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This edition of the Macro Poverty Outlooks periodical contains country-by-country forecasts and overviews for GDP, fiscal, debt and poverty indicators for the developing countries of the South Asia region.

Shifting cultivation is commonly perceived as a primitive agricultural practice, economically unviable and a cause of tropical deforestation and environmental degradation.

Growth in the region is expected to slow sharply to 2.2% in 2020 under the effects of the current health emergency and then rebound to 6.2% in 2021. Excluding Asia’s high-income newly industrialized economies, growth will drop from 5.7% to 2.4% this year before recovering to 6.7% next year.

Developing countries must negotiate strongly in the environment summit in Paris for "fairness and equity" to enable them to meet their developmental needs, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

Rawalpindi - As the un-availability of natural gas marred the lives of people in chilly weather, the logger mafia is out on the dangerous mission of stealing woods from forests illegally and to sel

LAHORE - The government is perhaps towing the policy of destruction after construction.

Islamabad—Using various tactics to entice people, especially youth, tobacco industry has been killing over 100,000 Pakistanis every year.

Islamabad—On the direction of Chairman CDA, Maroof Afzal, the Environment Wing of the authority has imposed more than Rs.200,000 fine on people involved in illegal tree cutting in the capital durin

Islamabad—In its ongoing anti-encroachment campaign, the District Administration has cleared land of National Highway Authority (NHA) from encroachers in Rawat area of the Federal Capital.

Badulla: At least three persons were killed and several others have gone missing due to a landslide in the Rilpola area in Badulla today, police said.