Date archive forNovember, 2015
By Editor On Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Climate change: Adaptation, need of the hour for Sindh’s coastal communities

Rashid Ali Panhwer THATTA, SINDH: As coastal communities of Sindh struggle to strive in their native areas, there is an urgent need to adapt to the changing climate. Though some are changing profession, a majority More...

By Editor On Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Sea rise dampens hope for survival of farmers, fishermen

Sallah Abbasi THATTA: Muhammad Ramzan Mallah, a professional fisherman and resident of Allah Dino village near Keti Bundar, a town on the edges of Arabian Sea in Sindh, is unable to cope up with affects of the More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Of neglect, pain and distress: Life of fishermen at the seashore

Maria Ismail THATTA, SINDH: All over the world, seashores are recognised as fun, open air sites, where visitors and dwellers alike get close to nature and like to spend more and more time. But in Pakistan’s Sindh More...

By Editor On Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Sea rise in Thatta turns farmers into fishermen

Faraz Wajid THATTA: Muhammad Ramzan and his family of Allah Dino village in Keti Bander were involved in farming for the last two decades but due to land erosion and sea rise, they are forced to adopt the profession More...

By Editor On Saturday, November 21st, 2015

At the mercy of high tide

Ammaar Zaidi THATTA: Although the entire world is under threat from climate change, Pakistan is among the countries most vulnerable from its devastating effects. Heat waves, sporadic rains and floods are its outcomes, More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 19th, 2015

A bleak future

Shaista Jalil THATTA, SINDH: District Thatta of Sindh, which lies on the edges of Arabian Sea, and where Indus meets the sea, is suffering from sand erosion because of sea rise – an affect of the changing climate. More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Disappearing fish stocks, soil infertility cause food insecurity

Syeda Tehseen Fatima THATTA, SINDH: A seemingly abandoned area spread over hundreds of miles with dried bushes and children with amazement in their eyes and curiosity on their faces, one cannot believe this Indus More...

By Editor On Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Sea rise and the fisherman’s lament

Abdul Hafeez KARACHI: Deeply absorbed in making fishing net outside his house in scorching heat, Muhammad is not sure for how long he will be staying in Chashma Goth, where he has lived since his birth 40 years More...

By Editor On Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Rehri Goth has a public toilet. Only one.

Zulfiqar Kunbhar KARACHI: Every day, early in the morning, Nawaz Dablo, a resident of Dabla Paaro in Rehri Goth, stands in a queue, waiting for his turn to fulfil the call of nature in the area’s only public More...

By Editor On Monday, November 9th, 2015

42 vulnerable freshwater turtles rescued in Karachi

Staff Report KARACHI: A Large number of vulnerable freshwater turtles rescued in Karachi, claimed a statement issued by WWF-Pakistan on Monday, which were later handed over to the Sindh Wildlife Department for More...