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Flash floods, rains kill six, injure 10 in KPK

At least six persons including four children were killed and 10 others injured in torrential rains and flash flood related incidents in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during last days. Officials in Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) told APP that two persons died in Haripur and one child each in …

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KAP matters in disaster risk management

Various studies have explained that ‘Global Assessment Reports’ suggest that Disaster risks in urban areas are increasing rapidly and half of the world population lives in the cities. The communities being sufferer and first responder in all disasters remained integral part of disaster management activities. Besides that community practices in …

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NDMA launches toolkit to make cities resilient and sustainable

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Saturday, launched the toolkit which would serve as guideline for the disaster managers to formulate effective response plans against heat wave related hazards. A regional toolkit targeted towards city governments to support heat wave management planning in Asian cities has been launched on Saturday. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Saturday, launched the toolkit during a …

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Rescue 1122 to utilize all resources to cope with any flood situation

Rescue 1122 has devised a comprehensive Action Plan to cope with any flood situation during Monsoon and all available resources will be utilized to mitigate flood damages. Talking to APP here Wednesday, District Emergency Officer (DEO), Rescue-1122 Dr. Abdul Rehman said, the relief camps are operational in designated areas since mid June. He said, …

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The Ahmed Pur Sharqia failure

No one is sure if those gathered to get the spilled over oil from the overturned tanker at Ahmad Pur Sharqia were stealing or just a bunch of greedy people grabbing at anything that could earn them a few rupees. Then there is a story making round on social media …

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Bahawalpur: tragedy and poverty

Both terrorism and poverty cause deaths in different ways. Terrorists use bullets, Ak47s, suicide jackets and other means to kill and frighten people. But poverty is a silent killer. F First, terror struck in Quetta and Parachinar and killed nearly 90 innocent people including policemen. Second, the inferno near Ahmed …

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Reclamation from lakes disturbing ecosystems, communities

Land reclamation, in the name of promoting farming, has disturbed the ecosystem as well as the connected economy in Sindh. After grabbing 2.2 million acre forest land, which was leased out to the people associated with successive ruling political parties, now is the turn of fresh water lakes, ponds and …

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Swifter response

With climate change beginning to bite ever so awkwardly close to the bone, Pakistan and other vulnerable states find themselves in an unenviable position as droughts and other weather-inspired crises become a little more frequent and threaten more lives. The country is one of two (the other being Zimbabwe chosen …

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