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Pakistan’s mango production likely to fall by 50pc

Pakistan’s mango production is expected to decline by around 50 per cent this year, as the crop has been severely hit by unusually high temperatures and water shortages, the chief of a growers’ and exporters’ association said. Pakistan witnessed an extreme heatwave this month, with temperatures in the south crossing 50 degrees Celsius. The…

Tarbela water storage reaches dead level

After energy crisis in Pakistan, Pakistan is now facing water crisis as water storage in Tarbela Dam has reached to its dead level. As per details, decrease in the water flow in the rivers has been recorded. Ice in Northern areas is not melting due to the low temperature in the Northern areas of Pakistan. As per sources, this is the second time…

China and Pakistan iron-clad friendship is rock-solid

Nong Rong (Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan) China and Pakistan are very close neighbours connected by mountains and rivers, are indestructible iron-clad brothers with a shared future. Under the strategic guidance of the leaders of the two countries, China-Pakistan relations have continued to forge ahead, and have always maintained robust vigor…

Pakistan listed among drought hit countries by UN

Pakistan is listed among the 23 countries by the United Nations that are facing drought emergencies in the last two years, stated a report released by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Other than Pakistan, the list also includes Afghanistan, Angola, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan,…

Balloting of Hajj applications under govt scheme today

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will hold balloting today (Sunday) to select the names of over 32,000 intending pilgrims out of a total of 63,666 applicants under the government Hajj scheme. The names of successful intending pilgrims will be selected through computerized balloting at the ministry. Communications…

Over 80,000 Pakistanis to perform Hajj this year

The Saudi government has announced the 2022 Hajj quota, allowing 81,132 Pakistanis to perform Hajj this year. According to official sources, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony will start receiving the Hajj applications in the next few days through designated branches of the country's scheduled banks. Hajj expenses, age…

Seven-year-old Pakistani girl wins gold medal in Int’l jiu-jitsu…

A seven-year-old Pakistani girl won a gold medal at the International Jiu-Jitsu Competition 2022 in Abu Dhabi. The youngest Jiu-Jitsu player Anayah Naveed Dar represented Pakistan in the under 28 weight category and bagged a gold medal. Pakistan’s Anayah defeated Russian player Latifa in the first match. Later, she defeated Shamsa of the…

Pakistan railways ready to revamp centuries-old ‘coolie system’

Pakistan Railways is set to change the centuries-old traditions of porters being hired by private contractors because the practice was exploitative and extorting contracts in the form of bonded labor. Coinciding with the World Railways Workers Day, celebrated March 27, the Chief Executive Railways Zafar Zaman Ranjha said: “The proposal that is…

Google Doodle honours Perween Rahman on 65th birth anniversaryI

Google Doodle on Saturday honoured Pakistani social activist, architect, and urban planner Perween Rahman on her 65th birth anniversary. Rahman, according to a statement by Google, devoted her life to uplifting marginalised communities. Perween Rahman was born on Jan 22, 1957 in Dhaka, Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and relocated with her family to…

Land grab or river revival? ‘RUDA aims to manage the area…

Lahore is the capital city of Punjab and the bedrock of business for the entire province. For years, migration from the outskirts of the province into Lahore has increased congestion, burdening the city’s infrastructure capabilities. Lahore’s pace of population growth vs infrastructure development is expected to have adverse…

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