Tag: migration

Risk of Mass-migration from Quetta City Looms if the Government fails to build or delay the construction of dams

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article image QUETTA: IUCN Pakistan and Taraqee Foundation in partnership with the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water, MUET, Jamshoro (with support from University of Utah, USA); and the Government of Balochistan organized a two-day Expert Consultation on Strengthening Research-Policy Interface Improving Water Management in Balochistan at Serena Hotel Quetta today. The Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The participants of the…Read More

Climate change driving migration to urban areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) countries have poor healthcare and educational conditions and high population growth, poverty and urbanization rates. Rural-urban migration is becoming one of the most obvious factors induced by climate change, which is profoundly changing the society as whole in Pakistan. Speakers said this during a session "Impact of climate change on human capital and security" recently organised by SDPI in…Read More

Experts for halt to climate-change driven migration

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STAFF REPORT ISB:Pakistan urgently requires a national migration policy to pre-empt and mitigate any significant migration trends caused by changes in climate, according to climate experts. They were speaking at the recent launch of a study conducted by LEAD Pakistan, an environmental and development NGO in Islamabad. They said that a large number of people are migrating from villages due to effects of climate change, according to the study. The experts stressed the need for a…Read More

Thar drought and migration

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THIS YEAR, due to lack of monsoon rains, the area is again experiencing a drought and the district government has already recommended declaring the district as calamity-hit. There are indications that the situation might turn out to be more serious than it was in 1985-87 and 1999-2000 when Tharparkar had its worst droughts in last three decades.The last year’s delayed devastating rains, causing immense runoff, left more than two-thirds area with no grass/crops. Even the undamaged parts…Read More

Migration of species due to social change

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article image By Muhammad ZiadPULL UP your socks for another vital problem which cannot be considered as a major one but it is…………….!Social change is the transformation of culture and social organization/structure over time. In the modern world we are aware that society is never static and that social, political, economic and cultural changes occur constantly. These changes are regularly affecting not only the human life but also greatly affecting the wildlife species and these changes either cause…Read More