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Concern expressed over land erosion in coastal areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senate Standing Committee, on Planning, Development and reforms has stressed the need for resolving issues of non-conventional security threats of the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. In its recent meeting, the Senate committee discussed the serious issue of sea erosion. Kareem Khawaja, on the occasion said "We need to understand the gravity of issue in the provinces which are facing serious threats of sea intrusion and land erosion". He asked…Read More

Sindh loses 3.5m acres to sea by land erosion

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Nearly 3.5 million acres of agricultural land in Sindh has been eroded since 1956 and coastal districts of the province will be submerged by 2050 if immediate measures are not taken to protect the Indus Delta, experts said. "Badin, Thatta and Sajawal will be underwater by 2050 if 35 million acre feet (MAF) of water are not released from the Indus Delta," claimed Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum Chairperson Ali Shah. The government should investigate the reason for the…Read More

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Coastal areas erosion causing huge ecological loss

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A national consultation workshop on coastal erosion in Pakistan has recently been held in Karachi where major stakeholders, chiefly the government agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, and local communities working along the coast of Pakistan gave their input and participants unanimously acknowledged the intensity of the coastal erosion issue which is causing huge economic and ecological losses along the coasts of Pakistan. The Coastal Erosion…Read More

UN ready to execute project on coasts erosion

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STAFF REPORT KHI: : The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will soon start implementation of a two-year regional project jointly in Pakistan and Thailand to address the coastal issues related to sea level rise and coastal erosion. "Climate Change Division and IUCN Pakistan are the national partner institutions for the implementation of project activities in Pakistan," disclosed Inspector General Forest, Climate Change Division, Syed Mahmood Nasir, while addressing the…Read More