Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

UNEP has estimated that if current pollution rates continue, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish by 2050, as 8 million tonnes of bottles and waste swamp the oceans each year, killing marine life and entering the food chain

WB to help Pakistan address climate change woes

ISLAMABAD: World Bank (WB) has agreed to facilitate an international conference with the collaboration of the Ministry of Climate Change in order to attract potential international donors...

Massive societal changes needed to meet lower global warming target world needs: U.N

At the current rate of warming, the world's temperatures would likely reach 1.5C between 2030 and 2052

Imran Khan’s bid to crowdfund $14 billion for Pakistan dam

The government’s plan is to build two facilities: the Mohmand dam in the country’s northwest, widely seen as feasible, and the much larger, troubled Diamer-Basha project in the north, first mooted in the early 2000s

Rs3.9bn received in dams fund

SBP issues the list of top 10 donorsISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan Dams Fund has so far received a total of Rs...

Water shortfall projected at 35-40 percent before start of Rabi season

Till September 20th, Balochistan faced the highest water shortfall of around 44 percent, Punjab 20 percent, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) 21 percent and Sindh 16 percent

PR to charge dam fund surcharge from 25th  

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways (PR) will charge dam fund surcharge, Re 1, Rs 2 and Rs 10, on tickets categorized in the economy and business classes from tomorrow...

Govt urged to list Diamer-Bhasha dam in domestic, int’l stock markets

MULTAN: The business community of southern Punjab has proposed the government to list the Diamer-Bhasha dam in domestic and international stock markets to generate funds,...

OGDCL donates Rs36 million for Diamer Bhasha dam  

ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view the urgency and seriousness of water crisis in Pakistan, the Oil and Gas Development Authority (OGDCL) has shown full support for...

Roshan Packages donates Rs one million to dam fund

Thanks to the futuristic vision of the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, the entire nation, including Roshan Packages Limited, has come alive...

Dams construction critical to avoid looming water and food crisis

Former Wapda Chairman expressed worries Pakistan may face drought if dams aren't build

Govt mulls options to construct Diamer Bhasha dam to meet energy needs

Sharing details of a proposed plan regarding the formation of Diamer Bhasha dam Pvt Ltd Co., the sources said that it was proposed to market the shares of this company through Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) and approximately 52 percent shares of the company will be owned by the government and owners of remaining 48pc shares will be with the masses

Water shortage to persist, hit upcoming Rabi season

According to an initial analysis of data, it is projected water shortfall would stand between 35-45 percent during the upcoming Rabi season 2018-19

ADB approves $100 million loan to address water shortages in Balochistan

A separate $2 million technical assistance from JFPR will help Balochistan’s provincial government improve its institutional capacity to address the risks and potential impact of climate change in the agriculture sector,

Total water storage in reservoirs face 30 percent shortfall, as Tarbela hits maximum level

Pakistan’s main water reservoirs have gained 65.60 percent of the combined live storage of 13.681 MAF, of which 34.40 percent capacity requires to be filled

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