Pakistan Makes Poor Use of its Water Resources: report

By Amin Ahmed (Daily Dawn, 28th January, 2019)   ISLAMABAD: A new report of the World Bank says Pakistan gets a poor economic return from its significant water resources, observing that the best use of water endowment is not made in the country. The economic costs from poor water and sanitation, floods and droughts are … Continue reading Pakistan Makes Poor Use of its Water Resources: report

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Dead-quiet, flows the Indus

Dead-quiet, flows the Indus By Sarang Mangi "Dams beside their economic significance have severe social and environmental impacts. Poor, powerless and marginalised ethnic minorities whose livelihood depends on the continuous flow of Indus will suffer the most." It is often said that the man who pulls the lever that breaks your neck should be a … Continue reading Dead-quiet, flows the Indus

Survival of the Indus delta

Survival of the Indus Delta By Nasir Ali Panhwar It is alarming to note that some specialised organisations and individuals describe the flow of river water into the sea as a waste. All over the world rivers flow into seas and efforts are made to ensure substantial flow is maintained throughout the year to protect … Continue reading Survival of the Indus delta

دریا کا درد کون سمجھے؟

دریا کا درد کون سمجھے؟   اختر حفیظ انگریزی ادب کے مشہور ناول نگار جوزف کونریڈ نے اپنے ناول "ہارٹ آف ڈارکنیس" میں کانگو ندی کو بیان کرتے ہوئے لکھا ہے کہ "اس سانپ نے مجھے موہ لیا"۔ دنیا کے تمام دریا سانپ کی طرح لہراتے اور بل کھاتے پانی کے ایسے بہاؤ ہیں، جو … Continue reading دریا کا درد کون سمجھے؟

An SOS appeal to save the Indus Delta

By Hafeez Tunio KARACHI: Once one of the richest landlords living in the Indus Delta area of Thatta district, Gulab Shah is now struggling to survive following the erosion of his 300 acres of fertile land by the sea. Shah alongside many other victims have been protesting on various forums to release river water in the … Continue reading An SOS appeal to save the Indus Delta

کیا ہمارے پاس ڈیم بنانا ہی واحد اور آخری حل ہے؟

شبینہ فراز جولائ 27، 2018 اس وقت ملک میں سیاست کے علاوہ جو موضوع زیرِ بحث ہے وہ ڈیموں کی تعمیر ہے۔ سپریم کورٹ نے ڈیموں کی تعمیر میں انتہائی دلچسپی لیتے ہوئے عدالت عالیہ کے زیرِ انتظام ایک اکاؤنٹ قائم کردیا ہے جس میں تمام پاکستانیوں سے چندے کی اپیل کی گئی ہے (تادم … Continue reading کیا ہمارے پاس ڈیم بنانا ہی واحد اور آخری حل ہے؟

Five myths about water in Pakistan

  By Dr. William Young November 15, 2017 Persistent myths, which can misguide policy, are barriers to improving water security for the people of Pakistan. Here are five: First, this problem of water security is often presented as one of water scarcity. But Pakistan is a water-rich country – only 35 countries have more renewable … Continue reading Five myths about water in Pakistan