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Pakistan among 10 states exposed to natural hazards

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is among the 10 countries with the most people exposed to natural hazards, according to data compiled by Verisk Maplecroft, a UK-based risk management company. India also has a billion people at risk, with China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan. In all, 1.4 billion people in South Asia are exposed to at least one major natural hazard, from severe storms to flooding and earthquakes, researchers said. "Recent or prolonged conflict can…Read More

Pakistan is exposed to more intensified and frequent heat waves

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A seminar focusing on theme "Future Trends of Heat Waves: How to Cope?" was organized by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). The purpose of the seminar was to disseminate and aware the general public and sensitize policy makers to guide them in order to cope with impending heat wave challenges that are outcome of climate change phenomenon. Dr. Fahad Saeed, Research Fellow at SDPI, said during his presentation on heat wave simulation model’…Read More

Kinnow orchards exposed to multiple threats in Pakistan

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article image The citrus fruit grown in Pakistan is considered to be the most important for better economic earning and its dietetic value. Citrus has generally been a source of foreign exchange earnings and its domestic need is also growing in the country. There are a lot of stresses which is coming on citrus industry in Pakistan. Due to these stresses especially lack of modern techniques, only 10 per cent citrus is exported to other countries. Citrus stands as the second most important fruit…Read More

Claims on GM cotton, corn crops yields increase st and exposed

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article image Paras Ali THOUGH PAKISTAN has the privilege of producing the cotton of international quality, which has the potential to earn a huge foreign exchange, yet its per acre yield (productivity) has not shown any significant progress for the last over five years despite the national seed companies had introduced genetically modified (Bt) cotton in the country. Unluckily, multinational companies could not succeed in introducing this crucial productive technology to Pakistan. The…Read More

Karachi st and s exposed to climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Karachi, the main hub of Pakistan’s international trade, now stands exposed to multiple challenges like disorganised, ill-coordinated institutional and governance framework with substantial capacity deficits."The people and assets are at possible risk and key actions are desperately required to make Karachi a resilient city in addition to identifying the critical governance, institutional, technological gaps and constraints," cautions a recent study assessing the…Read More