Heatwave, flood biggest climate change threats

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan has become the third top-most affected country in the world hit by climate change in the past few years. This years biggest challenge will be the heatwave and flood and there is a desperate to cope with the situation in order to minimize maximum damage to especially to agriculture.


This was stated by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) Director General Dr Ghulam Rasul while addressing a seminar titled “World Metrological Day” organised by the PMD in collaboration with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) at PMD Headquarters.


Dr Rasul said they would ensure early warning system to facilitate public during a heat wave situation so that the death rate could be minimised as compared to deaths reported last year. He said the PMD was working with the Karachi Electric (KE) for ensuring flow of information with it about heat wave so that the KE could stop load shedding during the heat wave this year.


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Published in: Volume 07 Issue 13

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