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Diamer-Bhasha Dam a must to overcome water crisis: IPR

The water challenge faced by Pakistan today is bigger than that of the power sector and it is getting worse with each passing day. Pakistan desperately needs to increase its water storage capacity. This was stated in a fact sheet issued Tuesday by the Institute for Policy Reforms. The Institute recommends that government must start building the Diamer Bhasha dam forthwith. The scale and complexity of the project requires the involvement of top level government officials. This will speed up the project work in Pakistan and highlight its priority to international donors.

Kalabagh Dam: Facts about the Indus Water Treaty

Another fiction in regard to Indus Water Treaty (IWT) is that it was engineered by Punjab to deprive Sindh of its waters.

While going through writings on Kalabagh Dam I was astonished to come across some articles in which the authors believe that Punjabis, living on the Eastern and Western divide, after partition started conspiring with each other to deprive Sindh of its share of water. It is an allegation of shocking intensity. A student of history may find the accusation of an alliance between the archenemies living on both sides of Punjab against Sindhis a farfetched idea.

World Environment Day: WWF Pakistan stresses the need to conserve water

LAHORE: The World Environment Day was observed in the City on Sunday with a pledge to encourage citizens to reduce the demand for illegal wildlife products and help protect endangered species. The theme designated by the United Nations for this year was ‘Go wild for life: fight against illegal trade in wildlife’.

India out to damage Pakistan’s water interests on Kabul river

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’s authorities with the help of Indian experts have completed the feasibilities and detailed engineering of 12 hydro-power projects with capacity to generate 1,177MW of electricity to be built on the river Kabul.

If the 12 projects get completed, they will store 4.7 million acre feet of water squeezing the flow in the river reaching Pakistan.

Pakistan Facing Extreme Water Scarcity: PEC

President Pakistan Engineering Congress, (PEC) Chaudhry Ghulam Hussain has said that Pakistan has been facing with extreme water scarcity from 5000 cubic meters in 1950 to 1000 cubic meters in 2016 and is visualized to slide further.

Pakistan’s rank is 32 with 4.31 score in countries facing water stress. It is due to the lack of government’s interest in building adequate storage capacity and control structures.

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