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Oxfam flood aid to Pakistan embezzled, report finds

An independent financial investigation found invoices had been falsified and cheques manipulated to divert funds in two projects managed by a Pakistani agency working with the charity.

The unnamed culprit identified by the investigation had been fired and the British charity had cut all financial ties with the agency.

Oxfam said it hoped to recover all the missing money.

Neva Khan, Oxfam GB's country director in Pakistan, said: "We will recover every penny of this money and continue to ensure that donors' funds reach the people who need it most.

Villages tell different tales of Pakistan flood recovery

MOR JANGI, Residents of this Pakistani village whose lives were washed away by last year’s floods complain that they have been largely forgotten.

Sewage runs through the street. Some people still live in tents under the searing summer sun. Others had to sell their cattle and take on heavy debt to rebuild their homes.

Call for reservoirs to store rainwater

Monsoon always have a great impact on local agriculture as good rains always increase production of both major and minor crops of Pakistan, which boosts the agriculture sector growth.

There is a need to establish water reservoirs to store this precious natural resource while promotion of rainwater harvesting technique is also a need of hour for Pakistani agriculture.

Swatis protest against water shortage

Water News: 

After power outrages that extend beyond 20 hours in a single day, Swatis are being forced to deal with acute water shortage during Ramazan.

Gul Kada Union Council, where over 40,000 people are residing, has been facing the issue for more than 40 days now. The entire scenario seems like a throwback to the times when people used to fetch water from far-flung streams and carry water pots on their heads and shoulders.

KASUR City News

Water released by India in a drain along the Indo-Pak border started receding near Ballanwala village on Wednesday.

Owing to the quick flow of water, breaches occurred in the drain at various places. As a result, crop over hundreds acres submerged. Rescue 1122 teams with the district officials, including DCO Irshad Hussain Shah and DPO Ali Gohar, reached the spot. Earlier on Tuesday evening, India released a huge quantity of water entered Pakistan from the Khem Karn side. Water entered several houses in Ballanwala, disrupting its road link.

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