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Pakistan's most pressing environmental issues are water pollution from raw sewage, industrial wastes, deforestation, soil erosion, and desertification.1 A few years ago, Pakistan experienced a devastating flood that took a long time to recover from.2 Additionally, air pollution has become a bigger issue recently.3 Since most of the public cannot afford to purchase newer vehicles, they continue to use older models, which have no way to reduce pollution.4 Pakistan has a pressing need to introduce and implement a Clean Air Program.5 Pakistanis have a very despondent view on the pressing burden of climate change in their country.6 Climate change has caused increased temperatures, less rainfall, and lack of agricultural productivity, which is the cornerstone of many Pakistanis? livelihoods.7

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1http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/opinion/03-Mar-2014/environmental-degradation-in-pakistan
2-5 Ibid
6http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/may/21/pakistan-climate-change-asia
7 Ibid
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Pakistan News

New York Times 
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The death toll from a fireball that consumed an overturned fuel truck in eastern Pakistan has reached 157, and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered a high-level inquiry on Monday into what caused such a devastating loss of life. See more..
BBC News 
US President Donald Trump and Indian PM Narendra Modi have urged Pakistan to ensure its territory is not used to launch terror attacks. They issued their call in a statement released by the White House shortly after the two met in Washington DC. It ... See more..
Canton Daily Ledger 
Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan. Monday. Jun 26, 2017 at 9:50 AM. Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel ... See more..
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NDTV 
"The leaders called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on other countries. They further called on Pakistan to expeditiously bring to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai, Pathankot, and other cross ... See more..
TIME 
(BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan) — An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 157 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel. A doctor at Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital in south Punjab said ... See more..
NBCNews.com 
Pakistan Tanker Explosion: At Least 153 Killed. Sun, Jun 25. An oil tanker truck crashed on a busy highway in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 153 people when it exploded as crowds rushed to the scene to collect leaking fuel. Share Video; Facebook ... See more..
Washington Post 
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — The Latest on the attacks in Pakistan, which killed more than 80 people (all times local):. 9:15 p.m.. A Pakistani official says the death toll from twin bombings at a crowded market at northwestern town of Parachinar has risen to ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
Heather Knight believes Pakistan's Champions Trophy success is the ideal blueprint for England's women as they look to recover from their defeat by India in the ... See more..
Quartz 
Rose petals welcomed “Mama” Qadeer Baloch and his small band of marchers on a rainy evening at Faizabad Junction. The next day he would wheel a small ... See more..
The Indian Express 
Hours before President Donald Trump's bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, the US sent Pakistan a strong signal for sponsoring terrorism by designating Syed Salahuddin, chief of Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen, as a ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the east and Iran and Afghanistan on the west and China in the north
Area

Total 796,095 sq km
Land 770,875 sq km
Water 25,220 sq km

Climate

mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north
Natural Resources

land, extensive natural gas reserves, limited petroleum, poor quality coal, iron ore, copper, salt, limestone ;
Natural Hazards

frequent earthquakes, occasionally severe especially in north and west; flooding along the Indus after heavy rains (July and August)
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from raw sewage, industrial wastes, and agricultural runoff; limited natural freshwater resources; most of the population does not have access to potable water; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Pakistani
Population
193,238,868 (July 2013 est.)
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Decades of internal political disputes and low levels of foreign investment have led to slow growth and underdevelopment in Pakistan. Agriculture accounts for more than one-fifth of output and two-fifths of employment. Textiles account for most of Pakistan's export earnings, and Pakistan's failure to expand a viable export base for other manufactures has left the country vulnerable to shifts in world demand. Official unemployment is under 6%, but this fails to capture the true picture, because much of the economy is informal and underemployment remains high. Over the past few years, low growth and high inflation, led by a spurt ...See More in food prices, have increased the amount of poverty - the UN Human Development Report estimated poverty in 2011 at almost 50% of the population. Inflation has worsened the situation, climbing from 7.7% in 2007 to almost 12% for 2011, before declining to 10% in 2012. As a result of political and economic instability, the Pakistani rupee has depreciated more than 40% since 2007. The government agreed to an International Monetary Fund Standby Arrangement in November 2008 in response to a balance of payments crisis. Although the economy has stabilized since the crisis, it has failed to recover. Foreign investment has not returned, due to investor concerns related to governance, energy, security, and a slow-down in the global economy. Remittances from overseas workers, averaging about $1 billion a month since March 2011, remain a bright spot for Pakistan. However, after a small current account surplus in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010/June 2011), Pakistan's current account turned to deficit in fiscal year 2012, spurred by higher prices for imported oil and lower prices for exported cotton. Pakistan remains stuck in a low-income, low-growth trap, with growth averaging about 3% per year from 2008 to 2012. Pakistan must address long standing issues related to government revenues and energy production in order to spur the amount of economic growth that will be necessary to employ its growing and rapidly urbanizing population, more than half of which is under 22. Other long term challenges include expanding investment in education and healthcare, adapting to the effects of climate change and natural disasters, and reducing dependence on foreign donors. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$523.9 billion (2012 est.); $505.3 billion (2011 est.); $490.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

11.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 11.9% of GDP (2011 est.); 14.6% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, wheat, rice, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; milk, beef, mutton, eggs
Industries

textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp