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Wonderful Indus Delta on verge of destruction, its creeks shrinking

KARACHI – The wonderful Indus Delta is on the verge on destruction and its vast scattered area in the past and creeks are now shrinking rapidly due to the reducing flows in river Indus in downstream Kotri, sea intrusion, climate change and massive cutting of mangrove forests.
The delta, also called Daryah jo Chhor in Sindhi (end of a river), was supposed to be one of the great deltaic regions in South Asia due to its variety of trees, diverse presence of fauna and flora and

Sindh to acquire ‘urgent loan’ of $405m for Indus dykes’ rehabilitation: Bengali

KARACHI – Sindh would be acquiring an urgent loan of at least $405 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for immediate rehabilitation of the Indus dykes that were adversely damaged by the worst-ever floods in the province. This was stated by Chief Minister’s Adviser on Planning and Development (P&D) Kaiser Bengali at a press conference held at the committee room of the P&D Department on Thursday. With the approval of the federal government, the funds of $405 million would be

India benefitting from Indus Water Treaty flaws

ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power was informed Monday that India was taking advantage of the flaws in the Indus Water Treaty (IWT) to build dams on the rivers allotted to Pakistan under the deal. The representatives of the Ministry of Water and Power told the committee that they were keeping an eye on the India’s designs to build dams on the Chenab River while steps were under consideration to curtail the violations of the treaty.
The committee, which

Indus Motors will impart vocational training at TEVTA

LAHORE – Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) in collaboration with Indus Motors is imparting technical training to students through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) collaboration.
In this venture, Indus Motors has provided technical expertise and modern machinery for imparting training to students, according to the needs of the auto industry. TEVTA Chairperson Saeed Ahmad was speaking on occasion of the eighth Toyota-Technical Education Program Career

‘Indus water not fit for human consumption’

KARACHI – The water in the Indus River is not fit for human consumption anymore, experts said while warning of a disaster in the making.
The flow in the Indus River has been reducing after the annual closure of almost all the barrages, major canals, feeders and even small watercourses throughout the province this week for routine repair and lifting of silt from the riverbed that have contaminated the water.
Dumping industrial effluents and domestic waste from all the major

Indus Water commissioner removed

ISLAMABAD – Indus Water Commissioner Jamaat Ali Shah has been removed from his post, a private TV channel reported on Wednesday.
Jamaat was appointed as commissioner of the Indus Water Commission in 1993. The government has appointed Shiraz Jamil Memon as the new commissioner for the Indus Water Commission.

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