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Opinion

  • Rescuing Lahore and Delhi

    November 04, 2019

    The challenge of dealing with air pollution in the large South Asian cities will not be easy or quick, but we can learn from examples of success from other places, argues Kulsum Ahmed

  • Way forward from the UNCCD COP 14

    October 15, 2019

    Steps need to be taken urgently to implement insights on land degradation, drought management, and sustainable agriculture at COP14, or they will remain unimplemented

  • Waterways can boost India-Bangladesh ties

    September 30, 2019

    With 54 transboundary rivers shared between them, India and Bangladesh can boost their ties, as well as improve the living conditions of people living alongside them if they cooperate

  • To save Pakistan, look under its rivers

    September 27, 2019

    More than 400 million acre feet of existing fresh water storage exists in Pakistan’s riverine aquifers, and may be the key to managing the country’s water security

  • CPEC 2.0: The promise and the peril

    September 10, 2019

    Pakistan’s challenges in managing CPEC are largely internal, and have to do with transparency, centre-provincial coordination, and the state’s capacity to manage its finances, argues Sherry Rehman

  • The costs of heightened conflict in the Himalayas

    September 04, 2019

    As a series of conflicts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region come into sharp focus, sidelining local populations, the long-term environmental costs may leave the region degraded, poor and desperate

  • Saving Pakistan’s ibex hunting programme

    September 03, 2019

    Pakistan’s trophy hunting programme, considered a successful intervention, is showing signs of corruption that need to be nipped in the bud, argues Shafqat Hussain

  • Why Lahore floods, and how to stop it

    August 01, 2019

    Lahore faces increasing incidence of flooding, much of it due to declining tree cover and silted drains as well as climate change, and authorities need to prepare in advance to deal with it, argues Dawar Hameed Butt