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Amid Indian threat: Experts urge plans for water emergency

ISLAMABAD: If India unilaterally scraps the Indus Water Treaty, Pakistan, already a water-deficient country, will face a drought-like situation besides experiencing a reduction in hydropower generation, shrinkage of flows in irrigation system, aggravating an already deepening environmental crisis, experts...

Covert war: Dossier on India’s terror acts on anvil

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said Islamabad is preparing a dossier containing evidence of India’s involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan. “The dossier will soon be dispatched to the world leaders,” he said in an interview...

Child disaster risk reduction: NDMA, UNICEF sign agreement

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed on Wednesday an agreement to extend their partnership for child centred disaster risk management in order to enhance the government’s existing capacity and to help...

NBF plans bookshops at railway stations

ISLAMABAD: The National Book Foundation (NBF) will establish bookshops at various railway stations to promote reading habits among students and the general public. An official of NBF said that the foundation has already set up bookshops at railway stations...

Development: AJK PM lures investment in tourism

MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Frooq Haider invited investment in the tourism sector in AJK which provides an environment conducive for business ventures. Talking to representatives of The Empire Capital Dubai, he said AJK was...

Panic stricken nightmare: ‘There was a loud blast, then smoke filled the room’

ABBOTABAD: Young girls on Wednesday recounted the fear and panic they felt after a fire erupted in their Abbottabad hostel. “We heard a blast and soon the room filled up with flames and smoke,” cried  Javeria Bibi, one of the...

Effluents: Less than 1% wastewater treated before release

ISLAMABAD: Improper management of wastewater from domestic and industrial areas is fast becoming a serious hazard to for the ecosystem. This was stated by Science and Technology Ministry Secretary Fazal Abbas Maken while addressing the inaugural session of a one-day...

Raising their voices: Civil society protests violence against transgenders

ISLAMABAD: Members of civil society members along with human rights activists staged a protest outside the National Press Club on Wednesday evening against the violence on members of the transgender community. The demonstration was organised by Forum for Dignity Initiatives...

Busting crime: Islamabad police gets homicide unit

ISLAMABAD: In view of the steady rise in the murder rate in the capital, a new homicide unit has been formed  in the Islamabad Police department on Wednesday. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad ,Tariq Masood Yasin,  inaugurated the homicide...

Dual offices: Islamabad mayor’s CDA charge challenged in IHC

ISLAMABAD: The additional charge of chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) held by Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (IMC) Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz was challenged before the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday. Four petitioners, including Raja Ahsaan Satti and Muhammad Umer Abbasi, filed...