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  • Pakistan now among 95 countries to have met sanitation MDG: UN report

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the 95 countries that have met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for sanitation aimed at halving the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation, said a recently launched global report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP)...

    According to the report, 64 per cent of the population in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan must build more dams, grow forests to tackle climate change, says Met chief

    KARACHI: Building more dams and enhancing the country’s forest cover are two vital steps Pakistan must immediately take to counter the growing threat of climate change...

    This was stated by Dr Ghulam Rasul, the Director General of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a programme held to mark the World Meteorological Day at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics on Thursday......

  • Cyclone Luban poses no threat to Pakistan, says Met Office

    KARACHI: While a deep depression over the Arabian Sea turned into a tropical cyclone, named Luban, officials at the Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Monday that it posed no threat to any part of the country’s coastline...

    The deep depression in the Arabian Sea started developing last week and on Monday the Met Office said that it intensified into a cyclonic storm...

  • Monsoon season in Pakistan expected to continue till Sept 30: Met department

    Pakistan Meteorological Department (Met) Director Sardar Sarfaraz on Monday said that the monsoon season in the country is expected to continue till September 30...

    The Met department official told reporters that the rainfall system in the Arabian Sea and in Indian Gujarat had caused the sea breeze to stop in Karachi, and that still and hot weather is likely to persist in the metropolis for two more days...

  • Met dept issues fresh severe weather warning

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) issued on Friday another severe weather warning, forecasting torrential rain across the country, especially in Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan (upper parts), from Sunday to Thursday...

    Know more: Met office issues high alert amid heavy rain forecast for SindhThe warning was issued in view of the likely arrival of a fresh westerly wave on Sunday and its interaction with strong monsoon...

  • Brahamdagh met Dr Malik Baloch, discussed Balochistan issue: BBC report

    GENEVA/ QUETTA: Separatist leader of outlawed Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Brahamdagh Bugti has claimed that he met Chief Minister Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch in Geneva...

    RFE/RL's Gandhara website reported on Wednesday that Bugti is months away from returning to Pakistan, marking an end of his nine-year exile which had followed the killing of his grandfather, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, by Pakistani security forces in 2006... ...

  • Peshawar rain, winds caused by tornado, says Met office

    ISLAMABAD: The Met office has said that tornadoes do not occur in Pakistan and they cannot be predicted anywhere in the world...

    Addressing a press conference on Monday, Deputy Director of the Pakistan Meteorological Department Aleemul Hassan said that the mini-tornado that hit Peshawar on Sunday was the third forceful whirlwind in the recorded history of Pakistan...

  • ANP for probe into failure to act on Met Office warning

    PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party has demanded probe into government’s inability to take timely measures to protect lives and properties of the people from the Sunday’s rainstorm despite getting prior warning from the Met Office...

    Talking to reporters after inquiring after the people injured in the tragedy at the Lady Reading Hospital on Tuesday, ANP’s central general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the provincial government...

  • Same weather next month: Met Office

    “At the same time, the Indian High which is the flow of moisture rich winds from Arabian sea into Indian Gujarat has been delayed,” a Met Office official said...

    “These factors allowed slow moving cool winds from the west and north west to decent into Pakistan...

  • Met Office predicts rain, thunderstorm

    ISLAMABAD: The Met Office has predicted rains and thunderstorms at scattered places in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, upper Sindh, Balochistan and Kashmir in coming two to three days...

    The Met office has, however, warned the farmers to be aware of unusual weather conditions during 2nd and 3rd week of the current month...

  • US confirms envoy met Houthi militia in Oman

    WASHINGTON: The United States confirmed on Tuesday for the first time that a US ambassador has held talks with Yemen’s Shia Houthi militia in Oman...

    Washington’s top diplomat for the Near East, Anne Patterson, had a number of meetings in Oman with parties involved in the Yemen conflict “including with representatives of the Huthi,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said
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