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last contributed to D+C/E+Z in summer of 2022. He is a journalist based in Islamabad.  

All articles of Imran Mukhtar

Extreme weather

Climate impacts compound Pakistan’s pre-existing problems

Why this summer’s floods will reduce food security in Pakistan in the long run


Pakistan is paying price for neglect of climate adaptation

Not having contributed much to climate change, Pakistanis suffer impacts


Some poor people depend on garbage scavenging in Islamabad

In Pakistan, informal waste pickers manage about 50 % of municipal waste

Labour rights

Dangerous cotton harvest

Mostly women pick cotton in Pakistan – they are poorly paid and exposed to health risks


How the climate crisis affects cotton production in Pakistan

Rising temperatures have contributed to a 50 % decline in cotton production in Pakistan

Health hazards

In Pakistan, toxins put the poor particularly at risk

Pakistan’s laws to control chemical pollution are hardly enforced

Environmental protection

Cleaner air for Punjab

The regional government of Pakistan’s most populous province is taking steps to reduce air pollution

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