Pakistan saw a flood in 2005 due to ice melting and another one in 2010 due to climatic change but still has done nothing to face such a situation in future.There is no advance flood warning system,says Engineer Abdulwali Yousafzai.
Engineer Abdul Wali Yousafzai, a specialist and expert in hydrology said that Pakistan witnessed two devastating floods in 2005 and 2010 due to climatic change and global warming.In 2005 excessive melting of ice cape due to sudden rise in temperature and another in 2010 due to combination of other factors.He said the country must take adaptive measures to meet any other such type of emergency.He said we requested gov. of Pakistan several times but there is no response to install advance flood warning system.He revealed that if such systems are installed in the hilly and mountanous areas of Chitral, Dir ,swat and other areas we will have 12 to 21 hours time for Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and more than a week for Punjab and Sindh to make preparations and meet the crises and move public to safe sites.But still we are waiting for Gov. response.
He further said that we have made the request repeatedly but in vain and if the floods of intensity like that of 2005 or 2010 occur we will witness more horrifying results than the lost one.
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Senior Scientific Officer Jehangir Shah of PCSIR Labs. Peshawar told in his interview to NBS Radio Pakistan Peshawar that the fruits of Northern areas of Pakistan are effected by C.C. The size and quality of the fruits are effected for which these fruits are loosing markets.If the govt. and public will not take steps and adapt to the changing environment the people will have no other choice but migrate to urban areas of the country.Northern areas are too much prone to the climatic changes as the experts say that fruits are becoming smaller in size and are loosing taste.The alternative is to introduce new forms of fruit which can adapt to the changing environment. Mr.Jehangir Shah said they have advised the concerned departments (like agriculture department etc)and the public of the areas to make the arrangements well in time other wise they will be too late.Fruits are one of the basic lively hood of the peoples of Northern Pakistan, and the residents of these area are going to loose it due to climatic change if the problem is not addressed properly and in time.
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Senior Scientific Officer Jehangir,of PCSIR Peshawar during his interview for NBS Radio Pakistan said that during the last decade Pakistan saw a long period of drought and later on heavy devastating rains which caused a heavy damage to the infrastructure of the country and its agriculture sector.Houses were destroyed and field were washed.All these are due to climatic change.He further said that the C.C. has effected fruits and vegetables, in size,nutrition values etc,which in turn is causing the economic loss to the natives of the areas.
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