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Relief Efforts:

As part of its strategy from Malakand Division and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) organized a series of training sessions for government officials and partners (including UN agencies, NGOs, Civil authorities, the Military and the Police).

The training sessions aimed to enhance the capacities of officials in coordination during emergencies and to discuss effective ways of developing standard operating procedures (SOPs). Read More



Around 79 per cent water samples unsafe in rural areas of Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) Monday pointed out that 79 per cent water samples in rural areas of Punjab are unsafe and only 21 per cent samples were safe when compared with Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA).

According to sources in PCRWR, water quality monitoring in rural ares of 12 districts of Punjab was conducted recently.

This monitoring programme was conducted in 49 tehsils, 1227 union councils and 2090 villages.In total 10,440 water samples were collected and evaluated by conducting field and laboratory analysis.

Water samples found unsafe in Attock were 89 per cent,Bahawalpur 93 per cent, Faisalabad 90 per cent,Gujranwala 75 per cent, Gujrat 84 per cent, Kasur 79 per cent, Lahore 69 per cent,Multan 94 per cent, Rawalpindi 83 per cent, Sargodha 88 per cent, Sheikhupura 65 per cent, while in Sialkot 55 per cent water samples were found unsafe. Read More

14 July2011

Mobile company constructs homes for flood victims

ISLAMABAD: A local mobile company Saturday marked the completion of the first phase of model homes in Rohailan Wali, Muzzaffargarh as part of its continued effort to provide relief and rehabilitation to flood affectees. Read More……

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