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PAKISTAN’S OTHER EMERGENCY

WE RECENTLY SPOKE WITH ABAN MARKER-KABRAJI, THE INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF NATURE’S ASIA DIRECTOR. EXCERPTS:

The Asian Development Bank counts Pakistan among the world’s most water-stressed countries. How grave is the threat?

Pakistan is rich in water resources but growing demand and lack of legislative frameworks—policies and strategies that prioritize conservation and management of available water resources—could have...

Heavy rain paralyses life in most parts of Balochistan

THE NEWSPAPER'S STAFF CORRESPONDENT
Published at
2013-08-07 07:14:36
 
 
QUETTA: Thunderstorms followed by heavy rain paralysed life on Tuesday night as Quetta and other parts of Balochistan plunged into darkness after power supply was suspended from the main transmission line.
 
One child was killed after the wall a house collapsed in Nawan Killi, a locality in the outskirts of Quetta.
 

Bigger flooding threat feared in coming weeks

By Our Correspondents / Maha Mussadaq
Published: August 6, 2013
 

QUETTA / MULTAN / HYDERABAD / ISLAMABAD: The head of the National Disaster Management Authority on Monday downplayed the flash flooding calamity that hit parts of the country last week, insisting that things were under control for now but warned of challenges in the upcoming weeks and months.

Floods played havoc in 50 countries in five centuries

Sabir Shah
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 
From Print Edition
 
LAHORE: Still reeling from the adverse effects of the deadly July 2010 floods, which had claimed over 2,000 lives and had directly affected about 20 million people mostly by destruction of property, livelihood and infrastructure, Pakistan is again bracing up for yet another catastrophe of similar nature in 2013.
 

Aqua bomb against Pakistan

Khurram Ali Khan

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 - Water wars is a phrase used, across the world, to describe increased competition for water resources, due to drought, climate change, or increasing populations; controversies over and reduced access due to privatization of water services; or the role of these tensions in leading to physical conflicts, within or among nations. Experts say it would be the era… in which rivers, lakes and aquifers become national security assets to be fought over, or controlled through surrogate armies and client states.
 

Met office issues flood warning

Monday, August 05, 2013
Staff Report 
 
LAHORE: Met Department has issued a flood warning for adjoining area of Ravi River and stated that a low-level flood was in the river while City District Government had erected temporary banks near river to save areas from flood water.
 

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