Posts Tagged ‘ floods ’

How the British Did it Better

Dec 2012

English | اردو In a relentless pursuit of growth and development, the Pakistani state has ignored colonial-era strategies—that took natural risks, like monsoon floods, into consideration. The Indus River is unique in more ways than one. If we ignore this, we do so at our own peril. In the last three decades, or more, the Pakistani...
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Disaster Relief & Propaganda

Dec 2012

English | اردو From political parties and the government to the army and Islamist groups, everyone has tried to score political points on tragedy. I visited Punjab’s Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts with Rana Farooq, the Federal Minister for Climate Change, and his official flood relief delegation this September. Both districts were badly hit by...
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“We still need help”

Tanqeed sat down with Mir Changaiz Khan Jamali, Federal Minister for Science and Technology in the ruling Pakistan People’s Party government and the MNA for Jaffarabad and Naseerabad (also known as the NA-266 seat) in Balochistan—one of the hardest-hit areas this summer. We wanted to get his take on the aftermath of this summer’s...
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Visiting the Floods in South Punjab | Photo Essay

By M.A.
Dec 2012

Tanqeed spent one week traveling in southern Punjab’s Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts. South Punjab has been hit by the floods 3 years in a row. Take a look at what we brought back. Click on the pictures to read more.
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Forgotten Floods

By M.A.
Oct 2012
Forgotten Floods

This is an image of a flash floods in Jacobabad, Sindh. In the past five weeks, we’ve read about anti-film protests, drone reports, peace marches to Waziristan and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in the western press. Pakistani papers have added a little more to the mix – reporting on Akhtar Mengal’s visit, or...
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