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    Causes Of Food Shortage In Pakistan

  • Dam reservoir falls to dead level, causes water shortage in Gwadar

    Gwadar: The Balochistan Develop-ment Authority (BDA) has denied that it is running and operating the desalination plant in Gwadar at a time when the water level in the Ankara Kaur Dam reservoir has dropped, causing a shortage of water in the port town...

    They said the theft might cause a water shortage in the port town and adjoining areas...

  • Power breakdown causes water shortage in Lakki villages

    LAKKI MARWAT: A prolonged power breakdown has caused acute water shortage in Zangikhel and Mela Mandrakhel villages, adding to people’s misery...

    Mr Ameerullah said under the uplift package 12 new water supply schemes would be initiated in remote villages to overcome water shortage there...

  • Climate change causes lower food grain, fruit yields in KP

    PESHAWAR: Changes in the pattern of rainfall and cold stress phenomenon have resulted in the loss of normal yields of food grains, including wheat and maize, and fruits in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in recent years...

    A report by the Climate Change Centre, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, reveals that the climate change had serious repercussions for the farming sector of the food-deficit province...

  • Shortage of food, clean water hits Chitral

    CHITRAL: The people in the flood-affected upper parts of Chitral and Lot Koh and Bumburate valleys have complained about acute shortage of food and clean drinking water...

    Flood victims told Dawn over the telephone here from Mulkhow, Reshun, Shoghore and Garam Chashma that they had run out of food items and faced starvation...

  • Flood-hit Dir area faces food shortage

    UPPER DIR: Serious food shortage was reported in Biyar area of Upper Dir district on Friday, the day after flashfloods killed nine people and destroyed dozens of shops and houses...

    Local people appealed to the government and charity organisations to provide them with food and shelter...

  • Flood victims face water, food shortage

    CHITRAL: The flood-affected people accommodated in a camp in Mori Lusht area on Booni road have been facing various problems, including shortage of drinking water and food...

    One Ashraf Ali said that they had been facing severe shortage of drinking water as their camp was located at a distance of over five kilometers from the source of water situated at another village in Mori Lusht area...

  • FAO, WHO & WTO warn of worldwide food shortage

    PARIS: The heads of three global agencies warned on Wednesday of a potential worldwide food shortage if authorities fail to manage the ongoing coronavirus crisis properly...

    Many governments around the world have put their populations on lockdown to slow the spread of the virus but that has resulted in severe slow-downs in international trade and food supply chains...

  • ‘Sustainable food production, rational fertiliser use leads to food security’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can achieve food security through sustainable food production, food experts at a lecture titled ‘Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices in Crop Production’ said on Monday...

    “Food security is one of the bigger challenges facing the world today,” Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of the Netherlands Renate Pors said, adding that though the Netherlands was a small country, it focuses on achieving food...

  • Punjab Food Authority to take steps for provision of quality food items

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) will declare Rawalpindi as the model city for food safety and measures will be taken so people can get quality food items in the market...

    Talking to Dawn, PFA Chairman Umer Tanveer Butt said the provincial food authority was taking measures for provision of quality food to people including milk, meat and other edibles in the open market...

  • ‘Illegal fishing by Indians causes multi-billion-rupee losses to Pakistan’

    KARACHI: The country incurs revenue losses of billions of rupees every year due to the ‘illegal fishing activities’ of Indians, who deliberately violate Pakistan sea limits, said commander Ghazi Salahuddin of the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency during a workshop held at local hotel on Wednesday...

    Part of a USAID-funded project being implemented by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan, the workshop was the last of a series of...

  • 'Meteor' causes panic in Pakistan's mountainous north

    A suspected meteor lit up the skies above Pakistan's mountainous north late Wednesday, officials said, with panicked residents reporting a mysterious light whizzing past and the sound of multiple, powerful blasts...

    “It did not hit the ground,” Ahmed said, claiming it had crossed Pakistan's territory headed towards Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, which borders the Gilgit-Baltistan region to the north...

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