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  • Nacta chief says IS poses real threat to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: National coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) Ihsan Ghani said on Friday that the militant Islamic State (IS) group posed a real threat to Pakistan...

    Addressing a press conference here in connection with a three-day event titled “Islamabad International Counter Terrorism Forum” commencing from April 3, he said IS had a significant presence in Afghanistan, which threatened a spillover into...

  • 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...

    No threat is expected from the tropical cyclone, storm surge, strong winds or heavy rainfall to any part of Pakistan coastline...

  • ‘Floodwater poses no threat to Sukkur, other towns’

    SUKKUR: The special assistant for relief to Sindh chief minister has said that the situation is normal, protective dykes have been strengthened and there is no danger of flood in Sukkur district...

    This was stated by Special Assistant Ali Hassan Hingorjo after visiting Begari dyke, Zero Point Sukkur and Ali Wahan dyke
  • Illegal hunting poses serious threat to pangolins

    KARACHI: The continuous ruthless hunting of pangolins has brought its population to a point that if conservation efforts are not strictly imposed, the scaly mammalian could go extinct within a few years in the Potohar region, says a recent survey report of the Zoological Survey of Pakistan (ZSP), a department functioning under the Ministry of Climate Change...

    Of the four Asian species, the Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) is the...

  • Brewing storm poses threat to coastal areas

    KARACHI: Turbulent wea­ther conditions developing in the Arabian Sea for the past few days and having the potential of becoming a cyclonic activity have for the first time started posing a threat to Pakistan’s coastal areas and may hit them over the next couple of days...

    The Pakistan Meteoro­logical Department has warned fishermen against venturing into the sea which will be very rough between Monday and Friday...

  • Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties

    BARCELONA: Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign posters...

    These days, he sports Hugo Boss suits but his campaign on the national stage is no less eye-catching: his upstart Ciudadanos Party is cutting into support for the ruling conservatives, threatening to bust open Spain’s traditional two-party system
  • Plastic pollution poses serious threat to marine life

    KARACHI: How polluted our sea has become was indicated on Thursday when fishermen at sea around 270km south of Karachi caught a flat needlefish stuck in the handle of a plastic cup in their catch, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported...

    “Continued dumping of plastic products in the terrestrial and marine environment has become a serious threat to animals and plants inhabiting coastal and offshore waters of...

  • ‘Rann of Kutch fault line poses earthquake risk to Karachi’

    KARACHI: While a serious tsunami threat from the Makran subduction zone looms over the Pakistan coast, one must not underestimate the threat from the Rann of Kutch fault which might have a devastating impact on Karachi, Badin and the Indian state of Gujarat...

    This information was shared by Zahid Rafi, the director, earthquake monitoring at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) in Islamabad, at a seminar — Current status of...

  • SC verdict in Panama Papers case poses no threat to democracy, says Bilawal

    LARKANA: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has said that his party has a firm belief in transparent accountability and stressed that Supreme Court’s verdict against prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers case will not pose any threat to the parliament or democracy...

    It is time for us all to put Pakistan first and ourselves later,” he said...

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