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Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

Sindh cancels leases of forest land

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KARACHI: The Sindh Cabinet cancelled on Monday the leases of 70,000 acres of forest land illegally allotted to different persons across the province and decided to initiate action against influential persons who have been occupying 145,245 acres of forest land illegally. The decisions were taken in the Sindh Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Syed Murad […]

Smog turns ‘garden city’ into a polluted hub

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LAHORE: At his house on the busy Mall Road, environmental lawyer Rafay Alam runs three air purifiers around the clock, keeps his windows shut and stuffs towels into the gaps under his doors. Some winter days, when the city’s smog is particularly bad, “I don’t send my daughter to school,” he admits. “I am not […]

‘Salt-tolerant plants could tackle food insecurity’

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KARACHI: Experts at the inaugural session of a three-day international conference which opened at Karachi University (KU) on Monday underscored the need for exploring the potential of salt-tolerant plants to tackle increasing food insecurity. These efforts, they emphasised, must be supported by background research aimed at bringing out solutions that are both economically and environmentally […]

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

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ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]

[Philippines] Pakistani media group appeals to President Duterte over killing of radio broadcaster

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The Pakistan Press Foundation, an independent media organization that seeks to promote and defend freedom of expression, expressed “deep concern” on the killing of Philippine radio announcer Gabriel Alburo in a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte, dated 31 December 2018. Alburo was on his way home to Guihulngan City in La Libertad, Negros Oriental — […]