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Water Quality

WWF-Pakistan, LUMS sign MoU on water security

World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and Centre of Water Informatics and Technology (WIT) of Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) signed a MoU to create responsible strategies and work towards increasing water security and stewardship in the country.

The formal agreement was signed by WWF-Pakistan Director General Hammad Naqi Khan and LUMS Rector Dr Sohail Naqvi. The MoU forges a partnership of two years between the organisation and the institute, starting from April 2017 and ending in December 2019.

Water scarcity puts people at the mercy of tankers’ mafia

With summer season around the corner, Islamabad is once again in the grip of severe water shortage as water supply to many residential sectors have drastically decreased and many water boreholes in Sector G-11, G-10, G-13, F-11, E-11, D-12 and other sectors have gone dry due to lower water level.

Over 200 schools lack clean drinking water facility

Over 200 primary, middle and secondary schools in Rawalpindi Division lack the facility of clean drinking water.

According to documents, Punjab Education Department has sought details of all the schools functioning in Rawalpindi Division. According to sources, the funds in the budget have been allocated to supply clean drinking water to the schools, however, the authorities have failed to enforce and utilize the funds. The schools are located in seven tehsils including Kotli Sattain, Murree, Kahuta, Kalar Syedain, Taxila, Gujar Khan and Rawalpindi.

FPCCI official highlights water mismanagement

KARACHI - The FPCCI Regional Standing Committee Chairman Ahmad Jawad has said that mismanagement of water and inadequate storages will be biggest threat to the country’s agriculture sector in the near future.

Talking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said lack of water reservoirs has already caused over a trillion dollars’ worth of economic loss to Pakistan’s economy in the last 30 years, which now manifests itself in the prevalent energy crisis.

Karachi under grip of water scarcity

KARACHI – Water scarcity dogged the economic capital as locals have been badly irked by problem intensified in the metropolis. The residents of Altaf Hussain Town have revealed that they don’t have access to water as water board is not in a mood to solve the matter. In addition, illegal connections have been taken from 48 inch main water pipe in Korangi cross.

Pakistan has abundant but poorly managed water resources

Pakistan has abundant water resources but an inefficient and poorly managed irrigation system, according to speakers addressing the launch ceremony of a report titled ‘The State of the Economy: Agriculture and Water’ here on Monday. The report was prepared and launched by the Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy (BIPP).

The Pakistani economy may be turning the corner and approaching a sustainable rate of growth that has been attained by other Asian high-performing economies, the speakers also maintained.

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