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PM Imran issues directives for implementation of National Water Policy

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday emphasized upon following an integrated approach for conservation, storage, management and efficient utilization of the available water resources. According to a statement released from his office, the prime minister expressed these views while chairing first meeting of the National Water Council (NWC) held here at PM Office. The PM lamented that past governments paid no attention to water-related issues in past so it is up to the PTI government to resolve the issue. He…

Overseas Pakistanis Foundation contributes to dams fund

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) has contributed Rs2.62 million in Supreme Court and Prime Minister of Pakistan Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund realising the dire consequences of depleting water resources. Speaking on the occasion, Managing Director OPF Dr Amer Sheikh called on overcoming the water crisis for the prosperous future of the country. “It is high time to work as a nation and overcome water scarcity through a national resolve and construct a better and prosperous Pakistan for our future…

CJP calls for swift steps to tackle water crisis

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday stressed that Pakistan needs to take swift measures to stave off looming water crisis.  Addressing the opening session of 2-day International Symposium, Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan in Islamabad, the chief justice said steps are being taken for the construction of Diamer and Basha Dam at the earliest. Not only did the top court order the construction of these dams but also took it upon itself to collect funds, he added. “This is for the prosperity…

With storage capacity of just 30 days, PM launches ‘Jihad’ against water crisis

ISLAMABAD: In a move to address lingering water crisis in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed all PTI chapters abroad and all those of other political parties to launch a ‘jihad’ to collect funds for building dams in Pakistan. “The future of our next generations will be in jeopardy, if we do not take any urgent steps to build water reservoirs,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said in an address broadcast on the national television networks and said the country faced a “serious crisis”. Khan said in the briefings…

Karachi Water Crisis: Hubco proposes to install 300m gallon desalination plant

KARACHI: During a meeting of Sindh cabinet on Monday, Hub Power Company (Hubco) offered Sindh government to install a 300 million gallon desalination plant to help resolve Karachi's water crisis. According to authorities, the desalination plant will be installed near Hub. The meeting chaired by Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah chalked out a plan to install a desalination plant to sweeten the water of sea. A strategy of imposing ban on plastic bags also came under discussion. The Sindh CM sought assistance from…

Sindh LG minister vows to address water crisis in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Local Government minister Saeed Ghani on Monday vowed to take drastic measures to address the worsening water crisis in Karachi. Addressing media after attending a meeting presided by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, the provincial minister said it was their aim to provide water to every part of the city. He said that there will be an equitable distribution of water resources, and those areas where water is provided in abundance will have to make sacrifices for those who have do not receive water for…

Water crisis an int’l conspiracy, dams essential for future generations: CJP

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday said the judiciary is a complete system but reforms within is a time consuming but rather necessary process to address the challenges of the modern day. The Chief Justice said the he tried to improve the system in several institutions, but reforms within the judiciary will take time to solve problems. He said the judicial system is not enough to tackle the challenges of the present day. He called on the civil judges that learning is a life-long process anf…

CJP Saqib Nisar says judiciary ‘guardian of democracy and constitution’

LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday said that despite all the criticism, judiciary stands as a guardian of democracy and constitution, ARY News reported. Addressing a book launch ceremony organised by Lahore High Court Bar Association, the chief justice maintained that judiciary had to act against mafias due to the leadership vacuum in the country otherwise he, as a juror, detests judicial activism. "When I took over (as CJP), even the infants' formula milk was impure but now with our…

Dams construction- Pakistan seeks funding of $2 billion from AIIB & Swiss bank

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is in dire need of around $2 billion funding from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Swiss bank for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. It is also reported, that government is tend to impose a particular charge on electricity utilization in order to contribute in the funding of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams. Supreme Court held the second meeting of Implementation Committee of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams (ICBMD) on Friday. ALSO READ: Now donate Rs10 for Diamer-Bhasha,…

Pakistan ready to help world in addressing water crisis challenges: Mamnoon

DUSHANBE: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan was ready to extend all out cooperation to the world in efforts for addressing the challenges of the water scarcity. He was addressing the inaugural session of a high level international conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028 being held in Tajikistan capital from June 20 to 21. The President hoped that the deliberations as well as recommendations of Dushanbe conference on water will go a long way in…