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The great Karachi heat trap

The great Karachi heat trap

The emergency ward at Karachi’s Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) was full to capacity when Abida Noor, a resident of Gulistan-i-Rafi Colony in Malir Town, took her younger daughter Kulsoom there for treatment in June 2015. Temperatures in the coastal city had …Continue reading

Is Pakistan running out of fresh water?

The sight of water flowing from taps may soon be a luxury, with people having to queue up at tankers for just a bucket load of water for their daily needs. Meanwhile, affluent neighbourhoods in gated communities may install desalination plants paid …Continue reading

12 Years After the October Earthquake, Is Pakistan Prepared to Handle Another ‘Big One’?

Pakistan sits on top of three tectonic plates that are very slowly colliding into one another. The eastern half of the country lies on the edge of the Indian plate while the western half lies on the Eurasian plate. The southwestern part (at …Continue reading

9th International Defence Exhibition IDEAS 2016 Opens in Karachi

Pakistan’s premier defence exhibition, IDEAS, has gotten underway at the Expo Center in Karachi. The four day event will showcase Pakistan’s latest military hardware and related technology including the battle tank Al Khalid, JF-17 Thunder, Super Mushshak, K-8 aircraft, Fast Attack Craft …Continue reading

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