" in the face of the severe scarcity of water in the country...

    Wapda Chairman Muzamil Hussain made the observation as he briefed the Senate Forum for Policy Research on the country's water crisis, highlighting the need for the...

  • Water scarcity may threaten national economy: IMF

    WASHINGTON: Water scarcity in Pakistan could threaten all aspects of national economy, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday, while blaming “lack of proper management” for this predicament...

    Pakistan is among the world’s 36 most water-stressed countries and the situation gets worse as the population increases...

  • Water scarcity

    WATER use has been growing at more than twice the rate of the population increase in the last century, according to the World Resources Institute, a Washington thinktank...

    “Good water governance is a vital element of water security”...

  • Sindh experiences third day of extreme heat amid power cuts and water scarcity

    HYDERABAD: A large number of residents Latifabad Unit-11 on Thursday staged a big demonstration at Shahbaz chowk and outside the Shahbaz building in protest against issuance of detection bills and supply of filthy water to their areas...

    In Hyderabad, Ibrahim Chishti and Mohammad Ashraf, both former union council nazims of their areas, led the protesters including a large number of elderly women and men besides children...

  • Karachi: water scarcity

    For the last many days TV channels have been broadcasting news of water being scarce in Karachi...

    The major source of potable water for Karachi is Keenjhar Lake, which is replenished by a canal from the Kotri barrage...

  • Water scarcity in capital remains unresolved

    ISLAMABAD: Despite the already irregular water supply in the federal capital, the situation is set to get worse as summer approaches...

    Nearly a decade since the problem began, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has not been able to come up with a concrete solution to water scarcity in the city...

  • Sindh’s lakes drying due to water scarcity, encroachment

    KARACHI: The historical lakes of Sindh, which have also been declared wildlife sanctuaries, are shrinking due to a host of reasons including reduced supply of water and encroachment, it emerged on Sunday...

    “Insufficient water supply and encroachment are making the situation worse at the lakes,” according to official documents reviewed by Dawn...

  • MQM activists protesting over water scarcity push their way to CM House

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement activists and supporters led by the MQM’s central leaders scaled containers and pushed aside barricades on Sunday to reach Chief Minister House, where they held a sit-in to protest over water scarcity in the city...

    The protesters were carrying earthen water pots and banners inscribed with slogans “thirsty Karachi needs water”, “accelerate work on K-IV project”, “delegate powers to Karachi”, “why...

  • Water scarcity hits Abbottabad areas

    ABBOTTABAD: People in several areas of Abbottabad city have been facing shortage of drinking water for the last few days, mainly because of inefficiency of the tehsil municipal administration and Public Health Engineering Department...

    The worst-affected areas are the densely populated upper and lower Kehal, Kunj, Malikpura and Abbottabad city, while the municipal authorities are not responding to the consumers’ calls for providing...

  • Severe water scarcity hits Mohmand areas

    GHALANAI: Several areas of Mohmand Agency are facing severe shortage of drinking water as many of the tube wells and supply schemes have dried up due to depleting water table...

    “We get drinking water from private tankers, who bring it from as far as nine kilometers...

  • Water scarcity can paralyse country, warn experts

    KARACHI: Experts on water and environmental issues warned on Thursday of potentially disastrous consequences Pakistan faced owing to increasing water scarcity, a problem, they said, which had intensified owing to India’s active strategy to control and manage water resources and the fast changing climatic patterns...

    They were speaking at a briefing organised by Pakistan Water Partnership in collaboration with Farozan and The Nature...

  • Policymakers scramble to address water scarcity

    AFTER Pakistan moved into the category of a water-stressed country, policymakers seem preparing for a catch-up mode, but not without the traditional acrimonious beginning...

    “With increasing population, Pakistan is fast heading towards a situation of serious water shortage,” notes an official summary, putting the per-capita water availability at 940 cubic metres per year in 2015 — down from 5,260 cubic metres in 1951 — despite the...

  • Supreme Court takes notice of water scarcity across country

    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday took suo motu notice of a report by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) regarding acute water scarcity in Pakistan...

    The report says that Pakistan had become water stressed in 1990 and crossed the water scarcity mark in 2005...

  • Gunfire, clashes amid Iran protests over water scarcity

    DUBAI: Gunfire erupted as Iranian security forces confronted protesters early Sunday amid demonstrations over water scarcity in the country’s south, violence that authorities said wounded at least 11 people, mostly police...

    The protests around Khorramshahr, some 650kms southwest of Tehran, come as residents of the predominantly Arab city near the border with Iraq complain of salty, muddy water coming out of their taps amid a...

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