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ADB to approve four projects of over $700 million next week

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will approve four projects worth more than $700 million for Pakistan next week in energy and water sectors and establishment of the Pakistan National Disaster Management Fund, the bank’s country director said on Monday. The ADB’s country director for Pakistan, Werner E Liepach, said, …

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Barracuda-VII exercises to deal with oil spills kick off in Karachi

Karachi: The Barracuda-VII exercises, which are organized by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency under the guidance of Pakistan Navy have started on Monday and will continue till Thursday. These exercises are aimed to rehearse the anti oil spill procedures and contingency mechanism. Marine Pollution like major oil spills is catastrophic for …

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Waterfall days

Monsoon in Pakistan

PAKISTAN’S transition from water-rich to water-stressed didn’t come without fair warning. At the turn of the ’90s, experts predicted that freshwater resources in the country would dwindle substantially and become scarce by 2005. The predicted ‘waterfall’ was confirmed by the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), which further …

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Vast forest gutted as wildfire breaks out in Lower Dir

Monsoon in Pakistan

TIMERGARA: A wildfire gutted more than 45 acres of forest in Amlook Darra and Gumbat areas of Lower Dir district. District administration and local residents told Dawn that the fire broke out on Sunday evening on Amlook Darra side of the forest and later engulfed Gumbat and Kana Shamsi Khan …

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Gadani tragedy fuels calls for safe working conditions

Monsoon in Pakistan

KARACHI: A large number of labourers working at the ship-breaking yard in Gadani have called for payment of compensation to the families of workers who lost their lives in the Nov 1 accident. Eleven workers died and scores were injured when an explosion occurred at an oil tanker that was …

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Repatriation of NWA TDPs resumes today

Monsoon in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: The administration of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) has announced to resume the repatriation of temporary displaced persons from Monday. According to schedule issued by FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA), the process will continue from November 7 to November 10 during which displaced persons of Mir Ali subdivision would be …

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