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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

ABC News 
Pakistan's radical cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 24, 2017. Pakistani police have blocked a rally by clerics seeking to press their calls for the death of social media activists accused of ... See more..
Times of India 
Basit, the Pakistan High Commissioner to India, was appointed in March 2014 after he suffered a major disappointment when he was sure of being appointed Pakistan's Foreign Secretary but last-minute wheeling and dealing resulted in the appointment of ... See more..
India Today 
The British Parliament has declared that Gilgit-Baltistan, currently under Pakistan's control, belongs to India. It condemned Pakistan's move to declare it as its fifth province. The British Parliament also called the construction of China-Pakistan ... See more..
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Pakistan Observer 
Pakistan will attend the conference about Afghanistan to be held in Moscow in next month. This was stated by the Nafees Zakaria the spokesperson of Foreign Office, replying a question during weekly press briefing here on Friday. Nafees reiterated that ... See more..
ESPNcricinfo.com 
Pakistan managed to beat NZ twice who were the best team of that WC, managed to beat Australia who were hot favourites and then eventually also beat England in final. People make a big fuss of Pakistan's lucky tie against England but also forget that ... See more..
Geo News, Pakistan 
The new US president had also promised that he would order Pakistan to release Dr. Shakil Afridi in two minutes, "I would tell them [to] let him out and I'm sure they would let him out.” On his willingness to help resolve the decades-old Kashmir issue ... See more..
SAMAA TV 
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement's Pakistan group has condemned party founder Altaf Hussain's controversial statement in which he had sought so-called Indian support for Pakistan's Muhajir community and people of Balochistan. “Any individual or ... See more..
Wairarapa Times Age 
A draw was all they needed, and that's exactly what Pakistan got in the fifth and final test against the Black Sticks at Clareville last night. Pakistan's two games to one lead in the series meant last night's 1-1 draw ensured they would head home with ... See more..
Scroll.in 
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi announced on Twitter on Friday that he will no longer be part of the Pakistan Super League team Peshawar Zalmi. “Won the trophy with one team, time for another. I'm announcing my end of service as president and ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Security forces at Gwadar Port in Pakistan. Gwadar is the cornerstone of Chinese President Xi Jinping's so-called One Belt, One Road project to rebuild the ancient Silk Road - a trading route connecting China to the Arabian Sea which slices through the ... 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