As Pakistan bans water-guzzling rice, one farmer has an alternative

Both Pakistan and India regularly forbid rice cultivation to conserve water and prevent land degradation. But with the crop tied to farmers’ livelihoods, a blanket ban is a weak solution As Pakistan bans water-guzzling rice, one farmer has an...

Budget 2019-20: Is Sindh on right path on water and sanitation allocation and spending?

Up to 40 percent of the population of Sindh – Pakistan’s second most populous province does not have access to drinking water, provincial budget document 2019-20 revealed. With 47.9 million people Sindh caters 23 percent Pakistan’s 207 million...

Climate-change driven poverty linked to suicide spikes

MITHI, SINDH: Last year, two cousins who wanted to marry each other in a town hemmed in the rolling dunes of Pakistan’s Thar desert took their own lives by hanging themselves from a tree because they did not have the money to arrange their wedding...

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