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[The AsiaN 1st Anniv] The AsiaN proves trendsetter

During my visits to Republic of Korea for two consecutive years in 2007 and 2008 at the invitation of Asia Journalists Association AJA, Mr. Lee Sang-Ki had hinted about taking some new initiatives, but I had no slightest idea that he and his team would be providing another platform for cementing the relations of Asian […]

Pakistani Farmers Harvest Rice Amid Fear Of Drastic Crop Reduction Due To Heavy Monsoon Rains

Pakistani Farmers Harvest Rice Amid Fear Of Drastic Crop Reduction Due To Heavy Monsoon Rains

Need becomes ‘Mother of Invention’ The delayed but unprecedented heavy monsoon rains had played havoc in Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan in mid of September 2012. Several deaths, destruction of houses and damage to crops were reported from two provinces. The overall losses to growers are estimated to be around ninety percent however approximately […]

Long-Awaited Rains Turn Into Catastrophic Flood For Some Regions In Pakistan

Long-Awaited Rains Turn Into Catastrophic Flood For Some Regions In Pakistan

Pakistan has been facing strange and unexpected climate changes over the years. After a long period of drought, there was an unprecedented deluge in rivers that devastated the country in 2010 destroying hundreds of thousands of houses, schools and other government buildings, crops over millions of acres, killing hundreds and rendering homeless millions of people. […]

Pattern of fish marketing changes in Pakistan

Pattern of fish marketing changes in Pakistan

Fishing is one of the oldest occupations for people who live near lakes, rivers and seas. The fishing communities as well as landholders have also started breeding fish at farms, known as aquaculture, which has become a big source of livelihood for the people. Pakistan is blessed with a vast coast-line, rivers and hundreds of […]

Tea, an integral part of Pakistani culture

Tea, an integral part of Pakistani culture

Tea is used as common beverage almost all over the world but Pakistan is among those countries of the world, which consume very high quantity of tea. The per capita tea consumption has reached to 1kg per annum in the country. Almost all the tea is imported which amounted to worth $301 million in 2010-11.  […]

Pakistan: Endangered species Smooth Coated Otter found in Sindh

Pakistan: Endangered species Smooth Coated Otter found in Sindh

The Pakistan chapter of an international organization working for conservation of nature has found the rare and endangered species Smooth Coated Otter, locally known as Ludhra, near wetlands of southeastern district Sanghar of Sindh province of Pakistan. World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF- P) recently located smooth coated otters in Makhi area of […]

Pakistan: Outbreak of mysterious disease causes death of peacocks in Thar Desert of Sindh

Pakistan: Outbreak of mysterious disease causes death of peacocks in Thar Desert of Sindh

The outbreak of mysterious disease among peacocks, found in abundance in Thar Desert of Sindh, bordering Rajasthan Desert of India, has caused death of a large number of birds, considered to be most beautiful one around the world. Over 40 peacocks have died so far in last five days while according to local people of […]

Hand-held fans still popular in Pakistan

Hand-held fans still popular in Pakistan

In most parts of Pakistan where the sizzling summer continues for about eight months coupled with prolonged power outages of up to 22 hours as a daily routine, the hand-held fans are a great source of relief from the hot weather, as they are used to induce airflow for the purpose of cooling or refreshing […]

Monkeys are not the terrorists

Monkeys are not the terrorists

The population of monkeys in Pakistan is estimated around 15000. They are found in Chitral, Swat, Nathia Gali and other mountain forest areas in Northern parts of country. The monkeys are even found in Margala Hill forests of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. When someone passes through the roads near thick mountain forests, the branches […]

Pakistani PM disqualified by Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD — The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan disqualified Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani as the prime minister in its short order of the NA Speaker ruling case on Tuesday. “Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister […]

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