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Aamir Saeed

Fed up with no sewers, Pakistan's slum residents go DIY

Oct 13 2016

KARACHI, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Sultana Javed, one of dozens of residents living without proper sanitation on her street in the Orangi Town slum, the final straw came when her toddler daughter fell into the soak pit where the family disposed of their waste.

Solar scale-up in Pakistan hits roadblock after payments slashed

Sep 19 2016

BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An effort to boost large-scale solar energy production in Pakistan has hit a roadblock after the government cut the rate it pays for solar electricity, frustrating investors.

Karachi opens heat relief centres in bid to cut death toll

Jun 16 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Last summer, temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius led to more than a thousand heat-related deaths in Karachi. This year, as it prepares for the peak of summer heat, the city has opened 179 heatstroke centres to try to hold down the death toll.

As drought shrivels crop, Pakistan cotton industry faces $4 bln bill

May 12 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is spending $4 billion a year on cotton imports to support its ailing textile industry, after erratic rainfall and drought in the country's cotton fields slammed growers and the country's economy, officials say.

Pakistani women nurture trees and pride in forest drive

Jan 25 2016

HARIPUR, Pakistan, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - R obina Gul has swapped her needle for a trowel. Until recently, the villager from northern Pakistan got by making clothes for family weddings and religious festivals, but now she is encouraging other women to set up tree nurseries like hers that can earn them a handsome monthly income.

As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge: experts

Nov 26 2015

THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.

As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge - experts

Nov 26 2015

THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.

As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge - experts

Nov 26 2015

THATTA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fisherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.

As climate impacts hit, Pakistan faces migration surge - experts

Nov 26 2015

THATTA, Pakistan, Nov 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - F isherman Muhammad Yusuf's family has been living on the island of Hajamaro, just over three miles off the coast of southern Pakistan, for generations. But the island that was once a happy home has now become a prison.

Climate change lessons take to the stage in rural Pakistan

Oct 20 2015

BADIN, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mir Muhammad's family had reason to celebrate: after the harvest of their rice crop, they were planning to throw a wedding.

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