ISLAMABAD/KARACHI – Standing committee of Science and Technology cleared reported in Senate that Karachi and major part of Sindh will be drown in sea till 2060 as the sea is advancing towards Karachi, PakistanTribe reported.
According to details the committee was told that Badin and Thatta will drown by 2050 and Karachi by 2060 if immediate steps were not taken to check sea intrusion along the coastal areas of Sindh.
The committee presided by Prof Sajid Mir was also informed that United Nations (UN) programme of environment control had listed Pakistan in those countries which will be effected by the increasing surface of sea.
The warning came from officials of the Sindh Board of Revenue and the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) during a briefing on “intrusion of the sea to the coastal areas of Sindh and Baluchistan”.
A consensus was developed in the meeting to take necessary measures to avoid this threat as hundreds of villages have been drown till today due to advancing sea.
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