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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 | Today's Paper

Provincial water disputes

By Editorial

November 20, 2018 – 7:00 am

The Water Apportionment Accord is an agreement on the sharing of waters of the Indus Basin between the provinces of Pakistan. It is based largely upon the historical use of water by the provinces; Punjab 47%, Sindh 42% Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8% and Baluchistan 3%. The first meeting of the inter-provincial committee, constituted by the CCI, to resolve the contentious issue of water distribution among the provinces under Water Accord 1991, remained inconclusive and now it will meet again during the first week of December, it is learnt reliably.

Tackling water shortage in Quetta valley

By Editorial

November 19, 2018 – 7:00 am

The Quetta valley is facing acute shortage of water for the past many decades and the successive Governments had failed to solve this problem to the satisfaction of the people. Water is needed for commercial, domestic and agriculture use in the Valley. The existing supply falls short to meet the ever growing demand for fresh water.

Commission to probe corruption in Balochistan

By Editorial

November 17, 2018 – 6:00 am

Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry presented inaccurate figures of funds given to Balochistan in the last 10 years. Speaking in the Upper House, the minister claimed that the Rs42 trillion had been given to carry out development work in the neglected Balochistan province over the last decade.

Water war

By Editorial

November 16, 2018 – 7:00 am

Overshadowed by the precarious state of the security situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan, culminated over years of distrust and divergent objectives, the water crisis is the next major hurdle which both Pakistan and Afghanistan need to cross in order to minimize the bilateral disputes.

Upgradation of rail tracks in Balochistan

By Editorial

November 15, 2018 – 7:00 am

Railways remained one of the most ignored sectors in Balochistan where Lahore failed to look after the interests of the Province and its people.