deforestation

Gas Shortages Risk Reversing Ambitious Push to Expand Pakistan’s Forests

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD, June 12 – Each winter, a familiar sight crops up in Islamabad and the nearby bustling city of Rawalpindi: people queuing outside firewood shops, waiting their turn to fill bags or plastic baskets with wood to burn when their household gas supply is disrupted. Gas shortages are increasingly

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Pakistan Cuts Forest Loss

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio AHMEDABAD, Pakistan, March 14 – I n her home in the remote Hunza valley, Gul Mehreen smiles as she places a tea kettle on the electric stove in her immaculate kitchen. As she makes tea for guests, the farmer jokes about “how amazingly enjoyable” cooking has become since a

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