75 pc natural disasters hit Pakistan due to climate change: NDMA Chairman

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NDMA stresses establishing strong, efficient warning system to avoid losses

ISLAMABAD, Mar 14 (APP): Over 70 per cent natural disasters hitting  Pakistan in last many years are due to climate change, which indicates  enormity of the challenge facing the country, said National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Maj General Asghar Nawaz here Monday. Whether it was flash flood of Chitral, severity of drought in Thar or a wave of heat killing 1200 people in the port city of Karachi last year, landslides or avalanches, all were arising out of the climate change sweeping Pakistan, which was one of the 10th worst hit countries of the world, he told a select audience of diplomats, climate experts and  women activists at a “reception-cum-debate on women and climate change” organized by French Ambassador to Pakistan Mrs Martine Dorance.