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Pakistan faces flood threat, says study: That Sinking Feeling

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DAWN News: ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been warned of frequent floods of disastrous nature like the ones that battered the country in 2010 and 2011 in the Indus river owing to rapid glacier retreat and shifting of monsoonal zones by about 100 kilometres towards northwest regions.

In a recent communication it sent to the government, the Asian Development Bank called for continuous focus on flood preparedness instead of an episodic and temporary reaction to the post-flood situation.

The communication is based on assessments of a research and consulta-tion carried out by a task force set up by the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP).

According to the analysis, the massive back-to-back floods in 2010 and 2011 suggest that one of the major external factors, the frequency of extreme rainfall and run-offs, might be changing.

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One Response to Pakistan faces flood threat, says study: That Sinking Feeling

  1. Ahmed

    December 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Let them what they have chosen for them.
    I am afraid that even then they will still be calling it natural disasters and continue heinous crimes in the name of God and His prophet. ill-fortune peopel1

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