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Pakistan worst hit by extreme weather events after Haiti, Philippines: Germanwatch report

  An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 14, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan was one of the three countries most affected by extreme weather events in 2012, according to the latest climate vulnerability report by Germanwatch, an organisation that works on climate change and development issues. The […]

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Flood management: Pak can look to Chinese model for help

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Oct 21, 2013. Islamabad – China sought help from continental Europe to manage its floods problem. Pakistan does not have to look farther than the People’s Republic. In 1998, China’s 6,300-kilometre-long Yangtze River suffered what could be termed the Chinese equivalent […]

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Comment: Where does the floodwater go?

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Aug 20, 2013. I love clouds. The way these wispy masses of liquid droplets take form, their types, the manner in which they reflect and scatter light to colour themselves and the careless abandon with which their infinite profiles defy geometrical […]

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Met Department fears more flash floods in Eastern Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 25, 2013. Islamabad – Eastern parts of the federal capital received heavy rains once again on Wednesday as the fifth spell of the ongoing Monsoon season started in twin cities. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) recorded 93 millimeter (mm) rain […]

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Flash floods sweep away man, body not founds

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 7, 2013. Islamabad – One man was swept away by torrential rainwater in a drain in France Colony, sector F-7/4, late on Saturday night as the first of the monsoon rains battered the federal capital. Somi, 19, son of Ilyas […]

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SAARC report on agriculture: understanding of climate change in the region needed

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Jul 7, 2013. Islamabad – Understanding climate variability and identifying possible management options based on climate information are needed to reduce the risk to crop yields from erratic weather patterns in Pakistan. These are the suggestions of a country status report […]

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Two early warning systems for GLOF

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 27, 2o13. Islamabad – Two early warning systems, more automatic weather monitoring stations, engineering structures and awareness-raising activities are expected to help vulnerable communities in Pakistan’s northern areas reduce the long-term risks of destructive flooding from glacial lakes, this summer […]

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Floods may be good but not without proper management

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 23, 2013. Pakistan needs to improve its floodplain management, think about water conservation and focus on harnessing the power of excessive rains to solve its water crisis, according to experts at a ceremony in the federal capital on Wednesday. The […]

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UN seeks donor assistance for Pakistani flood-affected, internally displaced communities

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 20, 2012. Islamabad – An estimated $169 million are required to help the flood-affected and internally-displaced communities, but so far donors have only pledged $52 million. This was said by Catherine Bragg, the United Nations (UN) assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs and deputy […]

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