Covering an area of nearly 6,200 square kilometers in Baluchistan, the diverse landscape of Hingol National Park is home to a variety of plants and animals.
Archives for July 2007
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.
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.
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.