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Flood contingency plan finalized

By: Khaleeq Kiani ISLAMABAD: Anticipating 5-15 per cent above-normal rainfall and erratic downpours during the current monsoon season, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has finalized a Rs23 billion contingency plan for providing relief to about 29.2 million people likely to be affected by floods. The National Monsoon Contingency Plan, 2012, has been prepared in […]


Water and Environment Ministry let Pakistan down

By: Zeeshan Javaid ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Ministry and the Environment Ministry let Pakistan down over the 45MW controversial Nimo Bazgo hydropower project, constructed in Indian-held Kashmir. Sources privy to the development said that both ministries had started accusing each other and were not ready to take the responsibility for losing the case of […]


Water shortage looming as Met officials blame wrong information

By: Dilshad Azeem ISLAMABAD: The uncontrolled monsoon water has started running into the sea with existing reservoirs far below their storage capacity despite their yearly deadline expired six weeks back. “We have no option but to let the unpredictable monsoon water flow into the sea without its regulation mainly due to non-existence of required reservoirs,” […]


NGOs air concerns over Zulfikarabad project

KARACHI: Nongovernmental organizations working in the field of environment have expressed their apprehensions about the proposed new city project, Zulfikarabad, that is to be built in the ecologically-sensitive Indus Delta about 150km from the city. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) of this huge project has not yet been conducted although the government officials concerned assured […]


South Asia faces threat of either drought or flood

By: Kalbe Ali The sudden propping up of the so-called El Nino effects in South Asia has delayed the monsoon rains in Pakistan and India, which can cause a drought-like situation in the entire region, and also worried experts who fear another round of floods if the phenomenon takes an obverse turn. “Currently the winds […]


Cloudy weather

Karachi: The Meteorological Department on Monday predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather with chances of drizzle/light rain with range of maximum temperature between 32 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius for Tuesday (today). The minimum temperature on Monday was 28 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature was 32 degrees Celsius with 72 per cent humidity. The […]


Heavy monsoon likely to cause disaster, Senate body told

By: Ijaz Kakakhel ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change was informed on Monday that there was a strong possibility of disaster from monsoon rains this year and that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) required Rs 16.946 billion to deal with an emergency situation. The committee was told that the country expected five […]


KESC takes part in Environment Excellence Awards

Karachi: The Karachi Electric Supply Company’s Energy Conservation (EC) Department actively participated in the 9th Annual Environment Excellence Awards 2012 held on July 12.The Energy Conservation Department of the KESC has played a key role to make this event successful. During the event, the EC team remained engaged in providing useful information amongst the participants […]