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Water crisis in Pakistan agriculture

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Water is an important component of life. Allah has created every moving (living) creature from water (Surah 24, An-Nur, Ayet 45). We need about 15 glasses of water daily and human body contains about 60% of water. Without food we can survive for nearly 80 days, but only a few days without water. Fresh water for human and agriculture use is only 0.008 % on the earth. A shortage of fresh water is probably going to be most serious resource problem the world will face after a few years from now.

Pakistan and water issue

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ACCORDING to a report (Dec 6), the government intends “to introduce new water operating rules, to give priority to use of additional storages for hydropower production over the historic principle of ‘water for agriculture’ and encourage low water-consuming provinces to sell their unutilised shares to needy provinces. Under this new approach, the two larger provinces could bring into their use the unutilised shares of the smaller provinces against a system of payment and compensation to be developed through political and technical negotiations.”

‘Deep water container port to complete in 2014’

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Former Karachi Port Trust (KPT) Chairperson Nasreen Haque has said that Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP) would be completed by 2014.

While talking to The News, she added that it had become mandatory for the ports to meet the emerging demands of shipping lines. Foreseeing the global trend of change, KPT initiated many capital-intensive mega projects to bring its facilities at par with those of other ports of the world.

Antarctica scientists try to unlock secrets of a frozen world

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One hundred years ago this week, on a fine summer afternoon, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and four travel-weary companions plunged a bright flag atop a spindly pole into the Antarctic ice, marking their claim as the first humans to set foot at the bottom of the world. The South Pole was theirs.

Pakistan's water resources: problems and remedies

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Pakistan is largely an arid to semiarid country with an average annual rainfall of about less than 100 mm in parts of lower Indus plains to more than 750 mm in the northern foothills, against crop water requirements ranging from 1487 mm in Jacobabad, Sindh, to 900 mm in Paraehinar, NWFP, 1280 mm in Faisalabad, Punjab, and 1400 mm, Turbat, Balochistan.

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