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Asifa Idrees

A journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan with 16 years of experience. From news room to exploring stories that affects human and social issue, dedicated to unveil new angles as an effort to create impact for betterment. Worked with Pakistan’s leading news media Geo News English online, The News online Edition, leading national language news channel ARY News. Write blogs, features and articles mainly on environment and social issues. Also a translator . Did script writing, sub titling, voice overs and produced packages on world issues and social media trends for ARY News. 
As a contributor to prestigious platforms such as Zenger News Service, the world's first digitally wire service, as well as Pakistan's leading English newspaper and websites, including Dawn News, The Express Tribune, Pakistan Standard, and daily Times, I strive to deliver high-quality content that informs and engages readers.

 
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Once a prime candidate for extinction, the numbers of Pakistan’s Indus dolphins are on the rise, though still facing challenges of water pollution, climate change, and a shrinking habitat, said experts.

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Palla is a popular and sought-after dish in Sindhi cuisine list and has become a part of Sindhi culture. The popularity of the fish breed can be gauged from the fact that it is being sold at Rs 5,000 per kilogram.

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Rehri Goth is considered to be one of Pakistan’s oldest fishing settlement. It is located on the coastal belt of Karachi and is part of the Korangi Creek in the Indus Delta. Climate change and pollution are fast taking their toll.

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At Pakistan’s largest natural freshwater Manchar Lake, which is spread over 250 square kilometers (96.5 square miles) in southern Sindh province, the inflow of industrial water has killed the fish in the lake in the last two decades.

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Rising marine pollution in the Arabian Sea has led to a decline in sea resources and snatched away the livelihood from fishermen and the women associated with the fisheries industry.

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Uncountable used face masks, gloves, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other COVID-19 related waste have brought the escalating danger of pollution to the next level, experts fear.

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Soaring prices of food items and shrinking agricultural areas have forced people to spend extra on food. An average Pakistani household spends 50.8 percent of monthly income on food, according to the UN’s World Food Program.

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The floods that ravaged a third of Pakistan this year—affecting over 33 million people and destroying more than 4 million acres of farmland—have not only left a looming food insecurity crisis, but also damaged healthcare infrastructure.

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Once known to the outside world only for violent gang wars or its love of football, Karachi’s Lyari is now an upcoming hub of tech innovations led by its youth.

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The loss of mangroves in the coastal areas have led to a reduced reproduction and procurement of commercially important fish, loss of livelihood of fishing communities, increase in coastal erosion and reduced availability of wood.

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Karachi, a port city situation on the shores of the Arabian Sea, was once famous for its pleasant weather and healthy atmosphere. Vegetation in the city could be found in abundance in areas like Malir, where lush farmland produced healthy crops.

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Flood calamity triggered by climate change piled up a mountain of problems like sanitation, security, malnutrition, livelihood and above all homelessness for rural women whose life was already not easy even before.

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Spreading over some 200,000 square kilometres, the Thar Desert is an arid region on the eastern side of the Sindh province, bordering the Indian state of Rajasthan. Thar is the only area of Pakistan with the Hindu population of fifty-nine percent.

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