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THE WATER CRISIS

The water level has reduced to a record low at Tarbela and Mangla dams this summer. It reached zero level at Hub dam, a major source of supply for Karachi. Rivers are also waiting for rains to come out of the extremely deficient flows. Consequently, the pang of water crisis equally hitting the urban and rural life this year in Pakistan. Karachi against its requirement of 700-800 million gallon per day (MGPD) is getting only 435 MGD. The above situation is self-explanatory of the water problems faced by the people of Karachi. Out of 114 hydrants, 86 are illegal and trifling with the health and life of the citizens by supplying contaminated water to the citizens.


PAKISTAN ENERGY CONFERENCE
The third Pakistan Energy Conference will by chaired by Chairman WAPDA. The stakeholders will discuss the potential for investment, the key issues and suggest measures to make investment environment for energy sector more conducive.


HILINKS.COM
Pakistan's first international portal was launched in March. Apart from offering a number of free of cost services, the sponsors plan to launch their own ISP and start marketing of a indigenous brand of computers.


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