$50bn housing project threatens mangroves on Pakistani island

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    Environmentalists in Pakistan are warning that a $50bn real estate project planned by the government to develop two islands in the Arabian Sea could lead to an environmental disaster. The islands, near Karachi, are known for their mangrove forests, which provide natural cover from storms and pollution. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government says the project will create thousands of jobs and ease pressure on Karachi, a megacity, home to 20 million people. Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports. –

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    In This Story: Pakistan

    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

    Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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