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Kabul has been the natural market for Pakistani exports but that is changing as cheaper products from China and India flood the country. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, exports to Afghanistan dropped to $1.271bn in FY17 from $1.437bn in FY16. Exports in the first quarter of 2017-18 stood at ...
A powerful storm lashing the northeastern United States killed at least five people as winds topping 129 km per hour helped flood streets in Boston, ground flights and halt ... A flood surge at extreme high tide sent seawater into Boston's coastal streets, the second time this year that the area had flooded.

State police announced the closure of roads and businesses in coastal areas as the National Weather Service warned that shoreline neighbourhoods would stay inundated and cutoff, with water unable to drain until the storm passes. Weather forecasters urged people to avoid driving through flood waters ...
He also shared that although Pakistan is not contributing much to climate change it ranks among the top ten most vulnerable countries and is exposed to its adverse impacts such as extreme weather events, more persistent droughts, floods, and heatwaves. He emphasized the need for public-private ...
However, their shrinking has led to, paradoxically, increased floods as well as water scarcity in Pakistan. In 2016, a flash flood in Satpara lake 4 km from the town of Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, took with it all recreational businesses, locals and tourists in the area - never to be seen again, whilst Thar Pakkar is ...
He also shared that although Pakistan is not contributing much to climate change it ranks among the top ten most vulnerable countries and is exposed to its adverse impacts such as extreme weather events, more persistent droughts, floods and heatwaves. He emphasized the need of public-private ...

ISLAMABAD: With climate change-inducing, natural calamities in the country such as erratic rainfall patterns, floods and drought, the accompanying growth in population and poverty is a threat to the country's future. This warning was sounded by National Food Security and Research Ministry Deputy ...
Pakistan captain Salman Butt dedicated his team's victory at The Oval to the thousands of victims of the raging floods which have submerged vast swathes of the country. Calling it a "national disaster", Butt believed the best he and his team-mates could do was provide some sense of joy with their efforts.
New Zealand have denied making any offer to tour Pakistan to help raise funds for victims of the floods that have devastated much of the country over the last month. A PCB official told Cricinfo on Sunday than an offer had been made by NZC to help out the PCB, possibly through a flood relief game.
South Africa and Pakistan will play an extra Twenty20 match in Dubai to raise funds for victims of the floods that have devastated Pakistan over the last month. The match is scheduled to take place before the first Twenty20 between the two sides in Abu Dhabi that kicks off the series of two Tests and five ...
The Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project will focus on effective utilisation of excess rain and flood water of major rivers flowing into Pakistan, an official said. An MoU was signed with the New Development Bank (NDB) for a loan of Rs 1,000 crore for the Rs 3,300-crore project in Delhi today.
Bolivia Oruro Carnival got underway Saturday with stunning costumes and parades, though the mood was dampened by the loss of 17 people killed in flooding and 8,200 families left homeless by heavy rains since November. President Evo Morales said climate change had “shown up at Carnival, leaving ...
Climate change has rapidly increased in Pakistan, causing severe weather changes and exacerbating disasters. It has suffered the devastating impacts of natural disasters and climate change in the recent years, witnessing an earthquake in 2005 and heavy floods in 2010. According year 2017-climate ...
The minister said that Pakistan is a disaster prone country especially flood is the common phenomena which requires comprehensive collective strategy for effective disaster management. He added the government had taken a brave step for holding SAARC Rescue Challenge thus providing all regional ...
The latest disaster zone is Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, where this week floods killed at least a dozen people. All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season, but aid agencies say things are worse this year with thousands of villages cut off and people deprived of ...
Over 10,000 spectators are expected to flood the Flushing Chinatown, one of the largest and fastest-growing ethnic Chinese enclaves in New York City (NYC), to watch the colorful Lunar New Year parade on Saturday. It is the biggest event celebrating the Year of the Dog in the bustling neighborhood of ...
By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, LAHORE, Pakistan, Feb 17 – A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping ... Prior to the recent flood of cases, Kasur was already infamous for sexual abuse, after authorities uncovered a huge paedophilia ring in the city in 2015.

