Portal Interactive: Astola Island

 This article is shared by Farjad Akmal for PWP from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan The astonishing Astola Island is also identified as Jezira Haft Talar or ‘island of the seven hills’, basically it is a minute, unpopulated island in the Arabian Sea, in the territorial waters of Pakistan, some 25 kilometers south of Pakistan’s nearby shoreline and 39…

Portal Interactive: 23rd June 2007 – An Unforgettable Day

 This article is written by Waseen Ahmed for PWP from Karachi city, Sindh, Pakistan Due to intense tropical Low/Depression moving from Bay of Bengal into central-western India, Karachiites were already facing acute hot and dry weather on Thursday, 21st June 2007 when it was 39°C but in the evening it turned dark and a dust/thunder shower…

Tsunami haunts Karachi – Balochistan shivers as well! – Part 1

When ever an earthquake or tsunami hits any country in the world there is a lot wandering in Pakistan as what will happen if a tsunami hits Karachi? Karachi a mega city with population about 18 million. Even a minor tsunami can cause heavy damage in the city due to its poor infrastructure, with major tsunami…