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Adverse weather and flourishing agriculture of Pakistan

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Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Around 44 percent population of Pakistan is directly connected with agriculture, that shares 41 percent of GDP and provides 70 percent raw materials for the textile industry. Unfortunately, it was declined in the past. Now, the situation is completely changed. Agriculture is flourishing because of modern technology and […]…Read More

UET, PMD join hands for weather info service on mobiles

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, and Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalize liaison in the promotion of training exchange, workshops and research collaboration. Vice-Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid and Director General PMD Ghulam Rasool signed the documents at the campus in Lahore. The agreement envisages collaboration between both organizations, a mobile-based…Read More

Cold, dry weather badly hit farm, livestock sectors

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The continuous cold and dry weather across the country has badly affected the agriculture and livestock sectors and may result in significant decline in the production of crops, said experts. "The prolonged cold weather would hit the expected production target of 64 million tons of sugarcane and 4 million tons of potatoes," said Chairman Pakistan Agri-Forum, Ibrahim Moghul, while talking to the media. He said that the cold weather had badly affected…Read More

Extreme weather pummeling Asia

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article image By Naseem SheikhCLIMATIC CHANGES are actually happening and the Earth is heating up, the glaciers are melting and water is being consumed by the growing population. With the scarcity of water, there is less food to grow and South Asia is the most vulnerable region of the world as its population is growing far too quickly and the glaciers in the Himalayas depleting very fast. For Pakistan, the bad news is that the River Indus is 30 to 40 per cent dependent on the Himalayan glaciers.It's not…Read More

Looming water scarcity due to changing weather patterns

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article image By Muhammad ArifeenPAKISTAN IS fast shifting from a water-stressed to a water-scarce country.The UN Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Statistical Yearbook for 2011 states that changing weather patterns across the world have increased the occurrence and intensity of the earth’s natural hazards such as torrential rains, floods, droughts and cyclones; which affect countries such as Australia, China, Myanmar and, most importantly, Pakistan.The report makes it clear that there has been a…Read More