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Rina Saeed Khan

In battle with 'land mafia', Pakistan targets win for forests and climate

21 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is aiming to fight climate change and pollution by planting trees on government land clawed back from politically connected landlords who have illegally profited from it for years.  

FEATURE-In battle with 'land mafia', Pakistan targets win for forests and climate

21 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is aiming to fight climate change and pollution by planting trees on government land clawed back from politically connected landlords who have illegally profited from it for years.

As Lahore chokes on winter smog, Pakistan moves to cut air pollution

07 Jan 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At his house on busy Mall Road in Lahore, environmental lawyer Rafay Alam runs three air purifiers around the clock, keeps his windows shut and stuffs towels into the gaps under his doors.

FEATURE-In Pakistan, a high mountain water pipe brings a bonus: peace

17 Sep 2018

SIKSA, Pakistan, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a pipeline was installed last year to bring spring water and snowmelt to this village of 500 households in northern Pakistan, it brought something else as well: peace.

Green, green hills: Pakistan's incoming government pledges to plant billions of trees

08 Aug 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's newly-elected government, which is expected to be sworn in within days with cricket legend Imran Khan as prime minister, will plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.

FEATURE-Green, green hills: Pakistan's incoming government pledges to plant billions of trees

08 Aug 2018

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's newly-elected government, which is expected to be sworn in within days with cricket legend Imran Khan as prime minister, will plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.

FEATURE-Water pressures rise in Pakistan as drought meets a growing population

14 Jun 2018

ISLAMABAD, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants.

Thirsty to thriving? Parched Pakistani port aims to become a new Dubai

24 Apr 2018

GWADAR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of Gwadar into a duty-free port and free economic zone – Pakistan’s answer to Dubai.

FEATURE-Thirsty to thriving? Parched Pakistani port aims to become a new Dubai

24 Apr 2018

GWADAR, Pakistan, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of Gwadar into a duty-free port and free economic zone – Pakistan’s answer to Dubai.

Growing glaciers prove cold comfort for Pakistan’s Shimshal valley

16 Mar 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to melt, raising the risk of flooding and other problems. But residents of a remote area of Pakistan face floods for the opposite reason – their glaciers are growing.

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