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…

Pakistan Weather Update & Monsoon Alert (June 28 – July 12) – Updated on July 4

Monsoon hits the north on June 27 Frequent rains since June 25 Rains return after 7 days! New Update is issued on July 4 –  Go Below Monsoon has advanced into the northern areas of the country mainly Azad Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and northern Punjab on June 27. Last rains (pre-monsoon) that occurred in the…

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…

Explosive rain with hail lands in Karachi!

It was an usual day for Karachi with bright sun but during the night, suddenly the sky covered with clouds that exploded with thunder and lightning. After some time, rain poured with enormous drops that mildly flooded the roads due to lashing downpours. Hail along with rain came as a surprise, this year it has hailed a…