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Smoke-emitting vehicles hit Karachiites hard

KARACHI: Vehicular smoke is the number one cause of the growing air pollution in Karachi, causing serious environmental loss to the mega city besides spreading lung diseases in population. All major arteries of the city brave extremely higher levels of smoke in air, but various departments and agencies related to environmental control; traffic regulations, motor […]


Humid weather forecast over most part of country

By: M RAFIQUE GORAYA Meteorological Department has said that season low lies over northwest Baluchistan and its trough extending south-east. Mainly humid weather is expected over most parts of the country on Saturday However isolated thunder showers is expected over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmir. Rain/thundershower is expected at isolated places of Rawalpindi, Lahore, Gujranwala, […]


Agriculture: climate change

By: KHAN FARAZ Peshawar: Agriculture is the mainstay of our country’s economy. According to Pakistan Economic Survey 2011-12, the agriculture sector is critical for growth, exports, incomes and food security, and for industrialisation. It is the second largest sector of the economy and contributes about 21 percent to the GDP, generates productive employment opportunities for […]


Climate change ministry Cell stops functioning as staff sent home

By:Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD: Operations of the clean development mechanism cell of the Ministry of Climate Change have come to a standstill after services of its staff were terminated. The cell, on the fifth floor of a government building, gives a deserted look with stacks and stacks of files but no technical staff to go through […]


Rainstorm cuts power supply by 1,550MW

By: Ahmad Fraz Khan LAHORE: Rainstorm and strong winds lashed power installations in Muzaffargarh district on Friday, cutting the electricity available in the national grid by 1,550MW. The storm hit five circuits of the transmission system and 13 towers of 220KV and two towers of 500KV were uprooted, according to sources. The damage sustained by […]


President launches monsoon tree campaign; vows to make country green

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday launched the monsoon tree plantation campaign by planting an olive tree sapling at the Presidency, with a commitment to make the country green and environment-friendly. The tree plantation campaign is organised every year during spring and monsoon seasons. About 30 million saplings are planned to be planted in […]


Rain floods Ramazan bazaars

SIALKOT: Widespread torrential rain lashed the region, breaking the long spell of muggy weather and providing relief to the prolonged power outages beaten faithfuls in the holy month of Ramazan. The public at large heaved a sigh of relief and termed the rain as the blessings of Allah Almighty. On the contrary, the electricity supply […]


Two years on, the government is still unable to resettle flood survivors

KARACHI: Flood victims of 2010 are still struggling to piece together their shattered lives as the government has failed to play its role in their rehabilitation, said members of the Sindh People’s Commission on Disaster Prevention and Management (SPCDMP), the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER), and the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) on […]


Drizzle forecast

Karachi: The Meteorological Department on Thursday predicted partly cloudy to cloudy weather with chances of drizzle/light rain with the range of maximum temperature between 32 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius for Friday (today). As per a Met office report, the minimum temperature on Monday was 27.5 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature was 32 […]


Thousands of flood-hit continue to suffer due to government apathy

KARACHI: A representative of a non-governmental organizations network has reminded the Sindh government of its commitments made to the people affected by the 2010 floods and 2011 rains, saying a large number of them continued to suffer due to official apathy. Karamat Ali of the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, a member of […]


Agriculture: climate change

By: KHAN FARAZ Peshawar: AGRICULTURE is the mainstay of our country’s economy. According to Pakistan Economic Survey 2011-12, the agriculture sector is critical for growth, exports, incomes and food security, and for industrialization. It is the second largest sector of economy and contributes about 21 per cent to the GDP, generates productive employment opportunities for […]


KP, Balochistan pledge Rs 10bn for disaster management

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday claimed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan governments pledged Rs 7 billion and Rs 3 billion, respectively to provincial disaster management authorities (PDMAs) to meet the challenges posed by floods. NDMA Chairman Dr Zafar Qadir, while chairing the consultation ‘Climate Change Policy and Pre-Monsoon Institutional Response’, […]


Rain breaks humid spell in Lahore

LAHORE: Most parts of the city received rain on Wednesday which broke the unbearable humid spell to a certain extent. There is chance of rain today while the skies will stay patchy. Although the weather was partly cloudy yet the heat and humidity ruled most part of the day before it started raining. The MET […]


Flood forecasting system flawed: experts

By: Intikhab Hanif LAHORE: Foreign and local experts have identified flaws in the existing rain and flood forecasting system of the country and called for speedy improvements so that remote-sensing technologies being provided to it may be better utilized. Attending a two-day workshop titled ‘Accuracy and Reliability of Flood Forecasting Models by Use of Remote […]