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Looming crisis

June 11, 2018

Climate change is a global problem but unfortunately it is one that will affect our country the most. The Global Climate Risk Index 2018 report put Pakistan as the 7th most vulnerable country to climate change. Pakistan is getting recurrently affected from extreme weather events. The super floods of 2010...

The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in the Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on Wednesday. The Global Peace Index (GPI) 2018 has just come out and findings have confirmed that violence has increased world over. Over the last decade, this planet that we all call...

In recent years Islamabad has become a hub of numerous problems; however there are two that have become a serious headache for the residents. The first problem is the commercial use of residential properties and the second being the issue of encroachments. Despite strict guidelines and laws of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) in the last decade hundreds of commercial...

The detailed judgment behind a controversial Lahore High Court decision to acquit the son of a prominent lawyer who is accused of mercilessly stabbing a classmate 23 times was issued on Thursday, with the judge ruling that the prosecution had failed to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt. Last week Lahore High Court acquitted Shah Hussain, son of a lawyer, who was convicted...

Back in 2016, a report by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) warned that the country will approach absolute water scarcity by 2025.The report said that the country touched the ‘water stress line’ in 1990 and crossed the ‘water scarcity line’ in 2005, predicting that If this situation continues, then chances are high the country will face acute...

In order to give realization to the people about environmental pollution and issue of climate change United Nations designates every year June 5 as World Environment Day. On the day it is highlighted that how slowly and gradually human beings are treating environment so recklessly. Environment is one of the treasures of nature, but it is alarming that with the rapid pace...

After comprehensively beating England in the first test by nine wickets at Lords, Pakistan lived up to their reputation in the second test at Headingley as England won by an innings and 55 runs. This is what Pakistan fans are now used to, the national team is fully capable of routing any team on its day but at the same time it is also capable of capitulating in spectacular...

Burning hills

June 4, 2018

Since the start of summers there have been numerous incidents of fire in the Magalia Hills. As a result hundred of trees have been burnt down, which make take years to restore. Although wildfires can be caused due to natural causes but the sheer number of incidents in the Margalla Hills have raised suspicion of arson. In fact, a case has also been registered with the Kohsar...

Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (retd) Nasirul Mulk assured on Friday that elections in Pakistan will be timely and transparent. The caretaker prime minister spoke briefly with journalists following his oath-taking ceremony, telling them he would fulfill the responsibility he had come for. Top government officials and dignitaries attended the ceremony, including former...

A social activist and prominent member of the Sikh community in Peshawar was killed on Tuesday in what appeared to be a targeted attack. As per police report Charnjeet Singh, was on his way home from his shop when unidentified men opened fire at him, killing him on the spot. The attackers immediately fled after having committed the heinous crime. This incident of target...

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