Pakistan has become Kenya's largest export market even as trade with the country's East African neighbours continues to falter. ... with East Africa shrunk from 10 per cent to seven per cent between 2010 and 2014 with the loss of market share worsened by the flood of cheap imports from China and India.
For Sherqilla, a small village in Pakistan, that siren was the difference between life and death. The siren is part of an early warning system that woke up all the villagers in time for them to get to higher ground and avoid the floods that ensued in 2017. Just one year earlier a similar flood swept away six ...
Climate change has rapidly increased in Pakistan, causing severe weather changes and exacerbating disasters. It has suffered the devastating impacts of natural disasters and climate change in the recent years, witnessing an earthquake in 2005 and heavy floods in 2010. According year 2017-climate ...
Floods destroyed eight bridges and ruined crops such as wheat, maize and peas in the Karimabad valley in northern Pakistan, a mountainous region with many glaciers. In many parts of the world, glaciers have been in retreat, creating dangerously large lakes that can cause devastating flooding when the ...
Pope Francis, visiting an area of Peru that was devastated last year by heavy rains linked to climate change and plagued by gang violence, urged people not to lose hope. On his penultimate day in Peru, Francis flew north to the this city near the Pacific Ocean to say Mass for about 200,000 people on the ...
In addition to bilateral aid for Pakistan, America has played a vital role in supporting Pakistan at other forums. The US was the largest donor in the aftermath of three devastating disasters: the Kashmir earthquake in 2005, the rise of militancy in Malakand and Swat in 2009 and the 2010 floods. Similarly ...
Germany's migrant arrivals have slowed sharply since the 2015 influx after several Balkans transit countries shuttered their borders and the EU in 2016 reached a deal with Turkey to stop crossings to Greek islands. Initially overwhelmed by the flood of newcomers, Interior Minister De Maiziere said German ...
In Pakistan, poverty is high and people have less sustainable opportunities. Over 58% people are ... The country has lost about $18 billion due to floods from 2010-2015. ... In this backdrop, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a ray of hope for both the people and ruling elite of Pakistan. It is a ...
THIS PLACE IS A SHITHOLE,” read successive messages projected over the entrance of the Trump International Hotel in central Washington, according to a video posted on social media. A flood of grinning feces emojis then stream out of the hotel's entrance as “SHITHOLE” appears in larger text above it.
He said that Pakistan and Turkey have friendly and brotherly bilateral ties and the people of both the countries have sentiments of love and purity for each other. He said that Turkey has always supported Pakistan in case of natural calamities like floods, earthquakes and others. The chief minister also said ...
Representatives from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Federal Flood Commission (FFC), National Highway Authority (NHA) and Tarbela Dam ... Hayat while appreciating the efforts of all concerned, highlighted that extreme catastrophic events mainly floods present major challenge for Pakistan.
For instance, Pakistan, already prone to flooding, “will observe almost a doubling in high-end flood risk,” with 11 million people at risk of floods unless protective measures are taken by 2040. “In South America the number of people affected by flooding risks will likely increase from six to 12 million, in Africa ...
For instance, Pakistan, which is already prone to flooding, “will observe almost a doubling in high-end flood risk,” with 11m people at risk of floods unless protective measures are taken by 2040. “In South America the number of people affected by flooding risks will likely increase from six to 12m, in Africa ...
For instance, Pakistan, already prone to flooding, "will observe almost a doubling in high-end flood risk," with 11 million people at risk of floods unless protective measures are taken by 2040. "In South America the number of people affected by flooding risks will likely increase from six to 12 million, in Africa ...
Representatives from Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Federal Flood Commission (FFC), National Highway Authority (NHA) and Tarbela Dam and ... while appreciating the efforts of all concerned highlighted that extreme catastrophic events mainly floods present major challenge for Pakistan.
The inclusion of Afghanistan in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor would boost the country's economy, but its implementation will be difficult for Beijing without regional .... A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan ...
Apart from criticism on the role of NGOs, these organisations have helped Pakistani people in emergencies like earthquakes, floods and droughts, as well as ... The organisation is undertaking an assignment of building 106 modern state-of-the-art child-friendly schools in flood-affected areas of Sindh.
