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Poor land management, outdated irrigation system cause floods

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Large number of dams is the  answer

Tanvir Siddiqi

Islamabad: Global warming with consequential climate change might be one explanation for Pakistan’s devastating floods, but scientists believe poor land management and outdated irrigation systems are also to blame for the devastation caused by the worst floods in the country’s history.

Flooding has battered Pakistan since the onset of heavy monsoon rains a month ago, affecting almost the entire country from north to south.

More than 1,600 people have died and more than 6 million are homeless, according to the U.N. The total population affected is at least 17 million.Read More »Poor land management, outdated irrigation system cause floods

Lahore being labeled most polluted city across country

* Industrial units stuck in residential areas causing land, air pollution
* Factories also causing difficulties for city planners to provide basic facilities
* Many rubber, steel industries discharging untreated effluent into River Ravi

By Afnan Khan

LAHORE: The cultural metropolis is being labeled the country’s most polluted city, as huge industrial units stuck in the middle of densely-populated areas are constantly adding to environmental degradation. Read More »Lahore being labeled most polluted city across country

New thinking on public parks

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Ahmad Rafay Alam

The Supreme Court and the High Courts have always been the protectors of parks and green spaces. Recently, the Supreme Court had a wholesale shopping market in Karachi agree to relocate after finding that the land it occupied was originally meant for public space. The Supreme Court is also hearing cases regarding commercial activities in a park in Islamabad.Read More »New thinking on public parks

Saidpur Village-a popular recreational spot for tourists

saidpurvillageISLAMABAD: Preserving centuries-old Saidpur Village located in the foothills of Margalla is no doubt a remarkable effort to help revive the dying arts of the region and promote inter-civilisation harmony.

The place which has the footprints of various civilizations, including Gandhara, Greek, Buddhist, Mughal, Ashoka and the colonial periods, is now serving as a popular recreational spot for both local and foreign visitors as various restaurants, picnic spots, art gallery and cafes have been setup to entertain the visitors.Read More »Saidpur Village-a popular recreational spot for tourists