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12 Jan 2023
The situation in Pakistan continues to be critical. As a reminder, this year's monsoon rains have dumped five times the average amount of water seen in the past 30 years in some provinces, killing 1,730 people and destroying or severely damaging more than 1.1 million homes and vital infrastructure. UNICEF had already released just under US$200 million in early autumn to respond to the health emergency, including the risks of diarrhoea, cholera, dengue and malaria...
7 Nov 2022
Pakistan’s Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, together with the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, various UN agencies and with technical support from the World Bank, has calculated the loss and damage from the 2022 floods. One third of the country was inundated by the floods, and 33 million people have been affected, of which 8 million have been internally displaced...
5 Oct 2022
On September 4th, Ahsan Iqbal, Pakistan’s Minister for Federal Planning made an appeal for an “immense humanitarian response for 33 million people” following the widespread and unprecedented flooding that the country experienced over the past months. Rainfall during July and August was 190% above the thirty-year average and during August, and rainfall in Balochistan and Sindh provinces was 590% and 726% above average respectively...
1 Aug 2022 ISLAMABAD
The total harvest is yet to be measured, but production is already short by at least 20 to 40 per cent in most areas, according to Gohram Baloch, a senior official at the Sindh provincial government's agriculture department.
2 Jun 2022 QUETTA, Pakistan
Nearly 3,000 cases and 6 deaths from cholera have been reported in Balochistan, mostly attributed to drought and human-cattle water sharing.
31 May 2022 KARACHI, Pakistan
India is withholding information from Pakistan on the planned hydro project on the Chenab River in violation of the provisions of the Indus River Treaty. Talks have stalled while heatwave is devastating agriculture outputs downstream.
18 Apr 2022 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Officials in Pakistan cite low levels of rain and snow throughout winter as cause for severe water shortages in Punjab and Sindh provinces. Civil demonstrations continue.
12 Apr 2022 ISLAMABAD
A new USAID-United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will build infrastructure to provide clean drinking water in districts of Tank (KP) and Umerkot (Sindh).
30 Mar 2022 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Infrastructure development, data sharing data and release of (un)treated wastewater among topics discussed between India and Pakistan.
5 Mar 2022 LAHORE
Implementation of multi-pronged strategy for unprecedented hydropower and water storage development in Pakistan under the vision of “Decade of Dams” is underway through an innovative financial strategy.
13 Feb 2022 KARACHI
A Sindh high court judge has accused the Karachi water board of supplying water tank owners instead of residents, thereby supporting the "water mafia".
11 Feb 2022 CHANDIGARH, Pakistan
Inter-provincial dispute over Indus River flow referred to Indus River System Authority. Federal inspectors barred from Guddu barrage site.