November 11, 2013

Pakistan facing five major risks related to climate change

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Associated Press of Pakistan

Pakistan is facing existence of five major risks related to climate change including rise in sea level, glacial retreats, floods, higher average temperature and higher frequency of droughts.

In addition, being a predominantly agricultural economy, climate change is estimated to decrease crop yields in Pakistan not only as a result of flooding, but also as a result of changing temperatures, which in turn will affect livelihoods and food production.Read More »Pakistan facing five major risks related to climate change

A CHILD NAMED THROOR

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BY PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER

ali-sukhanver2“I am going to address a crowd of brainless dummies”, the Indian Union Minister Mr. Shashi Throor might have been thinking when he was getting his video-message recorded for the Young Indo-Pak Entrepreneurs Conference to be held at Jinnah Auditorium Islamabad on 29th October this year. The audience included 22 Indian delegates and officials of the Indian High Commission, including envoy TCA Raghavan. The rest of them were delegates from Pakistan, Pakistani officials, international media-men, and foreign diplomats. Mr. Throor began his video-address by emphasizing the importance and need to strengthen bilateral trade but later took a harder line and started suggesting to the Pakistani government what it must do for the improvement of its relations with India. He shifted all blame onto the shoulders of Pakistan by saying, “Incidents like the Mumbai attacks and the recent violations on Line of Control show a gap between Pakistan’s official statements and military Read More »A CHILD NAMED THROOR