Did Pakistan learn any lesson from its largest catastrophe that killed 88,000 people?

The recent earthquake in Hernai Balochistan shows, Pakistan still needs to go a long way to make the vulnerable communities more resilient to natural hazards.

Another earthquake bringing misery to poor people

This year, 8th October marks the 16th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Pakistan’s Northern region, Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in 2005.

The earthquake killed at least 88,000 people in a matter of seconds, displaced about 3.5 million people, destroyed hundreds of…

یورپ کے بعد امریکہ بھی کوڈ ویکسین کے دانشورانہ املاک کے تحفظ کو عارضی طور پر ختم کرنے کا عندیہ دیا ہے۔ اس کا مطلب ہے اگر کوئی کمپنی یہ ویکسین بناتی ہے تو فائزر یا دوسری کمپنیان ُاس پر کوئی کیس دائر نہی کریں گی۔ اس سے دنیا بھر…

The Death of Journalism.

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Do the PM Modi need a war to win 2019 Parliamentary Elections?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes.

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The Prime Minister of Pakistan recently announced five million houses for poor. A country facing shortage of funds to complete the on-going projects, how come initiate a multi billion dollar project.

Anil Musarat (British real estate tycoon and close aid of PM Imran Khan) said to be quoted that the project may cost $180billion in five years. That is five million Pak rupees per house for income group of twenty five thousands per month.

The banks are not on board, no clear mechanism how these poor will pay this huge amount.

This seems just another tick PTI want for their hundred days plan. This can lure some voters but nothing substantial can come out of such hastily planned projects.

Pakistan do need houses for poor but sadly Pakistan neither have the resources nor any policies which foster such mega development.

Rizwan Ali

By passion a Teacher. By profession a researcher in areas of Climate Change, Disaster Governance, Recovery and Reconstruction. New Zealand.

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