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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.

Rising water level in Satluj damages wheat crop in 600 acres

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Nearly 600 acres of standing wheat crop in the district has been damaged due to sudden rise in the level of Satluj river, downstream Harike headworks.

Agricultural land in more than 10 villages, most of them situated along the river close to India-Pakistan border, have been inundated by the overflowing Satluj, though no loss to life has been reported so far.

 

28 firms supplying contaminated bottled water in city

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A Sindh Assembly’s body, dealing with the impure bottled water issue, recommended the government to increase punishment for the suppliers of contaminated bottled water after it was informed on Saturday that at least 28 firms had been found supplying such hazardous water.

 

They recommended that the imprisonment should be extended from the existing one year to five years and the fine from Rs50,000 to Rs0.5million.

 

Hot weather and hot water

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I travelled to Karachi last week for an imminent family wedding and the first thing that hits you when you come out of the Airport is the weather. While in Islamabad we are still softly moving towards summer and have not really packed away our shawls and stuff, Karachi is hot in every sense of the word! It could be the mausam, the dangers lurking around all corners, the killings or just the hot models on all leading billboards inviting you enticingly to buy their brand of lawn!

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