By Amar Guriro - Though Karachi is notorious for its — what they call it ‘targeted killings’ a typical phrase used in which gunmen select a man as their target, come on motorbike, shoot the target and roll away silently. But apart from such
By Afia Salam - There is so much wrong in so many areas. Crimes of omission and commission. Public sector manipulations, inefficiencies and downright corruption. Collusion of the high and mighty with their
By Salman Javed – The plight of the Indus River Dolphins is well known by now due to the efforts of the World Wildlife Fund in Pakistan, less known is the plight of the Asian Black Bear, the Goitered Gazelle, the Markhor, the Sand Cat and the imperiously beautiful Snow Leopard. These are just some […]
By Afia Salam – Raining on the farmers’ parade Rain is usually considered a harbinger of joy, happiness, and for agrarian based economies like ours, fortune and prosperity. But something about the recent unexpected rain spells has been causing a lot of concern in the country. While city dwellers enjoy the cloudy relief from the […]
By Afia Salam – Once again the citizenry of Pakistan is abuzz with the news of another mega project that is taking shape in their name… that of the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Bus Rapid Transit scheme. The Government has already held the ground breaking ceremony, while planners and environmentalists are now raising the decibels about its possible […]
By Afia Salam – The rate of deforestation in Pakistan is the highest in the world. Unless this is reversed we will just be taking one step forward at any plantation drive The rate of deforestation in Pakistan is the highest in the world. Unless this is reversed we will just be taking one step […]
By Mina Sohail – Military presence in Siachen poses vast dangers to the environment The Siachen Glacier is one of the mainstays of the frosted relations between Pakistan and India. Dubbed as the “world’s highest battlefield,” the dispute has overseen military standoffs, interventions by the international community and has broader implications for the region in […]
By Afia Salam – Dr R K Pachauri, Nobel laureate. Up until 2007 when former U.S. vice president and environmental campaigner Al Gore, and Chairman of U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the debate and discourse about Climate Change had essentially remained within the academic […]
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