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Kalabagh Dam is needed against water scarcity: WAPDA chairman

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article image Muzamil Hussain Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) informed a Senate body on the looming water crisis in Pakistan, saying that Kalabagh Dam construction was critical in severe scarcity of water in the country. Highlighting the prerequisite urgent development of water reservoirs, he made these observations while briefed to ‘Senate Forum for Policy Research’ […]…Read More

IRSA warned low levels of water in Mangla dam during crop season

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Low levels of water in Mangla dam because of inexpert water management warned Indus Rivers System Authority (Irsa). This may be expected to result in problems in irrigation in coming sowing seasons for winter crops. Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has been made aware by Irsa in a letter written on 24 July that […]…Read More

US jolts support for Diamer Bhasha Dam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The United States affirmed support for DiamerBhasha Dam and committed to invest in renewable energy projects in Pakistan. Pakistan`s energy crisis can be countered through support of local and international stakeholders. The renewable energies can play vital role in combating the energy challenge. The expression of interest and concreteness of intent of investing in energy sector was rolled out in a meeting held between USAID Administrator of Afghanistan and Pakistan,…Read More

US jolts support for Diamer Bhasha Dam

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:The United States affirmed support for DiamerBhasha Dam and committed to invest in renewable energy projects in Pakistan. Pakistan`s energy crisis can be countered through support of local and international stakeholders. The renewable energies can play vital role in combating the energy challenge. The expression of interest and concreteness of intent of investing in energy sector was rolled out in a meeting held between USAID Administrator of Afghanistan and Pakistan,…Read More

No energy security possible without Kalabagh Dam

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Patron of Islamabad Chamber of Small Traders Dr Shahid Rasheed Butt has said delay in construction of Kalabagh Dam (KBD) is threatening the whole population and compromising the existence of country. Early construction of KBD is in the best interest of the country and generations to come therefore politicians should take the decision in the national interest. Talking to former central chairman APCNGA Pervaiz Khan Khattak, President Punjab Forum Baig Raj and…Read More

Illegal fishing prohibited in Rawal Dam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: The district administration has prohibited illegal fishing in Rawal Dam and started surprise checking to discourage this trend. According to a representative of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration, Assistant Commissioner (Secretariat) Waqas Rashid, during checking at Rawal Dam, apprehended two poachers involved in illegal fishing in Rawal Dam. He also confiscated the fishing net and two motor boats on the spot. It may be mentioned that the district…Read More

US, Wapda sign deal to rehabilitate Mangla Dam

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STAFF REPORT ISB: United States and Pakistan have signed a $72 million project implementation agreement to upgrade the Mangla dam located in the Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir. The rehabilitation will improve the operating capacity of the hydroelectric plant at Mangla Dam by 90MW. A total amount of $150 million is slated for the project, with $72 million allotted for this initial phase. Under the agreement, USAID will fund the refurbishment of two generators and the modernization of…Read More