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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 […]