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President stresses on promotion of e-voting to ensure transparency

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Friday emphasised on promotion of e-voting to ensure transparency in elections. "Use of electronic voting machines, digital identification and cameras will enhance fairness of elections," he said while addressing a ceremony in connection with National Voters Day in Islamabad. This should be noted that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided to observe the ‘National Voters Day’ on December 7 to sensitize people about the importance of vote. The main gathering to mark the…

Diamer-Bhasa dam shouldn’t be politicised like Kalabagh: Hamza Shehbaz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz has said that Diamer-Basha Dam is a national issue and should not be made controversial like the Kalabagh Dam. The PML-N leader was addressing media while attending an international symposium on ‘Creating a Water Secure Pakistan’ organised by chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar. The moot was inaugurated yesterday by President Dr Arif Alvi. Hamza said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif bought 48,000 acres land during his tenure for the…

Senate committee ponders over water scarcity issues in Sindh, Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate standing committee on water resources chaired by Senator Shamim Afridi on Monday pondered over issues of water scarcity particularly in Sindh and Balochistan. Grand Democratic Alliance's (GDA) leader Senator Muzaffar Hussain Shah was of the view that Sindh has incurred 31 percent of agricultural losses due to water scarcity in the province.  He stressed on the need to address certain essential issues in the context of water scarcity in Pakistan. He stated that the Indus Water…

Austria to Enhance Cooperation With Iran on Renewable Energy, Tourism

MOSCOW: Austrian Ambassador to Tehran Stefan Schulz said on Tuesday that Austria was planning to foster its ties with Iran in water resources, renewable energy, and sustainable tourism. "Environment-friendly supply and security of water resources, renewable energies and sustainable tourism are among the objectives specified for the economic plan to cooperate with Iran," Schulz said, as quoted by the Iranian Fars news agency. The ambassador, who was currently visiting Iran's central province of Yazd,…

PM Abbasi wants scientific management of scarce water resources

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while pointing to depleting water resources in the country called for effective measures at provincial and federal level for ensuring optimum utilization besides conservation and scientific management of water resources to cater to future needs of the growing population of the country. Chairing a meeting here at the PM Office on draft National Water Policy, the Prime Minister called for putting in place a robust framework to conserve freshwater, which was a finite resource…