Financial toll due to natural disasters was below the $350bn recorded previous year but above the 30-year average of $140bn.
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul has urged to devise long-term policies to counter natural disasters. Speaking at the National Conference on Climate Change at Bahria University in Islamabad on Thursday, she said all academic institutions of Pakistan must join hands to make Pakistan a progressive country. Zartaj Gul said as the country was facing natural disasters from several years and acknowledged the commitment of Prime Minister Imran Khan, who understands these issues and already working on…
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning, Development and Reform Dr Shamshad Akhtar termed National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF) as a first concrete step towards making Pakistan resilient, against natural disasters and climate change impacts. She expressed these views during inaugural session at launching ceremony of NDRMF, held on Monday. The event was attended by notable representatives of federal/provincial government departments and disaster…
NEW YORK: Last year was the most expensive in US history for natural disasters, with a barrage of fires, freezes, floods and hurricanes that cost $306 billion, according to a US government report Monday. In 2017, a total of 16 disasters cost $1 billion or more, and led to at least 362 deaths, said the report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The death toll could be substantially higher, once Puerto Rico completes its review of deaths from Hurricane Maria, experts said. The year far outpaced the…
FRANKFURT: Financial losses from natural catastrophes totaled $90 billion in 2015, the lowest level since 2009, German reinsurer Munich Re said on Monday.
Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia rumbled across western Mexico early Saturday, uprooting trees and triggering some landslides but causing less damage than feared so far for such a massive storm, officials said.
LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that we have to give a terror-free Pakistan to the future generations of the country, ARY News reports on Friday.