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  • Karachi, an 'urban heat island'

    As the first monsoon winds blow from the Arabian Sea to bring relief to a city where 950 people have been reportedly killed in a heat wave this June, climatologist Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry terms the scorching heat in Karachi an “urban heat island” phenomenon...

    ”He said these same temperatures, even higher, have often been reported from other parts of Sindh, but that has not killed people like it has in Karachi this year because there...

  • MQM-P demands fresh census to show ‘true population’ of Karachi

    KARACHI: Rejecting the provisional results of the sixth population census, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday demanded that a new census be conducted to ensure justice to the people of Karachi, whose “15 million people have been missing in the census results”...

    The demand was made at a public meeting held at the Liaquatabad flyover in protest over the census results that showed the population of...

  • Census results show 59.7pc growth in Karachi's population, 116pc in Lahore's since 1998

    Census data on the populations of the largest cities in Pakistan shows explosive growth in urban centres since the last census, which was conducted nearly two decades ago...

    According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics' data, the two biggest population centres, Karachi and Lahore, have seen some staggering growth since 1998: with Karachi's population growing close to 60pc to reach 14...

  • Karachi’s rural population increases by over 275pc in census

    KARACHI: While the urban population of Karachi division comprising six districts has increased by over 63 per cent since the previous census conducted in the country 19 years ago, a surge of over 275pc was recorded in the rural population of the division during the corresponding period...

    In the 1998 census, the total population of Karachi division was 9...

  • ‘Population census failed to produce complete details of Karachi’

    KARACHI: The Sindh government and the Pakistan Peoples Party have deep reservations about the initial results of the population census which will be discussed at length on the return of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah from Haj, said Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah...

    He said that though billions of rupees were spent by the government on the census, it failed to produce complete details of Karachi and its population...

  • Jail population reaches record high due to Karachi operation

    KARACHI: While frequent arrests during the ongoing Rangers-led targeted operation have helped restore peace to the city with a significant drop in the number of terror attacks, killings, abductions and extortion activities, they have also resulted in an around 50 per cent rise in the number of inmates in prisons over the past two years, officials said on Monday...

    They added that overcrowding of Karachi’s central and Landhi jails had...

  • 60pc of Karachi's population has no access to sewerage system

    KARACHI: All that ails the city’s water and sewerage system was a topic of discussion on Wednesday at a consultative workshop where speakers suggested an autonomous professional body to manage the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) which they described as a “de-facto bankrupt utility...

    Karachi at present provided sewerage system to only 40pc of its population and also faced 50pc water shortage...

  • China unveils island-building vessel

    BEIJING: China has unveiled a massive ship described as a “magic island maker” that is Asia’s largest dredging vessel, state media reported on Saturday...

    When testing of the ship is completed next June, it will be the most powerful such vessel in Asia, the paper noted, nicknaming it the “magic island maker”...

  • Two dead after quake hits Italy holiday island

    0 earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia, causing destruction that left two people dead at peak tourist season, authorities said, as rescue workers struggled early on Tuesday to free two children from the rubble...

    A woman was killed in Casamicciola, in the north of the small tourist island, hit by debris that fell from a church, with the body of another spotted in the rubble of a collapsed house, local media...

  • 100 prisoners escape on hurricane-hit British island

    LONDON: Over 100 high-risk prisoners escaped in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, a British junior minister said on Tuesday, as he raised the death toll in British territories to nine...

    “We had a serious threat of a complete breakdown of law and order in the British Virgin islands (BVI),” junior foreign minister Alan Duncan told parliament
  • Bones of freed slaves haunt Napoleonic island

    Candles and a bouquet of wilting white arum lilies sit in front of the wooden door on the remote British island of St...

    Nine years ago, the skeletons of the former slaves were discovered during the construction of the island’s first airport...

  • Giant blue whale spotted with calf off Churna Island

    KARACHI: A giant blue whale has recently been spotted along with its baby off Churna Island, Balochistan, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Thursday...

    The blue whale is listed as endangered in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and its global population today stands at around 10,000 to 25,000...

  • ENVIRONMENT: AN ISLAND OF TROUBLES

    Surrounded by breathtaking clear waters and home to an astounding variety of marine life, Churna Island is a paradise tucked away for scuba divers and snorkellers who frequent it, especially in the cooler months (September to April)...

    This island that lies off the Sindh-Balochistan coast is also a lifeline for hundreds of people — who are directly dependent on the species of fish found there — such as the fisherfolk from Mubarak...

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