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Rest in Peace Nadim Shafiqullah

It is with a deep sense of grief and sadness that we announce the passing away of Indus Earth Trustee, Nadim Shafiqullah. He had a very long association with IET and the Trustees and staff will alway be remembered him as a wonderful human being, a committed Trustee and a great friend of the organization. He will be missed by all of us. May God grant him a place in heaven and give his family the courage to bear this

‘Water for Women’ Project Phase 2 launched

Indus Earth Trust is pleased to announce the continuation of its relationship with Coca-Cola for water replenishment project ‘Water for Women’ #InKohistan in Thatta district, Sindh. IET’s water replenishment target was set at 750,000 litres. IET achieved 215 million litres in that project! After over achieving the set target of water replenishment, Coca Cola has funded PKR 14 million for phase two in Jhimpir, #InKohistan. This project aims to harvest rain water and replenish 200 million litres of water directly benefitting 2,200

صدیوں سے صنف نازک کا مقسوم قرار دی گئی مشقت

بارش، ساون، برکھا رت، برسات، آنسو، اردو ادب کا جزو لازم ہیں، لیکن یہ آب یعنی پانی صرف اردو ادب کا ہی نہیں بلکہ زندگی کا بھی جزو لازم ہے کہ جہاں پانی ہے وہاں حیات ہے۔ خدا کی اس وسیع و عریض کائنات میں زمین اب تک کا وہ واحد معلوم سیارہ ہے جہاں پانی موجود ہے، اور پانی ہی کی وجہ سے حیات بھی موجود ہے۔ اب تک سائنس دانوں نے جتنے بھی سیارے دریافت کیے ان میں اب

The women of Kohistan suffer in silence as they search for water that doesn’t exist

Hazoora, a 24-year-old native of Kohistan (an arid piece of land located near Thatta), complains that her hair is falling due to transporting heavy cans of water on her head since she was eight-years-old. She travels approximately one to eight kilometres every day to fetch her share of water, and her body aches from carrying six to seven buckets of water daily for domestic needs. Even her pregnancy did not put an end to her ordeal since water is not a

پیاسے کوہستان کی بیٹیاں نازک نہیں

21 ویں صدی کا 17 واں سال گزر رہا ہے، دنیا نے ستاروں اور سیاروں پر کمند ڈال دی ہے، جدید ٹیکنالوجی نے تصوراتی طلسم تک کو سچ کر دکھایا ہے، اِس جدید دور میں ہماری جہتیں کیا ہیں اِس کا اندازہ اخباروں کی سرخیاں اور ٹی وی چینلوں کی لال پٹیاں خوب بتاتی ہیں۔ آبادی کے ساتھ پسماندگی بھی بڑھتی جا رہی ہے، کراچی سے صرف چند کلومیٹر دور (کینجھر اور بحریہ ٹاؤن کے درمیان) اِسی طرح کے کچھ ایسے

بدقسمت اور بے بس خواتین کا جہیز

بیٹی کی پیدائش پر خوشی صرف اس کی ماں کو تھی کیونکہ وہ اب شدید تکلیف سے نجات حاصل کرچکی ہے مگر وہ یہ سوچ کر بھی ہلکان ہوئے جارہی تھی کہ نہ جانے اس کا مستقبل کیا ہوگا کیونکہ وہ ایک فرسودہ روایات والے قبیلے کا حصہ تھی۔ مریم(فرضی نام) کی پیدائش سے قبل اُس کی ماں نے بہت سی پریشانیوں کا سامنا کیا، حاملہ ہونے کے باوجود وہ پابند تھی کہ چار سے پانچ کلو میٹر پیدل چل کر


Ninety percent of women in the arid rangeland of Kohistan spend their day fetching water according to a survey conducted by the Indus Earth Trust. The learnings were discussed at an exposure visit for journalists for the “Water for Women” supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation. The PKR19million Water for Women project includes rain water reservoirs, check dams, hand pumps and WASH training for children in schools. Trustees of Indus Earth Trust, Afia Salam and Faisal Kapadia welcomed the delegation. Representative of Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola grants Rs. 19 million to Indus Earth Trust for Water for Women Project

Indus Earth Trust is launching a water replenishment project in Kohistan, Thatta district for which Coca-Cola has provided assistance amounting to Rs. 19 million. Focusing on water resource management systems the project aims to provide remote communities in Kohistan, Thatta with access to water through replenishment of ground water and rainwater harvesting. The project will benefit about 600 households in some 40 villages, and targets SDG 3 (Better health and Wellbeing) and SDG 6 (Clean water and Sanitation). The project will focus on

IET at IUCN Congress, Honululu, 2016.

IET’s CEO Shahid Sayeed Khan attended the IUCN Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, held in September 2016, and presented IET’s proposal on Declaration of Astola Island as a Marine Protected Area, to facilitate the conservation of Pakistan’s heritage, its ecologically rich coastal belt. The proposal was accepted and endorsed by all the 10,000 IUCN members attending the conference. The agenda of the congress was how best to preserve the eco system that the world relies on and reduce the rising temperatures so that

IET delivers Food Packages to 52 Widows & Disabled Women in Neelam Colony, Karachi.

In continuation of the IET’s endeavour of providing Food Aid, started last year in Ramzan, this year too IET distributed 52 Food Packages to Widows & Disabled Women in Neelam Colony Karachi on 3rd August, 2016. The distribution ceremony was arranged by the registered Community Organizations setup by IET in Neelam Colony. IET’s GM Finance and Accounts Mr. Asim Muhammed Khan, HR and Admin Officer Mr. S. Omair Abbas Ali and IET’s team member Mr. Saeed took part in the distribution