MIRPURKHAS/TANDO ALLAHYAR: Sitting on a borrowed cot under the open sky on the side of a link road that terminates in his village, the elderly Bheeko Kohli describes how he has gone hungry for the past three days. Crying, he points to a small quantity of wheat lying on the ground that is now too wet to be consumed.
LAHORE - Poor implementation of environmental laws and regulations cost the country Rs 1 billion daily as threats of further deterioration loom large amid a rising population, depleting resources and global warming. The country is vulnerable to frequent natural disasters in the form of droughts, floods and earthquakes which cost the country additional losses amounting to billions.
ISLAMABAD / SKARDU, April 7: No headway could be made in the rescue operation till Saturday night as soldiers braving inclement weather struggled to dig deep into an avalanche that hit a battalion headquarters in Siachen`s Gayari sector, searching for 124 soldiers and 11 civilians trapped beneath.
PESHAWAR: Financial constraints and issues related to flawed implementation of the disaster risk management measures were highlighted by experts as impediments compromising the provincial government`s ability to mitigate future flood-related losses.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 9: Four western agencies working in Sindh to help millions of people affected by the floods came out on Wednesday with a sombre warning, saying a shortage of funds might force them to close their relief programmes.
KARAK/NOWSHERA: Several villages were inundated and standing crops destroyed when heavy rain caused flood in various water channels in Karak district on Wednesday.
The heavy rain, started early in the morning, wreaked havoc with standing crops as it caused floods in seasonal water channels of Gango, Lawagher and Stoghora.
LAHORE: The new spell of the monsoon rains began on Thursday and the Met Office forecast isolated heavy falls in several cities in Punjab, including Lahore, and upper parts of the country in the next 48 hours.
Heavy rains and strong winds may generate urban and flash flooding in the local rivers and streams, said the Met Department in its warning.
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Thursday officially released report of an inquiry conducted by a judicial tribunal on causes of major breaches in river Indus during the exceptionally high floods last year.
ISLAMABAD, March 23: Given the frequency of natural disasters in the world and the devastation that they cause, one would have expected public institutions to welcome offers of training in survival methods, but not the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).