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  • Managing Disaster Risks in Chitral Valley

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    Client: Dawn Newspaper “I have never seen it rain like this, at this time of year,” Masoodul Mulk, one of the descendants of the last Mehtar (prince) of Chitral and development practitioner now heading the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP), had told me in September. It had rained consistently on the first two days of […]
  • Coronavirus — An Opportunity?

    Client: Daily Times 30th April 2020 The recent viral photographs and videos of a leopard prowling Margalla Road has people mesmerised. WWF-Pakistan has indeed confirmed the descent of species such as the porcupine, barking deer, wild boar, fox and martin into their rightful habitat, as Islamabad and surrounding areas remain deserted during the lockdown. Lahore’s […]
  • Off The Grid But On The Ground

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    Client: The Friday Times17th October 2017   What might the future spell if we continue with ‘business as usual’? The new human era, dubbed the anthropocene, has hit up against into frightening new boundaries. We have broken too many records, and continue to bypass the bars set previously: the world’s hottest year, the highest GHG emissions, […]
  • Looking for Remedies to Our Water Woes

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    Client: Daily Times10th May 2019 “We have been in the business of building, neglecting and rebuilding instead of building and maintaining,” poignantly stated Arif Nadeem, the former Punjab irrigation secretary. He was speaking at the Consortium for Development Policy Research. The session on Reforming Water Management in Pakistan was held on October 30, 2018. It […]