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Plans to cut pollen producing trees in the capital

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ISLAMABAD: With residents of the federal capital facing record concentrations of pollen earlier this year, the civic agency has devised a plan to get rid of trees which are majorly responsible for the spread of pollen allergy in the capital. This was disclosed in a plan submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) by the Capital Development […]

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NBP plants saplings in Mardan

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In a bid to mitigate the impact of climate change and global warming, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) had planted saplings at Mardan as part of national tree plantation drive of the government. Shaukat Mahmood, Group Head, Service Quality Group, was welcomed by Dr Khurshid Ahmed, VC, AWKUM, Dr Qadar Baksh at Abdul Wali Khan […]

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Fashion Pakistan plants 100 gulmohar trees in Lyari

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KARACHI-Fashion Pakistan’s ‘Sew. Reap. Repeat’ campaign in collaboration with Kiran Foundation came to a successful close here the other day. At this tree plantation drive, the last of the 100 gulmohar trees, was planted in the heart of Lyari by Mahira Miyanji, a Lyari native who is working to educate the girls of Lyari free […]

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Environmentalists concerned over non-functional hospital incinerators

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ISLAMABAD: Environmentalists have expressed concerns over the non-functional incinerators in both public and private sector health facilities. “All incinerators in hospitals, especially public sector health facilities, are either out of order or not burning hazardous waste properly. There is also no check from environment watchdogs if all hospital waste is finding its way to the […]

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Sew. Reap. Repeat: Lyari road gets a green makeover

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KARACHI : With the effects of climate change already making their mark, corporations are stepping up to play their role in mitigating the phenomenon. Sunsilk and Fashion Pakistan (FP) joined hands with Kiran Foundation on Sunday for a tree plantation drive titled, ‘Sew. Reap. Repeat’, dedicated to late humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi. The drive planted […]

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Alvi asks people to join Clean Pakistan drive

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KARACHI – President Dr Arif Alvi Saturday urged people as well as government departments to take part in the government’s ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive. Addressing a ceremony held in connection with the Action Day of five-year Clean and Green Pakistan, the president said Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had also preached the followers to keep […]

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Imran launches drive to combat pollution, global warming

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday kicked off a countrywide ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ drive to tackle the challenges of increasing pollution and global warming. The prime minister launched the drive at the Islamabad College for Girls by planting a sapling and sweeping the lawns of the college. Holding a broom and wearing a […]

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Sarwar launches ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ campaign

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LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar on Saturday said government has launched an indiscriminate anti-encroachment campaign across Punjab. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of ‘Clean and Green Pakistan’ at Town Hall, he said strict action was being taken against encroachers without considering their political affiliation. The governor said the programme was not related to a single […]

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Sweeping changes: Clean-up drive launched on Margalla

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Youth against littering, a new initiative of the Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC), launched its ‘Community Litter Pick Campaign’ with the clean-up of the Margalla Hills Trail-5. More than fifty environment-loving teenage volunteers from different schools participated in the anti-littering campaign launch, supported by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan). Speaking on the occasion, the […]

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WWF-Pakistan and Careem initiate large scale mangrove plantation drive

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KARACHI: As part of the Rung Do Pakistan campaign, WWF-Pakistan and Careem launched a mangrove plantation drive at Sandspit on Friday. Under this initiative, 180,000 saplings will be planted in the coastal belt of Pakistan. This initiative will not only help restore the lost mangrove forest cover but will also build resilience of the local […]

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Environmental pollution: Farmers warned against stubble burning

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LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khurshid on Friday said that to mitigate the effects of smog, farmers should avoid burning of crop residual, rice stubble burning etc. The farmers should mix the crop residual into the soil through deep plough. Wasif Khurshid disclosed that this year agriculture department will monitor and report burning of rice […]

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Alvi asks nation to support government’s cleanliness drive

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President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday asked the nation to extend all out support to the government’s recently launched Clean and Green Pakistan drive as it was directly related to the public health. In his video message to the nation, he called for a well-coordinated mechanism for disposal of garbage and said the cleanliness would […]

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The forgotten tree

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Sindh was declared the hottest place on earth in April 2018, when the temperature crossed 50 degrees Celsius in Nawabshah on the last day of the year’s fourth month breaking its own record of 49.2 degrees Celsius recorded in 2017. In Sindh, the urban areas have expanded exponentially with drastic reduction in green cover. Deforestation […]

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Foul smell engulfs city as rotten phytoplankton plant washes ashore

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KARACHI : A foul smell has engulfed many localities of the port city since Tuesday night. Many on social media were confused and wondered where the smell originated from. World Wide Fund (WWF) Pakistan adviser Mohammad Moazzam Khan said that the stench emanates from the rotting of phytoplankton plant that washes ashore at the end of […]

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