• At the Lahooti Melo it is ‘ego, not eco’

    February 25, 2020

    Despite making a comprehensive effort at trying to educate the public on the climate crisis, the Lahooti Melo attracted little backing from the government, showing how authorities in Pakistan are neglecting the issue

  • The Khunjerab Pass at the China-Pakistan border

    The shadow of the coronavirus on Pakistan

    January 31, 2020

    With burgeoning trade, and a large movement of people enabled by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, the coronavirus is having an impact on Pakistan even though no case has been confirmed yet

  • Karachi’s green buses to be powered by dung

    January 23, 2020

    In Karachi, a plan for a natural gas powered bus transport system may bring unexpected benefits to a cattle colony, promising sanitation, energy, and enhanced livelihood prospects, writes Zofeen T. Ebrahim

  • Best of 2019: A woman farmer shows the way

    December 25, 2019

    As the only woman working as a trainer of farmers in Vehari district in Pakistan’s Punjab province, Almas Perween is breaking many barriers in a traditionally male dominated agricultural society

  • A plague of locusts

    December 12, 2019

    In Pakistan’s Sindh province a locust outbreak has persisted due to favourable weather conditions caused by climate change, devastating crops over a wide area

  • h2o water tanker being filled up at the NIPA hydrant, Karachi

    Government joins the water tanker business in Karachi

    November 27, 2019

    With the government unable to meet water needs, a water tanker mafia had sprung up in Karachi, but now with its regularisation there is a legal route, and revenues, for the government, writes Zofeen T. Ebrahim