Pakistan: How the ‘audio leaks’ scandal has discredited politicians
09 October 2022 | 3:37 pm
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?
First the glaciers melt, then the heavens open. As Pakistan bails out from unprecedented monsoon flooding comes the stark realisation that this is not some freak of nature, it is the new normal for a nation that scientists rank among the most vulnerable to global warming. We ask about the challenges faced by rescuers.
China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and other countries are lending a helping hand to Pakistan amid devastating flooding. Meanwhile, a UN agency said the crisis could aggravate food insecurity in neighboring Afghanistan.
The country has urged the international community not to abandon it as authorities grapple with a relief and rescue operation of a nearly unprecedented scale.
Three attempts have been made to drain Lake Manchar, but inflows mean the water continues to rise. Hundreds of thousands more people will have to leave their homes if the lake overflows.
For decades, Pakistan has been providing "diplomatic" help to separatists in India-administered Kashmir, but the support has waned considerably in the past few years due to rising economic and political turmoil at home.
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is likely to appeal for more international aid for Pakistan's flood victims when he arrives in the South Asian country on Friday. But is the aid reaching those who really need it?
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has arrived in Pakistan to draw global attention to the devastating floods that have inundated nearly one-third of the South Asian nation.
UN chief Antonio Guterres blamed climate change for devastating flooding in Pakistan, which has left nearly 1,400 people dead. He said the country needs "massive financial support" to recover from the catastrophe.
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.
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