These bamboo shelters are empowering communities displaced by Pakistan's floods

Internally displaced people wade through floodwaters after heavy monsoon rains in Jaffarabad district in Balochistan province on September 8, 2022. (AFP)
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Updated 30 September 2022

These bamboo shelters are empowering communities displaced by Pakistan's floods

September 30: CNN reported Pakistan's "never-before-seen" floods have affected 33 million people, many of whom are still seeking safe refuge after record monsoon rains damaged or destroyed more than a million homes. The summer's catastrophic flooding, which was exacerbated by melting glaciers, has submerged one-third of the country, with authorities saying it could take up to six months for the water to recede. Read more I 


Pakistan seeks help from Bank of China to tackle economic crisis

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistan seeks help from Bank of China to tackle economic crisis

November 30: GEO News reported in view of the prevailing economic crisis, Pakistan on Tuesday sought help from the Bank of China to restore economic stability in the country. Read more I 


Fawad continues PTI efforts to mend fences with US

Updated 30 November 2022

Fawad continues PTI efforts to mend fences with US

November 30: DAWN reported weeks after his party chief announced his desire to mend relations with the US — despite previously accusing it of treating Pakistan as a slave and claiming it conspired to remove him as prime minister — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Vice President Fawad Chaudhry met US Ambassador Donald Blome at the US embassy in the federal capital on Tuesday. Read more I 


Pakistan Sends Minister to Kabul as Taliban Offshoot Ends Truce

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistan Sends Minister to Kabul as Taliban Offshoot Ends Truce

November 30: Bloomberg reported Pakistan’s junior foreign minister is in Kabul for talks with the Taliban regime a day after a local offshoot of the militant group ended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad and announced a resumption of attacks across the nation. Read more


Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

Updated 30 November 2022

Govt scrambles to wrest control back from PTI

November 30: The Express Tribune reported as PTI prepares to launch its ‘final assault’ and dissolve provincial assemblies, there was a whiff of panic in the air on Tuesday and a discernible note of alarm slipping into coalition partners’ behind-the-scenes meetings held to plot strategy in tandem with a contingency plan if snap polls become an unavoidable reality. Read more I 


Pakistani former spymaster Asim Munir takes over as country’s army chief

Updated 30 November 2022

Pakistani former spymaster Asim Munir takes over as country’s army chief

November 29: Financial Times reported low-profile Pakistani former spymaster General Asim Munir donned his dress uniform this week for a parade-ground ceremony marking his rise to what is arguably his nation’s most powerful position: army chief. Read more I