Date archive forSeptember, 2015
By Editor On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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‘Karachi has a Mass Transit, but does not have a System’

Staff Report KARACHI While energy use in transport is likely to double in coming years, it is imperative that emissions are drastically cut down and at the same time more efficient and comfortable means of transportation More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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Karachi’s historical fishermen settlements are still without water

Press Release KARACHI: A large number of fisherwomen and men on Wednesday took out a rally in fishermen locality in Karachi, demanding to ensure drinking water. The rally started from Sachal Hall, the Secretariat More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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Climate change ‘turns’ farmer into carpenter

Farman Karim Baig Gilgit: Roza Khan, a native of Bagrot in Datucha village was involved in agriculture since years, but since severe floods destroyed his fields, he switched his profession and began working as More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Flash floods uproot trees, destroy infrastructure in Gilgit-Baltistan

Qasim Shah GILGIT: With great efforts, forefathers of Qamber Ali had planted fruit trees in their agricultural field, which are now no more because of being washed away by flash floods. Ali is a resident of Sher More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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How climate change has endangered Thar Desert’s agriculture

Ghulam Murtaza Lashari MITHI, THARPARKAR: Tharparkar district has been witnessing a drought-like situation since years but in 2015, despite rains, miseries of its inhabitants could not be minimised. For Hajran, More...

By Editor On Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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After droughts, rains add insult to injury of Tharis

Many inhabitants returned to their villages following the first shower in hope of fodder for their animals but there wasn’t much to their surprise. Photo by Amar Guriro Hanif Samoon MITHI, THARPARKAR: Habibullah More...

By Editor On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Glacial lake outburst floods become more frequent in Bagrot valley of Gilgit

Manzar Shigri GILGIT: It is almost two months now that a majority of the 16,000-strong population of Bargot valley in Gilgit are forced to live without electricity as the Rs350 million two mega watt hydel power More...

By Editor On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Good crop in Thar still a far-fetched dream

Asad Ali MITHI, THARPARKAR: As rains were expected this monsoon, in hope that there would be enough water for a better yield, Indar Singh Thakur, a native of a village in Tharparkar district cultivated his field. More...

By Editor On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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MUET and WAPDA sign MoU on water research

Press Release JAMSHORO: Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) and Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Pakistan joined to have water research in future, Memorandum of Understanding More...

By Editor On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Lifting of sand, gravel from Malir River affects district’s waterbed, agriculture

Despite imposing Section 144 and banning the practice, hundreds of tonnes of sand and gravel are lifted from the river every day Blog by Hanif Dilmurad KARACHI, SINDH The Malir district of Karachi, which once provided More...