Hanging toilet is the only option for River Indus delta women

By Farheen Amna Fareed THATTA, SINDH The sea level rise has submerged several remote fishermen settlements and hamlets scattered along the estuary of River Indus in its delta in Thatta district of Sindh. Several settlements have been inundated and there is no place to construct a toilets, therefore, the residents have built hanging toilets few feet More...

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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 Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Internally displaced due to impact of climate change

Ali Gul Rind MITHI, THARPARKAR: Due to non-productivity of fodder in Thar Desert in 2015, Jaitmaal Singh, a native of Haryar village is considering to move. Since whatever little resources he had have gone to waste, More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

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 Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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

Climate change causes water scarcity, food insecurity in Tharparkar

Abdul Hussain Nagri MITHI, THARPARKAR: Considering the precious resource of water, Tharparkar is considered to be one of the most sensitive and insecure areas in Asia. Residents have faced severe drought at least More...

By Editor On Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Garbage of KP’s Takht Bhai finds no place

Abdur Razzaq MARDAN, KP: Residents of Takht Bhai, a important town of KP’s district Mardan, use to dump garbage on Takkar Road near Grand Trunk (GT) Road, increase miseries of people, commuters, shopkeepers More...

By Editor On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

World Toilet Day today: 685,000 Pakistani children died since 2000 due to lack of toilets—WaterAid

By Amar Guriro KARACHI, SINDH: Carrying her ailing daughter in her lap, Kathirah, in her mid thirties, a housewife and mother of seven, has no enough money to take her child to any doctor, so she is treating her More...

By Editor On Monday, November 17th, 2014

Dried freshwater sources force farmers to cultivate crops on sewage in Balochistan

Malik Achakzai QUETTA : Talib Aka lived in Balochistan’s, the militancy stuck province’s Killa Abdullah district. He and his fellow villagers had enough cultivated land before the two decades long drought spread More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Will pollution take marine life to a stake?

Hamid ur Rehman KARACHI: For Mohammad, a 75 year old fisherman, hopes comes to an end as the pollution destroys the marine life especially the fish, which always remained only source of livelihood for him and his More...