Pakistan has only a month’s worth of water left: Report

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Islamabad, Feb 4: In a shocking report, it has emerged that Pakistan is left with "one month of water supply" on hand.

According to a 2013 report from the Asian Development Bank, 80 percent of Pakistan's agriculture relies on irrigation from the overstressed water system.

Pakistan's average temperature is likely to increase around 3 degrees Celsius within the next 50 years, that's why people, especially in rural areas, have already started migrating out of the country for these reasons.

Pakistan has lot of major challenges before combating the climate change woes.

Another worrisome news is for those whose major source of income comes from timber industry, because deforestation is a major problem.

The report says that Pakistan manages to retain only two and five percent of its tree cover.

With high population, timber mafia and flooding due to deforestation, Pakistan has lot of major challenges before combating the climate change woes.

In December last year, the World Bank gave Pakistan nearly $4 million to study deforestation and how to address it.

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