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‘Balochistan to face drought-like conditions’

‘Balochistan to face drought-like conditions’

KARACHI – Another devastating landslide on the pattern of Attabad is on the offing in Hunza Valley, while Balochistan may suffer from moderate to severe drought in coming years. Similarly, there is a visible earthquake fault line passing through the Chaman town of Balochistan but no building codes or other precautionary measures are being adopted to mitigate the effects in case of a jolt in future.
These revelations were made during the course of discussion at the 5th meeting of

Economic conditions to affect next polls: Shahbaz

LAHORE – Economic uplift of the country as well as the masses would remain the focal point of the next general elections as the worsening economic conditions have become a matter of prime importance for the common man, Chief Coordinator All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and former federal minister Chaudhry Shahbaz said in an exclusive interview with Pakistan Today.
He stated that owing to sky rocketing price hike and inflation, the issue of improvement in economic conditions is

KSE seems indifferent to global conditions

KARACHI – The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced the much awaited MPS statement where discount rate was kept unchanged. It seems that the decision lacked substance as the monetary policy statement carried major points indicating towards a rate rise rather than anything else.
As the uncertainty looms ensuing to Egyptian political turmoil, impact on commodity prices especially international crude oil prices is evident as Brent crude is currently trading over $100 per barrel.

Foggy conditions to continue in Punjab

LAHORE – Cold and dry weather along with fog is expected to continue in most areas of Punjab, the Met Office said on Friday. Dense and moderate fog is expected to continue from early night to mid-day in most areas of Punjab. According to motorway and Allama Iqbal International Airport officials, air and road traffic was not disturbed due to the weather. Dense fog was witnessed in plains of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and upper areas of Sindh while lowest temperature in Lahore was

Red Cross says Afghan conditions worst in 30 years

KABUL: Spreading violence in Afghanistan is preventing aid organisations from providing help, with access to those in need at its worst level in three decades, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.
“The proliferation of armed groups threatens the ability of humanitarian organisations to access those in need. Access for the ICRC has over the last 30 years never been as poor,” said Reto Stocker, Afghanistan head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which rarely makes