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Climate change impacts hitting Pakistan hard

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is among the 12 countries that is hard hit by the climate change problem and unfortunately due to unprecedented climatic change and human activities are habitats are being lost or are being degraded. These views were expressed by University of Karachi Vice Chancellor Dr M. Qaiser while addressing an inaugural session of the conference on Climate Change and Phytodiversity: Challenges and Opportunities’. The event was organised by the Pakistan Botanical…Read More

Climate change impacts hitting Pakistan hard

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is among the 12 countries that is hard hit by the climate change problem and unfortunately due to unprecedented climatic change and human activities are habitats are being lost or are being degraded. These views were expressed by University of Karachi Vice Chancellor Dr M. Qaiser while addressing an inaugural session of the conference on Climate Change and Phytodiversity: Challenges and Opportunities’. The event was organised by the Pakistan Botanical Society…Read More

Power crisis hitting industrial activities hard

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article image STAFF REPORT FSD: Pakistan’s industrial growth has received a major blow in the shape of constant energy crisis as its textile exports have come down $14 billion mark as it remained at $13.84 billion with growth of 3.9 per cent in 2013-14. In 2012-13, textile exports were $13.06 billion and the exporters were confident to cross the bar of $15 billion this year, but the severe energy shortage, lack of necessary funds, deteriorating economic conditions and negative edge of…Read More

Gas crisis hitting farm yields hard

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article image By Samz PATHE RECENTLY announced government policy to divert natural gas towards the energy sector and curtail it for Urea manufacturing and other sectors is a decision which may have serious consequences for the agriculture sector and further discourage the investors. The natural gas is a fossil fuel and it will ultimately deplete, this is all the more reason to be careful about its usage.Manufacturing sector which is directly linked with agriculture is suffering. Urea which is a basic…Read More

Delayed cane crushing hitting farmers hard

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The inordinate delay in cane crushing has left the growers in a quandary. Long queues of tractor trolleys and trucks can be seen outside sugar mills in various districts of Sindh which have started crushing and this process would take too many days to offload the cane at these mills.Growers were expecting that timely cane crushing would relieve them of financial constraints and enable them to sow Rabi crops mainly wheat after harvesting cane. But contrary to their expectations…Read More