Pakistan flooding: Death toll in ‘climate catastrophe’ tops 1,000
30 August 2022 | 7:15 am
Authorities are racing to evacuate residents as provinces brace for more flooding. Pakistan's top climate official Sherry Rahman tells DW much of the country "resembles a small ocean."
Pakistan's lower legislative chamber has been dissolved after a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan was blocked. The country will hold fresh elections in 90 days unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise.
Pakistan's lawmakers have voted to remove Prime Minister Imran Khan from office in a vote of no confidence. The nuclear-armed Islamic nation has been in political turmoil for weeks.
Pakistan's embattled prime minister says he accepts a Supreme Court decision overturning his attempt to avoid a no-confidence vote. He insisted that Washington was behind the step to remove him from office.
Anne Spiegel went to France for four weeks as the state for which she was deputy governor, Rhineland-Palatinate, was reeling from heavy floods. Almost 200 people died in last year's environmental disaster.
While supporters praise Sharif's plans for major infrastructure projects, critics accuse him of corruption and cronyism.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods on Wednesday, as the death toll rose to 259 from heavy rains that washed out roads and disrupted shipping in one of Africa's busiest ports.
A government official says flooding in KwaZulu-Natal province has caused the deaths of 259 people. Many people are still missing and thousands of others have been displaced.
Islamabad has issued a warning to Afghanistan's Taliban leadership, accusing it of giving shelter to militants. In turn, the Taliban claim Pakistani bombings recently killed dozens of civilians on Afghan soil.
The textile industry is the backbone of Pakistan's economy, accounting for 8.5 percent of its GDP. But it's also a source of major pollution, with untreated waste flowing into the groundwater and factories relying heavily on coal. Our correspondents report on the industry's impact in Faisalabad, Pakistan's main textile hub, where clothes are produced for the biggest fast fashion brands.
South African police Sergeant Busisiwe Mjwara was searching the Msunduzi River for three people who were swept away in heavy flooding when she and her dog drowned. Their deaths highlight the risks to emergency services personnel when they are called upon to save victims of extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequent as the climate warms.
The former human rights minister of Pakistan was arrested, prompting protests from her supporters before she was later released. She was a close aide of ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan.
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