• Floods and humanitarian medicine — by Dr Mohammad Taqi

    “Bani Adam aaza’ e yak o deegarand, Keh der aafreenesh ze yak gauharand. Choon uzvi ba dard aaward rozgar, Digar uzvha ra na manand qarar. Tu keh az mehnat-e-deegran beghami, Nashayad keh naamet nahad aadmi.” (Human beings are members of a whole, In creation, of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with […]

  • Sleeping with the enemy – by Gulmina Bilal Ahmad

    The floods are devastating. They have been called the most unprecedented disaster due to natural causes in recent years. Although there are some analysts who argue that this is not a natural disaster but a man-made one since the natural flood area of the Indus was encroached upon, this discussion perhaps needs to be postponed […]

  • Looking beyond the calamity – by Imtiaz Alam

    Indeed the natural and no less man-made calamity of the floods is still continuing across Pakistan. The scale of devastation is so horrendously huge and still so incalculable that no government or agency of any capacity could cope with what the UN Secretary General has described as a “continuing tsunami”. Cursing a most vilified government […]

  • Disastrous Response – by Imran Khan

    First published in The News Global warming is causing increasing alarm because the rising global temperatures have the power to alter monsoon rain patterns. The recent floods that engulfed northern Pakistan have, in a way, not just affirmed the threat of weather aberration, but also spelled out its consequences. According to UNICEF, around three million […]

  • Uncoverings Of The Flood : Balochistan Govt’s Inaction : Are We Nurturing The Deprivation In Balochis?- by Hafsa Khawaja

    “Balochistan has a history of bearing the brunt of feudalism, the chameleionic political scenario and  the extreme natural calamities of flooding and drought, both which blow the remaing normalcy of life there into smithereens. Latterly, Southern Pakistan has been hit by a wave of torrential rains that have affected the lives of about 50,000 in parts […]