With a population of 16 million, Karachi is the largest megacity in Pakistan. Despite being a large city that is home to many, it has seen a substantial decline in quality of life and economic competitiveness in recent decades.

Karachi, a city of around 20 million people, is facing a crisis of governance that is reflected in the poor state of service delivery, and unplanned and unsustainable urbanisation. The city’s development shortcomings, and attendant social, economic and environmental challenges, have created vulnerabilities at different scales that are

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) observed on Thursday that the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) was patronising the mafia running the illegal water hydrants and selling the essential commodit

KARACHI: Metallic pollution seems to have risen over the years as the highest concentrations of heavy metals in green mussels were observed in 2012, according to a study.

ISLAMABAD: After Islamabad, Lahore has the least number of income-poor households in the country.

KARACHI: Despite growing global concerns over air pollution and the fact that Karachi has been declared the fifth most polluted city in a World Health Organisation (WHO) report released early this

With the mercury topping 36.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday, Karachi witnessed it the hottest day of the month in over two decades, the Met office said on Sunday.

The Green Line of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project has been inaugurated by the Prime Minister.

The importance of light-absorbing organic aerosols, often called brown carbon (BrC), has become evident in recent years. However, there have been relatively few measurement-based estimates for the direct radiative effect of BrC so far. In earlier studies, the AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET)-measured aerosol absorption optical depth (AAOD) and absorption Angstrom exponent (AAE) were exploited.

The anticipated rise in temperatures and frequency of heat waves in the country demands a comprehensive strategy to cope with this type of disastrous events in future. This report recommends the establishment of Heat-Health Warning System (HHWS) targeting the vulnerable segment of the urban centers.