Karachi: April 20: A preliminary report largely based on the observation of a recently turned toxic drain feeding the Keenjhar Lake has blamed lack of coordination among government departments for its longstanding problems, including pollution mainly caused by the release of untreated industrial waste.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 14: It seems the government is finally waking up to the increasing level of pollution in Rawal Dam, as only recently the departments concerned have filed a record number of 430 cases against the polluters.
KARACHI, Nov 11: Experts speaking at a workshop on Thursday highlighted the need for conducting a fresh study on Manchhar — the freshwater lake that has been ruined by agricultural effluents and sewage over the years — before making any decision for installation of treatment plants to help restore the lake to its original form.
HYDERABAD, June 15: A recent study conducted on Manchhar Lake by Hyderabad’s (then) district government’s water technologist Dr Ahsan Siddiqui has stated that a healthy change was brought about in the lake’s water quality but since inflows of Main Nara Valley (MNV) drain into the lake continue, the situation is back to square one again as far as lake’s contamination is concerned.
GILGIT BALTISTAN: The deadline for the evacuation of residents of low-lying areas to safer places has been extended for one more day. The deadline had been issued due to possible flooding, which will suppose to be end today.