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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.

Global Warming likely to severely affect Pakistan, predicts Economic Survey

KARACHI: “The temperature changes under current circumstances are expected to be higher in Pakistan in the long run than global averages, as the country is located in a warm climate region and is more vulnerable to climate changes due to its diverse topographic and demographic settings.

Red Crescent brings clean water to villagers’ doorsteps in Pakistan

For Gul Bibi and the other residents of Chittabatta and Gulhatra Villages in Mansehra District, clean water has always been a luxury. All her life, Gul Bibi had to walk for hours to reach the mountain top spring far from her village, just to get a pitcher of drinking water. Now, she gazes contentedly at the many containers sitting in her courtyard, filled with clean water. The rehabilitation of two water supply schemes, has meant that about 2,800 people in these villages now receive clean water at their doorsteps.

Malnutrition, Water intake Survey in the Offing

Islamabad - The government is going to launch a huge survey soon to measure malnutrition and intake of water throughout Pakistan.

Dr Baseer Khan Achakzai, Director Nutrition/National Programme Manager-Ministry of National Health Services, speaking at a conference yesterday said food insecurity remains the biggest factor to malnutrition but issues like water, sanitation and education play a big role in promoting malnutrition as well.

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