History of Dust storms in Karachi – In Detail

A dust storm is a type of a windstorm that sweeps cloud of dust across an extensive area. Some meteorologists tend to differentiate between a dust storm and sandstorm. They argue that a dust storm consists of strong winds and pollutants blowing over an arid or drought-hit area. Whereas, a sandstorm mainly occurs in a…

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: Finding and Locating the Correct Directions

 This article has been shared by Waseem Ahmed for PWP from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan Reading or explaining any weather forecast, most of the time areas and regions are mostly mentioned by ‘Directions’ (like eastern, western, northern, southern or NE, NW, SE, SW) not areas names. Most or many of common people do not understand or…

First Winter Outlook (2013 – 2014): Pakistan freezes as 30 year old record broken!

‘Coldest December in 30 years! – North Balochistan and Islamabad breaks record’ As the year was coming to an end, Pakistan (parts of the country) experienced the coldest December in 30 years. The country witnessed a quick transition from a long hot October to early mild cold November however the southern parts of the country experienced…

Portal Interactive: A Look at the Monsoon or Summer rains Start in Karachi

 This article is shared by Waseem Ahmed for PWP from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan Given is a ‘quick look’ at the Karachi’s Summer Rains’ 23 years data showing the date, time and amount of First Rain and approx Total Amount of the Rains during that Season. Among those 23 years, Karachi had no Monsoon rain in…