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‘Controversial project: Indian version’

Pakistan’s anxieties as the lower riparian are understandable; even with a ‘water-tight’ treaty in place, there will always be apprehensions that this treaty could be violated, but Mr Malik’s assertion that “scores of Indian dams” are already in “flagrant breach of the treaty” is incorrect. Pakistan’s apprehensions regarding shared waters should be addressed by all means but on the basis of fact and reason, not emotions and misconceptions.

Pakistan moves CoA for stay on Kishenganga project

In a belated but a sane development, Pakistan has filed a petition in the Court of Arbitration (CoA) seeking an order to ask India to put on hold the ongoing construction on controversial Kishenganga project till the final decision of the court, top man of the Ministry of Water and Power told The News.

Pakistan’s flood victims still need support

The worst floodwaters in Pakistan’s history began their devastating journey last summer, carving a path of destruction that affected more than 18 million people and left one-fifth of the country submerged. The good news is that the humanitarian crisis has ended. Pakistan’s communities are rebuilding, but this part of the story is taking place in the absence of cameras, as the floodwaters and international support for recovery have receded. This underfunded post-disaster phase must have the world’s attention if survivors are to get back on their feet.

More than 500 houses collapsed in affected areas

KARACHI: The rainfall wrecked havoc with the downtrodden communities and destroyed more than 500 houses in Tharparkar, Badin and Thatta districts.

Though, the untimely rain started early morning on Wednesday was stopped on Friday morning, the fearful people were still seen carrying belongings shifting to safer places. Some 50 villages in Tharparkar district were still under water and families have left their abodes, but still waiting for water and food in ordinary relief camps.