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Rising sea level puts Karachi, Thatta, at risk

KARACHI: The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has warned that Karachi could be completely be drown by 2060 in view of increasing sea intrusion along coastal areas of Sindh, ARY News reported.

This revelation was made during a meeting of Senate committee meeting briefed by officials of the Sindh Board of Revenue and the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) on “intrusion of the sea to the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan”.

A Senate committee was informed that Badin and Thatta will drown by 2050 and Karachi by 2060 if immediate steps were not taken to check sea intrusion along the coastal areas of Sindh.

The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology headed by Prof Sajid Mir was also informed that a significant part of Malir had already been affected by seawater.

Director General of the NIO Dr Asif Inam told the committee that in 1989, the United Nations had included Pakistan in the list of countries which would be affected by the rise of sea level.

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