Panic spreads as Sindh, Punjab barrages suffer water shortage and Tarbela, Mangla reach dead level

The country’s water crisis has surpassed a 22-year record, with provinces experiencing a 50 percent water scarcity and reservoirs experiencing a 97 percent water shortage. Low temperatures in the northern regions have caused 56 percent less water to enter the rivers, according to the Indus River System Authority (IRSA). IRSA data also shows that Tarbela […]

World Bank to provide $300 million out of total $402 million for Punjab’s agriculture transformation project

On July 1st, the Punjab government will launch the Punjab Resilient and Inclusive Agriculture Transformation (PRIAT) project. According to official records, the World Bank will pay $300 million out of a total cost of $402 million, the provincial government will contribute $18 million, and farmers will pay the remaining $85 million. Digital Dera initiative launched […]