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 of fishing. About 150 kilometres from Karachi, dwellers of Keti Bander are hit by frequent natural disasters. Ramzan says his grandfather, More...

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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
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A changing world

Farheen Amna Fareed KARACHI: Seawater is standing at a distance while the bare-footed children are playing. Women can be seen carrying utensils to find freshwater and firewood for their households. Chairman Pakistan More...

By Editor On Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Fishermen, the casualties of climate change

Shahzad Anwar KARACHI: A concrete wall is raised in Chashma village, adjacent to the historic fishermen’s settlement Ibrahim Haideri in Karachi to stop seawater intrusion, yet not all has become hunky dory for More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Amid rising sea, Karachi’s fishermen fear the future

Moomal Manzoor KARACHI: Shehrbano of Chashma Goth, the historical fishermen village in Karachi, is an example of courage. Her husband, once a waterman, is suffering from paralysis for the last 19 years, and she More...

By Editor On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Karachi’s fishermen in debt trap

Amir Chouhan KARACHI: Few years back when Juman Jatt went to distant waters to fish, he always returned with ample catch to feed his family for months. But now, it’s just the opposite. Juman is a dweller of More...