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Pakistan needs $14b annually to combat climate change

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UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan needs around $14 billion annually to adapt a comprehensive strategy to deal with climate change issues, as the country is one of the most vulnerable nations impacted by it, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi told a high-level meeting at the UN on Friday. The meeting on ‘Climate and Sustainable Development for All’ […]


‘Cyber security, data privacy new challenges for banks’

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KARACHI: Tech­no­lo­gical advancements have transformed financial services but challenges including cyber security issues, social media, data privacy and third party risks have emerged strongly, participants at a seminar hosted by the State Bank observed. The ‘Internal Audit: Emerging Challenges and Effective Practices in Central Banks’ seminar hosted by the SBP under the aegis of Saarc […]


APNS sounds alarm at state of media in country

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Saturday voiced concerns over the state of media in the country and criticised the government for its failure to clear media dues, at the annual general council meeting of the body held at APNS House, Karachi. A statement issued by the APNS said that Hameed Haroon was […]


Karachi newspaper reporter picked up from home

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KARACHI: A reporter associated with the daily Jang, Karachi, was forcibly taken away by unidentified armed men from his home early on Saturday morning, according to his family. Around two dozen masked armed men entered the house in Salman Farsi Society, within the jurisdiction of the Al-Falah police station, by scaling a wall at around […]


Tasks undone

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The task forces and reform committees, formed soon after the new Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government assumed power, have not really taken off. Over six months have passed but a majority of them have hardly convened their scheduled meetings. Some of the committees became defunct after their conveners either quit or remained busy in their own […]


Tribute paid to producer who gave KTV ‘its identity’

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KARACHI: Friends, admirers and colleagues paid glowing tributes to senior television director, producer, writer and actor Bakhtiar Ahmed at an event held on Friday evening to highlight his life and work at the Arts Council Karachi. Prof Sahar Ansari said though Mr Ahmed was eight years younger than him he called him Bakhtiar bhai because […]


PM underscores plantation to offset global warming effects

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KARACHI- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan ranks 8th among counties most affected by global warming, fearing that the upcoming generations would have to face its dire consequences, if more and more trees are not grown. “Sindh needs more and more plantation to offset the rate on which trees have been cut […]


Earth Hour observed worldwide: Lights at PM Office turned off to mark Earth Hour

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ISLAMABAD: The unnecessary lights were switched off at the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in connection with the Earth Hour. According to the PMO statement, lights were turned off symbolically, keeping in view the aspect of security. Meanwhile, Earth Hour was observed from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, worldwide. Skylines across the world went dark as millions observed […]


Lessening environmental damage in armed conflicts

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With the recent India-Pakistan conflict the term eco-terrorism has resurfaced. After the Pulwama attack, Indian war planes bombed a hilly forest in Balakot, claiming to attack terrorists’ camps in Pakistan’s territory. However, the claim proved to be wrong with evidences of damages to forest land only. The incident was followed by Pakistan deciding to lodge […]


English language changing with technology boom in world, moot told

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HYDERABAD: Eminent natio­nal and international linguists speaking at a two-day conference said that technology boom was bri­nging about a lot of changes in Eng­lish. They also called for promoting all languages as a Unesco report suggested that out of around 7,000 languages of the world, 90 per cent would vanish within this century. The conference […]


Experts in Sindh warn against environmental degradation

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KARACHI:Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s (SMIU) environmental science department organised on Friday a day-long National Conference on the environment and sustainable development. The varsity’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said the environment was an important subject and, “we have to leave a legacy about solving environmental issues so that our children may live in a safe […]


Pakistani TV and harmful gender stereotypes

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A woman wins her mother-in-law’s heart by using the perfect washing powder to wash clothes, another woman pleases her whole family by using the ultimate cooking oil to cook an entire feast, and yet another woman succeeds in becoming ‘fair and lovely’ after using the most effective skin-lightening cream. A Pakistani television (TV) viewer is […]


Experts in Karachi call for fair and equitable distribution of water

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KARACHI: The Karachi Urban Lab at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) organised a dialogue titled Urban Water Dialogue as the second session of a lecture series that aims to critically examine Pakistan’s water scarcity problems. The panel comprising Hisaar Foundation Founder  Simi Kamal, retired Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) bureaucrat Kaleemullah Lashari, KWSB Labour […]


100,000 saplings to be planted in Islamabad

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Islamabad: The Plant for Islamabad campaign will begin on April 3 under the government’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami afforestation initiative. Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Climate Change Babar Hayat Tarar told reporters here that the minimum target of planting 100,000 saplings had been set for the Plant for Islamabad campaign. He said special sapling […]