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Ongoing construction: Commerce ministry’s reply sought on port’s impact on ecology

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has issued orders for impleading the federal commerce ministry as party to the proceedings regarding the likely threats to ecology due to the ongoing construction of the multi-billion deep sea port. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, directed the petitioner to file an amended title of the petition, naming […]

Cold snap forecast for next week

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LAHORE: The weeklong chill in the country’s plains began to ebb away with bright sunshine on Friday, but the meteorological department’s forecast for next week includes heavy rain and snowfall in the northern areas. Intermittent rain may trigger landslides in vulnerable parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir. Isolated heavy rain may cause flash floods […]

Fog, snowfall, rain increase cold

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ISLAMABAD: The Met office has forecast more rains and snowfall in parts of the country.  More rain with snowfall over the hills is likely at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Mardan divisions, FATA, Islamabad, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan during the next 12 hours. Cold and dry weather is expected in […]

Temperature likely to increase at 0.4C per decade in Punjab, Sindh

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LAHORE: Temperatures are likely to increase at 0.4C per decade in agricultural plains of Punjab and Sindh which will ultimately increase water requirement for crops and heat wave conditions may retard crop growth and development. This was revealed in a recent study carried out by Pakistan Metrological Department, which further revealed that temperature in agricultural […]

Cold wave

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The story is the same every winter. The temperature drops, there is snow and rain in different parts of the country and the government is at a complete loss in coping with it. The problem has been particularly acute in Balochistan, where an emergency was declared after just two days of snow. Most cities in […]

Country shivers with cold

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LAHORE/QUETTA – A very cold wave engulfed most parts of Pakistan as rain-thunderstorm and snowfall occurred in parts of the country yesterday. Roads were blocked in Chitral, Gilgit Baltistan and other hilly areas in the north, including Kashmir, while emergency was declared in parts of Balochistan in the south after heavy snowfall there. Rain with thunder […]

Low water levels: Riverine life comes under threat

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SUKKUR: The riverine life of River Indus has been threatened by the alarming decrease in the water level. The water was released into the downstream due to the annual closure of the Sukkur Barrage and its seven off taking canals and thus the riverine life including fish and turtles have become vulnerable. However, ample water has […]

Court seeks statistics on felled trees

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought a report from the Parks and Horticulture Authority showing statistics of trees felled in the provincial metropolis in the wake of different mega projects, including Orange Line Metro Train, Gulberg signal-free corridor and widening of Canal Road. PTI leader Andleeb Abbas filed a petition questioning extensive cutting […]

Agri sector being badly hit by climate change: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid has said that Pakistan is the 7th country in the world which is being affected seriously due to climate change. “Agriculture sector of the country is being badly affected due to climate change and disturbance of seasons and decreasing water level in the earth. In future, the […]