Environmental degradation in Pakistan

Upon witnessing prosperity in the West, many countries like Pakistan adopted a policy of industrialization, regarding it as essential for a country’s rapid increasing population which as of 2016 is estimated at 193.2 million. This development however has not been environmentally sustainable with natural resources being depleted at an alarming rate. Atmospheric contamination, deterioration in…

Portal Interactive: 31 May and Karachi – 1985 and 1986

 This article have been shared by Waseem Ahmed from Karachi, Pakistan 31st May and KARACHI – A Look at the History In the past, Karachi had experienced a ‘Panic Situation’ on the same day in two consecutive years: On Saturday, 31st May 1986: A hot and humid day during the holy month of Ramzan, it…

This year Karachi’s lucky number is 19!

”Something big is going to take place on 19?” There is something special about ’19’ this year in Karachi as far as the weather of the city is concerned because since April, every ’19’ is bringing a changing weather pattern to the Metropolis either in the form of dust storms or rain. It is worth…

Pakistan Weather Update and Tropical Alert (October 29 – November 11)

Cool winds in northern Pakistan! Western disturbance 05 and 06! Disturbed weather in the Arabian sea! Background After three days, the month of November will start across the world. November is known in Pakistan for being an unsettled month interms of weather as temperature across the northern parts of the country start to drop further…

“We will not help Pakistan now!”

Has Pakistan lost it’s International support? At least 3 million people in the Sindh province are still in urgent need of help but nobody is there to listen to these people who are mostly farmers and villagers. First it was the government of Pakistan that did not listen to them but now it appears that…

Pakistan Weather Update (October 15 – October 28)

Stable, dry and calm weather is prevailing over much of Pakistan and that is after all October. But now some change is likely to come. Pakistan – Outlook *High pressure is seen over Rajasthan and Sindh extending into South Punjab, adjoining Balochistan and the northern Arabian sea. *Westerlies are dominating the country. *Drop in temperature…

The day Pakistan came to stand still!

“October 8: One minute silence for the dead!” For other countries in the world October 8 is just an another day of the year but for Pakistan it is a tragedy that Pakistan might never forget! It was a normal day of Ramadan (Muslim’s fasting month) in the country, as Islamabadis were mostly at home…