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  • Relief work goes on as more rain, snow forecast

    ISLAMABAD: With the rescue efforts virtually over, authorities are planning to continue relief operations amid forecasts of more rains and snowfall from Sunday and a severe winter in the areas hit by a major earthquake earlier this week...

    The Chairman of National Disaster Management Autho­rity (NDMA), Maj Gen Asghar Nawaz, said at a press conference here on Friday that ensuring fair verification of claims and providing relief in coming...
  • ‘Snow leopards face extinction due to demand for their skin, bones’

    ISLAMABAD: Present in only 12 countries in central Asia including Pakistan, the snow leopard can face extinction due to the huge demand for its skin, which is seen as a status symbol, and for its bones which are used in ancient medicine recipes...

    Speaking at an event held in connection with International Snow Leopard Day on Monday, Inspector General Forests Syed Mahmood Nasir said the snow leopard has cultural significance in central...

  • A UN prize-winning NGO’s remarkable efforts to save the snow leopards of Pakistan from extinction

    The Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization (BWCDO) is amongst the 15 organisations from across the world that will be awarded the 2017 Equator Prize...

    BWCDO is working on the ground in 17 villages in Baltistan to protect endangered snow leopards through insurance schemes and financial compensation against livestock losses that result from snow leopard attacks...

  • Climate change threatens existence of snow leopard

    GILGIT: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in collaboration with Gilgit-Baltistan wildlife and parks department and a private school celebrated the International Snow Leopard Day in Hoper valley of Nagar district on Saturday with an aim to improve knowledge and understanding about the threats the climate change has posed to the existence of snow leopard...

    According to WWF officials, only 200 to 350 snow leopards are estimated to be left alive...

  • Pakistan seeks return of snow leopard from US

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan wants its snow leopard back that was sent to the Bronx Zoo in New York eight years ago...

    At a meeting on Sunday, Secretary Forest Gilgit-Baltistan Sajad Haider requested the Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan to push the US government to return the snow leopard...

  • 2 more bodies of students retrieved from snow in Chitral

    CHITRAL/MANSEHRA: The bodies of two of the seven students lying buried in snow after an avalanche hit them nine days ago in Susoom village of Chitral were recovered on Sunday...

    District council member Mohammad Yaqub told Dawn on phone that local people had sprayed water from a nearby irrigation channel on avalanche snow under which the bodies were believed to be lying...

  • Kaghan roads yet to be cleared of snow

    MANSEHRA: The heavy snowfall, which Kaghan valley had received during the last winter, is a big hurdle to the start of tourism season in the valley as roads leading to the Saiful Muluk lake and other tourists attractions have yet to be cleared of snow...

    “I want to go to the place, where a prince fell in love with a fairy as goes the legend, but the road to that fairyland is blocked due to heavy snow,” said tourist Rao Hussain...

  • People clear Lowari Pass of snow with shovels

    UPPER DIR: Public transport drivers and truckers on Monday cleared snow from the Lowari Pass on self-help basis and reopened the artery to traffic after several days of its closure...

    Zahir Khan, a local transporter, said they cleared the snow from the road in biting cold on self-help basis as the concerned authorities had failed to provide heavy machinery for the purpose...

  • Scheherazade, hats and snow

    KARACHI: An exhibition that’s part of the 1st International Watercolour Society (IWS) Biennale shown in March this year at the Centre of Excellence in Art and Design, Jamshoro, opens today (Aug 10) at the Artscene Gallery...

    In the latter, the snow-covered valley gets enlivened by the light that brightens the foreground and mystifies the background, as if it’s a symbol of life’s two-facedness...

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