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Weather remains hot, dry in most parts of country

4 months, 27 days ago
KARACHI: Weather remained hot and dry in most parts of the country. However, rain-thundershower occurred at isolated places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar division and Kashmir. The heat wave will continue in Karachi through Wednesday.…

Water: Why the taps run dry

7 months, 14 days ago
PARIS: The world has abundant freshwater but it is unevenly distributed and under increasing pressure, UN agencies say, as highlighted by the severe shortages in Cape Town. South Africa has recently declared a “national disaster” over a…

Met department forecasts hot and dry weather nationwide

1 year, 6 months ago
KARACHI: Pakistan will experience mainly hot and dry weather in most parts of the country, and is likely to remain in the hot spell in upcoming days, weather department says. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department,…

New Zealand farmers use choppers to dry their cherries

1 year, 8 months ago
WELLINGTON: New Zealand cherry producers are flying helicopters low over their orchards to dry off raindrops and protect thousands of tonnes of their product headed to Asia to feed rapidly growing demand from Chinese New Year revelers.…

Cold wave grips Pakistan, Quetta braves subzero temperature

1 year, 9 months ago
KHUZDAR: Quetta and parts of northern and central Balochistan are in grip of chilly winds which brought the mercury down to minus 10 degrees Celsius in the provincial capital on Sunday. Thick snow also covered Murree, the Galiyat,…

The ‘water mafias’ that suck Karachi dry

3 years, 12 days ago
KARACHI: The moment they saw the city water tanker stop in their neighbourhood, Mohammed and Nayla rushed towards it. That day, the water was free -- a rare event in Karachi, where organised gangs siphon it off to sell to thirsty residents.