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Karachi residents take to the streets over 10-month water shortage

Demonstration staged at ICI Chowk

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May 29, 2019

 

Punjab govt to build Dadhocha Dam by 2021

It turned down Bahria Town’s offer to build the dam

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April 30, 2019

 

Pakistan water commission delegation leaves for India

Three-member team to inspect hydel projects near Chenab basin 

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January 27, 2019

 

You can no longer wash your car using a hosepipe in Lahore

Lahore High Court wants people to start conserving water

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December 18, 2018

 

This winter we won’t be able to gorge on peanuts because of the water shortage

There hasn’t been enough water for peanut crops this year, so they’re smaller and weaker

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November 16, 2018

 

A power breakdown at pumping stations has deprived Karachi of 450 million gallons of water

Electricity supply to the pumping stations was suspended at 5am on Friday

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August 10, 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

 

Balochistan headlines: Pre-poll rigging, water shortage in Gwadar

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. BAP to take all political forces onboard: Jam Kamal Daily Intakhab, Hub Balochistan Awami Party chief Jam Kamal has said that the newly formed group has no intention to create challenge for any group, “rather it will take all political forces onboard.” 2….

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June 25, 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

 

Water solution is SC’s top priority now: Chief Justice

Zulqarnain Iqbal Finding a solution to water crisis is the Supreme Court’s top priority now, said Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday. He was hearing the case regarding environmental pollution at the Supreme Court. According to Justice Sardar Tariq, solution to water crisis and construction of dams was the priority of no political party….

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June 4, 2018

 

Sukkur: Women organise sit-in protest against water shortage

Reported by: Sahil Jogi A group of burqa-clad women organised a sit-in protest in Sukkur against water shortage, on Monday.  “We have to face more hardships than men because we have to do chores in houses,” said an angry woman. “With no water in our houses, how can we wash clothes and bathe our children?”…

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May 7, 2018

 

JI blocks main Karachi road for over an hour as part of protest

People in Karachi suffered as a religious party blocked the main Sharae Faisal for over an hour. The Jamaat-e-Islami was protesting the water and power crises in the city. Party workers blocked the road at Malir 15. Karachi Transporters Ittehad also joined them. “We haven’t blocked any road,” said the party’s Karachi chief, Hafiz Naeemur…

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April 27, 2018

 

Karachi dangerously close to a water crisis: Indian scientists

Ten cities across the world are facing ‘Day Zeroes’ or severe water shortage in the near future unless they do something—and Karachi is one of them. “The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board barely meets 50 percent of the city’s total water requirement,” says the India-based Centre for Science and Environment. “The city’s population is growing…

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April 25, 2018

 

As water shortages grow, ‘Day Zero’ becomes everyday in India

BANGKOK: Parched Cape Town, in South Africa, has managed to push back its “Day Zero” – an estimate of when taps in the city could run dry – to 2019 after successful water-saving efforts. But in India, “Day Zero” has come and gone for residents in many parts of the country, where taps failed long…

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April 25, 2018

 

Thirsty to thriving? Parched Pakistani port aims to become a new Dubai

GWADAR, Pakistan: For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of Gwadar into a duty-free port and free economic zone – Pakistan’s answer to Dubai. The aim is for Gwadar – located on the Arabian Sea near Iran and the mouth of the Persian Gulf –…

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April 24, 2018

 

Water shortage in Karachi to be met through tankers

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Karachi water board to provide water to the water-affected areas of the city, particularly District West where at least one million gallon additional water is required. He issued these directives today while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Committee Room of the Finance department…

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April 23, 2018

 

Indian cricketers in Cape Town told not to spend over 2 minutes in shower

NEWS DESK: Everybody in Cape Town, including Indian cricketers, has been officially asked to not use the shower for more than two minutes, reported Indian Express. It’s one of the several water conservation messages that the Indian cricketers came across on reaching their hotel after a sweaty and tiring day under the relentless sun. With…

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January 7, 2018

 

Karachi might face water shortage for another 24 hours

Karachi might face a water crisis for another 24 hours as a 72-inch-diameter Dhabeji pumping station pipeline burst during the wee hours of Tuesday. Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) spokesperson claimed that the dent in the city’s water supply was a result of the fluctuation in K-Electric’s feeder that created a surge in the…

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June 21, 2017

 

There is no water shortage in Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif has said no water shortage was reported in the country due to heavy snowfall in winter season.       In an interview, he said wastage of water would be harmful for the country. The minister said representatives of all the provinces were present in Indus River System…

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March 25, 2017

 

KWSB urges Karachiites to use water carefully as pipeline bursts

KARACHI: The 72-inch diameter pipeline of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) on Sunday burst at Dhabeji causing water shortage in the metropolitan city. According to a KWSB official, the pipeline burst due to “back pressure following power outage”. The KWSB staff, he said, had started repair work which was expected to be completed by…

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July 10, 2016

 

MQM stages sit-in outside CM house over water shortage

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement staged a sit-in in front of Chief Minister House over shortage of water in the metropolitan city, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, police had placed barriers on the roads leading to CM House. However, the protesters removed the barricades and staged a sit-in. The port city of Karachi gets just…

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June 5, 2016

 
 
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