ISLAMABAD: Easy access to better healthcare services is a distant dream for most Pakistanis. Every electoral cycle, the majority of political parties make tall claims of improving this sector but, once in power, these promises are conveniently put on the back shelf.
This time, too, an analysis of the political manifestos reveals that almost all the major parties have illustrated their full commitment, on paper, to the improvement of the healthcare system. However, not one among them could provide a roadmap to show how they intend to achieve the proposed targets.
KARACHI: Forty percent of Sindh’s agriculture depends on the drawing of water, from various sources, but power outages, are making the process difficult, causing much grief to growers, who are suffering heavy losses.
LAHORE: The World Bank will provide about $850 million for the Tarbela 4th Extension Project, which is expected to be completed in four years and generate 1,410MW additional electricity.
THATTA : Approximately 9,200 villagers will be supplied 1,84,000 gallons of potable water almost daily following completion of Jungshahi water supply scheme being carried out at a cost of Rs100 million in hilly terrain of Kohistan, located at the tail-end of the district.
KARACHI, Jan 24: The Sindh Assembly was informed on Monday that the province was not receiving its due share of water according to the 1991 water accord as certain clauses of the accord were not being implemented.
LAHORE, Dec 27: The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and SAMBU-SARCO (a joint venture of a Korean and a Pakistani firm) signed Rs7.52 billion agreement for Lot-II of 106-MW Golen Gol Hydropower Project.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 15: An agreement to import 1,000MW of electricity is likely to be signed at a joint ministerial conference with Tajikistan in February.
LAHORE, Dec 13: Water and Power Development Authority plans to conduct a sediment management study for Tarbela Dam to tackle decreasing water storage capacity in the reservoir due to sedimentation.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 12: A Rs28 billion project, which was originally scheduled to start producing 425MW of electricity this month, has been delayed indefinitely because of bureaucratic and legal wrangling between the ministry of water and power and that of law and justice.