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World | Pakistan Dead fish in Pakistan lake raise fears over drinking water

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Karachi Some unknown poisonous element Wednesday killed thousands of fish and other species at the Kenjhar Lake, one of the largest freshwater sources that supplies 70 per cent of drinking water to Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan.

The onslaught of fish, cows, and dogs which drank the water, was seen early yesterday morning. Even the seashells, which are found in the bed of the lake died and lifelessly floated on the lake surface and the shore, wildlife official and witnesses said.

Ensuring water filtration

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FOLLOWING a joint study by the UNDP and the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) which found the sub-soil drinking water in southern Punjab to be of alarmingly poor quality, Sheikh Zayed financed the installation of 15 reverse osmosis water filtration plants in the region, each costing around Rs20 million.

Urban trends: Washing the car without water

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“Many people do not believe that a car can be properly cleaned without using water. I keep my car dirty to show people who are reluctant about the products being applied to their cars for the first time,” says Muhammad Anas.

“I give demonstrations to convince car owners that it’s possible to clean their car without using water. I think this business is also about changing mindsets,” said Anas who owns a waterless car wash in Defence Housing Authority.

Kingdom to fund housing projects for flood-hit Pakistanis

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Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan Abdulaziz Ibrahim Saleh Al-Ghadeer has announced a comprehensive plan to identify major development priorities and finance some important projects for Pakistan, especially in disaster-hit regions.

Consequently the Kingdom will sign an MoU next week to fund the construction of 200 new houses in the flood-ravaged regions of Pakistan, a university and a world-class hospital in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan facing resource crunch for its controversial Jhelum-Neelum power project

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In a development that can help India win its case over 330-MW Kishanganga Power Project in remote Gurez, Pakistan is facing severe problems in managing the financial closure of its 990-MW Jhelum-Neelum power project in outskirts of PoK capital, Muzaffarabad.

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