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Bicycle, A Necessicity Of Life In Pakistan

Bicycle, A Necessicity Of Life In Pakistan

Bicycle, the cheapest mode of transport for the poor around the globe, has a very different usage in Pakistan. The people here, especially in rural areas, not only travel on bicycle to and from workplace but use it as cargo-carrier. In this picture, a man carries four heavy wooden cots, the traditional beds with four […]

Rural Pakistanis Living In Worsening Poverty

Rural Pakistanis Living In Worsening Poverty

In Pakistan approximately two-thirds of the people live in rural areas and rural poverty is a major destabilizing factor. Authoritative studies have documented rising poverty levels in the country. Rural poverty was estimated at 27 percent in 2005-06 in Pakistan. According to another study, in southern Sindh province, 38 percent of the rural population lives […]

Earthenware Vendor in Pakistan

Earthenware Vendor in Pakistan

This is a photograph of a roadside vendor selling earthen pots in Larkana district of Sindh province of Pakistan. The fire-baked earthen pots are sold in rural areas but now such vendors could also be found in big cities where the people buy these pots for their natural beauty.

Time-Honored Method of Agriculture

Time-Honored Method of Agriculture

(Photo: Jamal Daudpoto)  A photograph above shows centuries-old agriculture method being used in 21st century in Pakistan.   Mechanized agriculture has been introduced in Pakistan since many decades ago but every landholder cannot afford to buy or even hire the machinery used to plough the land for sowing the crops. The poor landholders and peasants […]

Climate change causes water shortage in Pakistan

Climate change causes water shortage in Pakistan

Two years of deluge and prolonged winter have caused water shortage in Pakistan The authorities of Southern Sindh province of Pakistan informed the agriculture community a few days back that there would be acute shortage of water in the coming days in the country in general and the province in particular being lower-riparian. In view […]

‘Nuclear weapons don’t help deter war’

As 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, is going to be held on March 26-27, with participation of heads of state and different organizations of over 53 countries, to discuss international cooperative measures to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism, protection of nuclear materials and related facilities and prevention of illicit trafficking of nuclear materials, the […]

“Give me my Home Back”

“Give me my Home Back”

Residents of different villages located along both sides of railway track in Larkana district of Southern Sindh province of Pakistan staged demonstration, blocked railway track by setting ablaze old tyres and wood and halted the train for many hours to lodge protest against razing of their homes by Pakistan Railway authorities. The agitators are holding […]

Social and political unrest in Pakistan

Social and political unrest in Pakistan

Some of the local and international organizations have warned of social and political unrest due to food insecurity and militancy in Pakistan, a country that had been in the state of war with terrorists for over a decade while most of its districts were hit by floods for two consecutive years – first in 2010 […]

Pak-Afghan resolve to work for stability and peace in region

Pak-Afghan resolve to work for stability and peace in region

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have emphasized the need for the two countries to sit together at this critical juncture and avoid being distracted by momentary events. The understanding came during one and one and delegation level talks between the two leaders in Islamabad on Thursday afternoon. They agreed […]

Climate change: a reality for Pakistan

Climate change: a reality for Pakistan

The climate change is no more a myth as scientific evidences as well as occurrence of frequent floods, cyclones and droughts around the world have proved beyond doubt that it is real. The fluctuations that occur from year to year, and the statistics of extreme conditions such as severe storms or unusually hot seasons, are […]

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