23 Jul

Stray dogs on the rampage

Article in DAWN:

Faisalabad: The city’s canine population has grown dramatically over the last few years and as a result hundreds of people have been bitten by stray dogs, but this is not a matter of concern for the newly-created towns or the district administration.

Visits to various areas of the city reveal that a number of people have been attacked by stray dogs. A match of stray dogs with human beings can be witnessed in most parts of Faisalabad district, especially in rural areas, when the night falls. Some of these dogs are rabies-affected and they can kill human beings in no time.

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17 Jul

Another zoo tiger dies

Editorial in DAWN:

IT is tragic that a Bengal tiger that was brought to the Lahore zoo from the Safari Park for breeding purposes died on Friday, view presumably from a fatal parasitic disease. The tiger is the fifth to have died in the last year and a half, ailment which makes it imperative for the authorities to take urgent remedial measures. If the post-mortem reveals that the latest death was also caused by the parasitic disease responsible for the other deaths, steps must immediately be taken to safeguard the remaining tigers.

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10 Jul

Cyclone Yemyin devours two million livestock

Shahid Husain in THE NEWS:

KARACHI: While more than 1 million people have been rendered homeless due to the ferocity of Cyclone Yemyin, the impoverished people, especially in Balochistan, have also lost their livelihood because an estimated 2 million livestock valued at Rs 4 billion has been devoured by the floods.

“It’s too early to say with certainty about the livestock losses but conservative estimates indicates that at least 2 million livestock, valued at Rs 4 billion, have been lost in Balochistan alone,” Ali Gul Kurd, Deputy Relief Commissioner, Balochistan, told The News by the telephone from Quetta on Monday.

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