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Suo motu notice over Balochistan’s tehsil drinking dirty water for years

It has been more than 15 years since supply stopped for Bhagnari

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December 8, 2018

 

We should shut down the mineral water companies that have sucked the country dry: Supreme Court

Chief justice says the companies aren’t willing to pay Rs1 for water even though they charge Rs52

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October 11, 2018

 

Groundwater won’t be free anymore, says the Supreme Court

The court has taken suo motu notice of mineral water companies in Punjab

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September 14, 2018

 

Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

At one of the biggest public hospitals in Caracas in Venezuela, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or canceled. The Central Venezuelan University hospital, once a Latin American leader, is reeling as taps run dry. “I…

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August 15, 2018

 

Interim KP govt to ban use of agricultural land for housing scheme

Agricultural land in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa might no longer be used for non-agricultural purposes without the government’s approval. The caretaker cabinet in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa discussed banning the use of agricultural land for housing schemes in its meeting on Monday. KP’s agriculture and food department has sent a summary to the caretaker CM, Justice (retd) Dost Muhammad Khan, requesting…

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July 3, 2018

 

We can’t pray as there is no water, say Orangi residents

Residents of Orangi Town say they can’t pray in Ramazan as there is no water to wash oneself. “I collect water from the filter plants for making my sehri,” said one woman. “Sometimes I get it, sometimes not even a drop.” Orangi residents pay up to Rs3,000 for water tanker service. Women say they have…

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June 4, 2018

 

Senate body expresses concerns over water scarcity scenario

ISLAMABAD: Senate Forum for Policy Research (SFPR) on Thursday expressed its concerns over the matter of water scarcity scenario in the country and recommended that more dams should constructed to over the issue. The committee met here at PIPS under the Chairmanship of former Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari. Senators including Muhammad Mohsin Khan…

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November 2, 2017

 

Pakistan can face absolute water scarcity, drought by 2025: Experts

LAHORE: Health experts have warned that Pakistan can approach absolute scarcity levels of water and face a drought as early as 2025. These hazards, pose not only threats to individual health but also to economic growth, food security and environmental sustainability, they said and added efforts to include environmental considerations in all phases of policy…

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September 27, 2017

 

Save Water, Save Generations

      Written By: Waqar Mustafa   I don’t remember the first time I turned off the tap while brushing my teeth. But now it seems that is something I’ve always done. I turn it on to wet my toothbrush, and then off it goes while I scrub away, to come back on when…

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November 3, 2015

 
 
 
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