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A recent study has shown a map highlighting areas of likely contamination based on water quality data from nearly 1,200 groundwater pumps tested from 2013 to 2015. The study determined that some 88 million people were living in high-risk areas.

Given that about 60-70 per cent of the population relies on groundwater, roughly 50 million maybe even 60 million could be potentially affected. This is an alarmingly high number and demonstrates the urgent need to test all drinking water wells in the Indus Plain.

China to invest $50bn for mega dams in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: In a first-of-its-kind investment in Pakistan’s troubled energy sector, Islamabad and Beijing on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop North Indus River Cascade with an estimated cost of US$ 50 billion that has the potential of generating approximately 40,000mw of hydroelectric power.

12 Int’l COs to complete water projects in 35 tehsils!

Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme

Lahore—About 12 global-acclaimed companies having experience of implementing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects, after fulfilling stringent criterion laid down by Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC), have pre-qualified to execute Khadim-e-Punjab Saaf Pani Programme in the first phase in rural areas of 35 tehsils of 10 districts of the province.

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