Pakistan ex-PM Khan claims government plotted to kill him
11 November 2022 | 10:51 am
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan told DW he believes the Pakistani government hatched a plan to kill him, although he offered no evidence. He separately urged supporters to continue to protest for early elections.
More than 1,300 people dead, massive food shortages, 3.6 million acres of land destroyed and more than 660,000 people living in relief camps and makeshift homes. These are the latest estimates from Pakistan after the floods that have left the impoverished country's agriculture belt underwater. The authorities are now scaling up efforts to deliver food, tents and other items.
Waterborne diseases are spreading in northwestern Pakistan as floodwaters recede. Doctors do not have enough medicine to treat displaced people living in crowded camps.
After devastating floods affected 33 million Pakistanis in August, a new study confirms that global heating had a probable impact. But overall climate vulnerability was a major contributing factor.
Pakistan's devastating floods have reignited the debate that the West is responsible for the effects of climate change in the Global South. Scientists say extreme weather events have become more common. DW investigates.
Water has started receding in parts of Pakistan after the worst monsoon floods in history. But now, a second disaster is looming with cases of water-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever rising, as stagnant waters have become breeding grounds for mosquitos. We take a closer look.
The devastating flooding in recent weeks has battered a country already struggling to revive its crisis-stricken economy.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari told FRANCE 24 the floods that ravaged his country had created a catastrophe of apocalyptical proportions. In addition to more than 1,500 deaths, the disaster has caused dual health and food security crises. Zardari said Pakistan needs some $30 billion in aid and praised international efforts under way to offer help.
The UN children's agency UNICEF renewed its appeal for $39 million to help the most vulnerable flood victims as the country's Prime Minister called for food and medicine.
A religious party in Pakistan has filed a petition against a law that protects the rights of transgender people. Opponents say the legislation could act as a gateway to enable same-sex marriage.
Pakistan was recently hit by the worst floods in its history. Hundreds of thousands of people are now living in dire conditions in the flooded areas, with little to no access to clean drinking water or sanitary facilities. This includes many pregnant women.
Secret recordings of politicians have cast a negative light on the government and opposition parties amid worsening political turmoil in the South Asian country. Who is the ultimate beneficiary of these audio leaks?
In a DW interview, Pakistan's foreign minister says people in his country are paying the price for the industrialization of richer nations. He stressed Islamabad is determined to stay neutral in the Russia-Ukraine war.
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