Floods, landsliding may damage Swat, Shangla

Meteorologists issue ‘calamity warning’

Swat—Meteorologists have issued a ‘calamity warning’ for Swat, Shangla and its surrounding areas due to change in climate, prolonged summer and shortterm winter seasons saying these areas might be affected by floods and landsliding.
These views were expressed by the experts during a daylong workshop titled ‘Reduction in climate change and natural disasters’ arranged by an NGO ‘Lasoona’ at Saidu Sharif Swat.
Director General Pakistan Meteorological Department, Dr Muhammad Hanif, Professor Bahauddin Zikriya University, Dr Saifullah Khan, Professor Agricultural University Peshawar, Dr Inam Ullah Khan while presenting their reports said that before 20 years the span of summer season in Pakistan was around 150 days which has now been increased to 170 days.—APP

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