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Karachi receives moderate to heavy showers

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KARACHI: The city received moderate to heavy showers Monday afternoon in most of its areas as a result of low pressure lying in Bay of Bengal. The rains mitigated the temperature in Karachi, resulting in a pleasant weather. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department spokesperson, Abdul Rashid, the highest rainfall was recorded in Landhi at 6mm, […]


Dengue outbreak: K-P welcomes support teams from Punjab

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RAWALPINDI / PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai has welcomed the teams sent by the Punjab government for providing support against the dengue outbreak in Peshawar. “Teams sent by the Punjab government have expressed their willingness to work according to the plan laid out by the K-P government,” said the health minister while addressing […]


Number of dengue patients soars to 900 in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: As number of dengue patients rose to 900 in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided on Sunday to take help from the medical teams from Punjab to overcome dengue. KP Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai has informed Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health, Khawaja Imran Nazir about it. According to details, […]


Alarm bells as first Congo fever patient emerges

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RAWALPINDI: Days ahead of Eidul Azha, a 52-year-old man was confirmed to have been suffering from the dreaded Congo virus. Allah Bakhsh a resident of Attock was moved to isolation ward at the Holy Family Hospital (HFH) after doctors received reports from National Institute of Health (NIH) confirming that he was suffering from the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever […]


Emergency meeting called over Peshawar dengue outbreak

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa senior minister for health Shahram Khan Tarakai has called an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss steps to control the dengue outbreak in parts of the provincial capital. A statement issued here said the meeting would be attended by the health secretary, director general (health), district nazim, district health officer, director (public […]


Tree felling resumes for another project

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LAHORE: Another tree-cutting spree in the city touches a raw nerve of the Lahorites and reactivates the Lahore Bachao Tehreek (save the city movement). “It is downright a seditious act for the city dwellers as it irreversibly changes the character of their abode,” laments Imrana Tiwana of the movement. For the last few days, the […]


Federal-run hospitals to disclose medical waste disposal measures

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KARACHI: The judicial commission summoned on Saturday the heads of federal government-run hospitals along with reports on measures taken by them to provide clean drinking water at their health facilities and to ensure safe disposal of infectious medical and nuclear waste. Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro, who headed the Supreme Court-appointed judicial commission to investigate poor water […]


‘Sindh to have E-passbooks for farming land soon’

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Zulfiqar Ali Shah is a career bureaucrat currently serving as Secretary to the Government of the Sindh province. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Pakistan.  His present assignment for the last five years, as Member (Reforms), Board of Revenue, has […]


SHC moved against dumping of sewage, industrial waste at Sea View

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The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Defence Housing Authority, Clifton Cantonment Board and others to file comments on a petition against dumping of sewage and industrial waste into the sea. Petitioners World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan), Citizens for Better Environment (Shehri – CBE), Pakistan Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and […]


‘Deforestation affects climate change as much as burning fossil fuel’

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ISLAMABAD: The cutting down and burning of forests has contributed as much to global warming as the burning of fossil fuels and efforts are being made to re-vitalise the forestry sector, said Federal Climate Change Minister Mushahid Ullah Khan on Tuesday. “We cannot protect the country from the devastating impacts of climate change unless deforestation […]


Pakistan’s first urban forest reaches greater heights

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KARACHI: The satisfaction of having achieved his goal reflected in Shahzad Qureshi’s face as he gazed at the trees he planted some 20 months ago. Inspired by Indian eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma, whose company develops native and urban forest in cities, Qureshi immediately decided to implement the idea in Karachi in a park adjacent to Neher-e-Khayam in […]


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ISLAMABAD: “It is an extremely unusual weather and will escalate unless global carbon emissions are cut sharply and soon,” Ghulam Rasool, the chief of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), told The Express Tribuneon Saturday. “In August, the humidity percentage is usually not that high, but this year it has gone up by 60% during day time and 80% […]


‘Even the K-IV will not be able to meet Karachi’s water requirements’

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KARACHI: Deputy Mayor Arshad Vohra has expressed concerns over the water supplied to the city and has termed the water ‘inconsumable’. Vohra was invited to speak at a conference, ‘Disaster on Water Stress: A Case of Karachi’, on Wednesday at the Marriot Hotel, organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health. He was joined […]


SC irked by govt’s failure to make reverse osmosis plants operational

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) expressed on Wednesday displeasure over the provincial government’s failure to make the reverse osmosis (RO) plants near Manchhar Lake functional and complete the Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD) project. A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, granted the provincial advocate-general (AG) two days to submit details of the current […]