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  • Country to suffer more bouts of inclement weather, says ministry

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of climate change fears that the country is going to suffer in coming years more bouts of inclement weather patterns like the heatwave in Karachi that led to over a thousand deaths in a few days...

    Based on various studies and projections, the ministry, headed by Senator Musha­hidullah Khan, says that global warming is going to affect Pakistan more than the rest of the world, which warrants drastic measures at...

  • Hit for six, Pakistan homes in on revival

    He has had many proud moments, but the excitement he is feeling at the start of the short five-match series against Zimbabwe — that brings international cricket to Pakistan after six years — is “without parallel”...

    “I’m lucky that I’m around to greet a [Test-playing] team in Pakistan,” Bashir, in his 80s, tells Dawn as he stands pondering over the wickets he has prepared for the series...

  • Pakistan’s ‘quake-resistant’ straw homes

    Her life will never be the same again, but she was lucky to get a new house in 2013 built from straw bale by Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB), a non-profit organisation, on the outskirts of Rawalpindi...

    Her straw bale home stands amid traditional red bricks houses and appears to withstand erratic weather as well as cement structures...

  • Pakistan facing shortage of 11m homes, says minister

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is facing a shortage of 11 million homes, the minister for housing and works told a Senate standing committee on Thursday...

    During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Housing and Works, Housing Minister Tariq Bashir Cheema said the government is working to execute the Naya Pakistan Housing project to construct five million homes on directions from Prime Minister Imran Khan...

  • Virus pushes Pakistan's transgender dancers out of their homes

    Before the virus shutdown, dancer Adnan Ali had carved out a comfortable living performing at parties for newlyweds and newborns, avoiding the financial hardship faced by many in Pakistan's transgender community...

    "I want to return to a routine again, to dance again and to do something good in my life," said Ali, sitting barefoot on the steps of the house in Pakistan's capital...

  • Can CPEC weather Pakistan's political storm?

    In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’...

    A statement on the subject mailed to Dawn by the Chinese Embassy reads, “It hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritise state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity...

  • Bad weather delays fourth day of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test

    Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, stopping the start of play on the fourth day on Saturday...

    The Test is the first in Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people in March 2009, leading to the suspension of international cricket in the country as foreign teams refused to visit over security fears...

  • Pakistan face Slovenia today amid inclement weather

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan take on Slovenia in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania playoff starting here at the Pakistan Sports Complex on Friday amid inclement weather conditions in the federal capital...

    Meanwhile, the referee said while the weather in the federal capital was unpredictable the tie was most likely to happen on March 6-7...

  • PM Imran hopeful Pakistan's 'hot and dry' weather will mitigate virus threat

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday expressed the hope that Pakistan's "hot and dry" weather will help to mitigate the coronavirus outbreak, urging citizens to exercise social distancing and self-discipline...

    There is a difference of opinion, but some doctors say that the type of heat Pakistan experiences, that makes the virus lose its effectiveness [to spread]...

  • Lahore by-poll to decide country’s future: Imran

    CHAKWAL: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said the upcoming by-election in the National Assembly constituency of NA-120 (Lahore) is crucial for the country’s future...

    Speaking at a rally after inaugurating his party’s membership drive here on Tuesday, he said the election would decide whether the country’s people wanted to stand by the Supreme Court or with the corrupt politicians...

  • PSL final in Lahore good for country’s soft image: governor

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Adviser to Prime Minister Eng Amir Muqam have said that participation of foreign players in Pakistan Super League final in Lahore is a good sign for the soft image of the country...

    The governor said that holding successful final of PSL in Lahore would revive sports activities in the country...

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