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Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province

Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Another heavy spell of monsoon rains accompanied by thunder and dust storm lashed many areas of Sindh province of Pakistan. The rains are expected to continue until Friday. In Karachi, the provincial capital, a young man died of electrocution while three minor brothers drowned in a rainwater pond. The […]

Makli – the Necropolis of Invaders, Kings, Queens and Saints

Makli – the Necropolis of Invaders, Kings, Queens and Saints

With funding by the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization UNESCO has launched a program in Pakistan to hold training workshops for the officials of provincial archeological departments of the country on ‘involving the local communities in protecting and preservation of historic places and ancient monuments’. One of such workshop […]

Gorakh Hill Station – Paradise of Sindh

Gorakh Hill Station – Paradise of Sindh

British General Sir Charles Napier, who conquered Sindh (present-day province of Pakistan) in February 1843, was scared of blazing summer of this country and was in hurry to seize it before the sizzling weather approaches. “The hot season was coming on, and action must be taken at once. I have no time to lose; my […]

Over 150 Children die in fresh outbreak of diseases in Thar Desert of Pakistan

Over 150 Children die in fresh outbreak of diseases in Thar Desert of Pakistan

At least 150 children have died of waterborne disease since January this year in Pakistan’s impoverished desert district of Tharparkar, which has been devastated by drought since 2013. The media reports suggest the death toll around 173 but the government authorities have termed it an ‘exaggerated figure’. Civil society groups and opposition politicians say the […]

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