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Biparjoy nears Pakistan’s coast, likely to make landfall on Thursday evening; Karachi’s Hawkesbay cordoned off

Sherry Rehman says evacuations from coastal areas “not optional”, urges public to follow govt guidelines and advice. Cyclone Biparjoy — which is expected to make landfall tomorrow (June 15) evening between Keti Bandar in Sindh and Kutch in Indian Gujarat — moved closer to Pakistan’s coast and was at a distance of about 310km from Karachi on Wednesday night after it made a turn northeastward, staying on its projected path. Key developments Sherry Rehman says public safety govt’s first priority; says people in at-risk areas would be forced to evacuateRead More

Taiwan: The Potential Flashpoint for Conflict between China and the US

Dr. Muhammad Akram Zaheer After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there were concerns in western capitals over whether China might take similar action in Taiwan. Against this backdrop, Speaker Pelosis’ visit to Taiwan has prompted some security scholars to predict a fourth cross-strait crisis.China will likely ensure that it punishes Taiwan enough to prevent future visits like Pelosis’s. This may include economic action, limited military signaling and selective diplomatic action in bilateral and multilateral fora, and aggressive cyber repression.In response, Taiwan and the United States are likely to continue buildingRead More

Deforestation and Conservation Issues in Pakistan

Unaiza Maryam Pakistan, like many other countries, is grappling with a range of environmental issues that are having a devastating impact on its ecosystems, communities, and general well-being. From water scarcity to deforestation, air pollution, waste management, and soil degradation, these challenges require urgent attention and effective solutions to mitigate their adverse effects. Water scarcity is one of the most pressing environmental concerns in Pakistan. The country is classified as water-stressed, with a scarcity of clean potable freshwater. Several factors contribute to this issue. First, inadequate water storage infrastructure hampersRead More

PM’s Youth Talent Hunt Program, Women’s Football Trials started in Swat

Prime Minister’s Youth Talent Hunt Program, Women’s Football Trials started in Swat SWAT, JUN 14 /DNA/ – Football trials for women players were held in Swat under the Prime Minister’s Youth Talent Hunt programme. More than 100 women athletes of Swat region participated in the trials held at the ground of Swat Public School Nave Clay Junior Branch. On this occasion, Pakistan Muslim League (N) Women’s Wing Provincial Vice President Shah Izzat Bibi was the chief guest. He inaugurated the official trials, along with former International Athlete and Director ofRead More

PRCS celebrates ‘World Blood Donor Day’

DNA Chairman PRCS Sardar Shahid Ahmed Laghari says the expertise, dedication, and compassion of healthcare professionals and blood banks are truly commendable, and they play a pivotal role in safeguarding the health and well-being of our fellow citizens; stresses importance of promoting voluntary blood donation culture in the country ISLAMABAD, JUN 14: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) celebrated World Blood Donor Day on Wednesday, aiming to raise awareness about the importance of regular blood donations and express gratitude to voluntary donors for their life-saving contributions to those in need.Read More

Ahsan Iqbal for empowering local governments to achieve SDGs

Ahsan Iqbal for empowering local governments to achieve SDGs ISLAMABAD, JUN 14 (DNA) — Minister for Planning and Development and Special Initiatives Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday reaffirmed the government’s commitment to allocating substantial funds for infrastructure development, education, environmental conservation, social development, and other key areas. Addressing the “National Conference on Empowered Local Governments–Moving Forward to Accelerate the Implementation of SDGs Agenda2030,” the minister highlighted the government’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and emphasized the need for a comprehensive roadmap for addressing the country’s development needs whileRead More