China has been a close regional ally of Pakistan for decades and has often provided the South Asian nation with much-needed financial and diplomatic support. Currently, Beijing is spearheading a nearly $60 billion (€50 billion) China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is part of its international ...
Not only small and developing countries like Pakistan are the worst sufferers in view of their inability to cope with the weather related disasters like flash floods, it is also adversely affecting the affluent countries as well, in the shape of freak weather, hurricanes and severe flooding of the settled areas.
When the Great East Japan earthquake inflicted unprecedented damage in 2011, the Pakistani community in Japan hurried to the stricken area, offered warm Pakistani food, and kept up the sufferers' spirits. In the event of the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods in Pakistan, Japanese stayed close to the ...
Lahore: Nawaz Sharif and his younger brother Shahbaz's recent visit to Saudi Arabia had "nothing" to do with a reported "deal" with Pakistan's military establishment to provide their family a relief from the corruption cases, ... It has always helped Pakistan during crises like floods, earthquakes and wars".
... arms sales to UAE over Yemen war · Trump could drive Pakistan towards 'full service' to China: experts · Dar challenges freezing of assets order in accountability court · Government refuses to make GB fifth province · Pakistan Today · Foreign; Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast.
He helped raise funds through his musical performances for the victims of the devastating boxing-day tsunami in Asia in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in August and the killer earthquake Pakistan in October, 2005, the earthquake in Haiti and the Pakistan floods in 2010, and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan ...
CHINA is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the US and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy. Beijing has built a school, sent doctors and pledged about $500 million in grants for an airport, ...
GAMBAT: Three breaches in two canals flooded 15 villages and crops standing on hundreds of acres in Khairpur district. The affectees held a protest on National Highway. Faiz Ganj canal developed a 10-foot-wide breach at it 108 RD and a 70-foot at RD 130, while 25-foot breach occurred in Weho canal ...
Twenty five houses were evacuated in the area and around 600 people were affected by the floods that followed a weekend of hail and heavy rain across the UAE. Families were ... Hanifa Ali, a 60-year-old Pakistani mother of four, was preparing for her son's wedding before the flood. “We bought new ...
... the cricket field but off it, there is no love lost between Virat Kohli and most Pakistani cricketers. A day after India cricket captain got married to actress Anushka Sharma in Italy, several of Pakistan's current and former cricketers joined other cricketers, celebrities and fans in wishing the newly-weds the best.
Pakistan is infamous for illegal kidney transplants that have attracted customers from across the world. Authorities in Lahore arrested a group of medics for performing illegal kidney transplants for two Oman nationals in 2017. Organs can only be donated by close relatives in Pakistan and buying and selling ...
The Rajasthan Water Sector Restructuring Project will focus on effective utilisation of excess rain and flood water of major rivers flowing into Pakistan, ... "The project aims to better utilise rain and flood water of Ravi, Beas, Sutlej and Ghaggar rivers that flow into Pakistan," Principal Secretary (Water ...
Bolivia Oruro Carnival got underway Saturday with stunning costumes and parades, though the mood was dampened by the loss of 17 people killed in flooding and 8,200 families left homeless by heavy rains since November. President Evo Morales said climate change had “shown up at Carnival, leaving ...
Female employees of Save The Children check information from Saqlain, whose house has been completely destroyed during the 2010 floods in Pakistan. Photo by: Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties / CC BY-SA. LAHORE, Pakistan — When Iftikhar Nizami, the former country director of ActionAid in ...
The director of the Qatar Charity in Pakistan Amin Issa said in a press release that Pakistan is exposed to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes and suffers from some conflicts from time to time. Local and international assessments have revealed the great need for water and sanitation in ...
Pakistan take the attack to Astle! Hasan Ali hits him for four, before surviving a stumping appeal to hit back over the bowler's head for six. Shadab gets in on the act too, although more fortunately, edging fine to third man for his first boundary. The final ball of the over is smashed over cover for four by Hasan, ...


 

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