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  • Exploding population bomb

    The population time bomb that had long been ticking is now exploding...

    While in other underdeveloped countries, the population growth rate has slowed down significantly, it is a different story in Pakistan...

  • Call for paying attention to ticking population bomb

    KARACHI: “There are tiny bombs exploding all over the place, nothing on the atomic level yet,” said Dr Mehtab Karim, vice chancellor of the Malir University of Science and Technology, while speaking at an event titled ‘Is the population bomb ticking?’...

    “South Asia, with over one-fourth of the world’s population, is the poorest region after the Sub-Saharan region but due to the high population growth rate during the second half of...

  • Suicide bomb attack kills 28, wounds dozens in Cameroon

    DOUALA: Suicide bombers targeting a town in northern Cameroon killed 28 people and wounded 65 on Monday, one of the worst attacks yet in the Central African nation as it struggles to contain an overflow of violence blamed on Nigeria's Boko Haram...

    Related: 12 die in suicide attack on Cameroon mosqueWhile there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, northern Cameroon has become the scene of increasingly frequent...

  • At least 28 killed in twin suicide bomb attack on Yemen mosque

    The Saba news agency said in a text message that the first explosion was caused by a suicide bomber in the al-Mo'ayyad mosque, followed by a car bomb blast that targeted medics outside the building...

    The self-styled Islamic State (IS) group in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the twin bomb attacks...

  • Two killed in Jalalabad suicide bomb attack

    JALALABAD: A suicide bomb blast killed at least two people on Saturday outside an election commission office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, officials said...

    The latest attack in the war-torn country appeared to target a protest camp outside the building in Nangarhar province, where a group of people were rallying in support of a candidate disqualified from parliamentary elections due in October...

  • Zimbabwe to continue Pakistan tour despite 'suicide bomb'

    LAHORE: Zimbabwe said on Saturday it will continue its cricket tour of Pakistan despite an apparent suicide bombing leaving two people dead outside the stadium during a match between the two sides...

    Friday's explosion — which the information minister said was a suicide attack, though police insist it was an accident —threatened to torpedo cricket-mad Pakistan's first series on home soil since an attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in...

  • IS suicide attack affects Iraq’s Ramadi counter-attack

    BAGHDAD: A huge suicide attack on an Iraqi police base killed at least 37 people on Monday as an operation against the self-styled Islamic State group continued but looked far from retaking Ramadi...

    A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden vehicle at a police base in Iraq’s Salaheddin province, killing at least 37 people and wounding more than 30, officers said...

  • 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...

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