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Mangrove trees to be planted on over 12,000 acres along Sindh’s coast

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The Sindh Coastal Development Authority will plant mangrove trees on further 12,500 acres on the coastline of the province to protect the environment of the coastal areas and conserve the marine ecosystem. The information to this effect was passed on Friday to participants of the 15th Governing Body’s meeting of the provincial Coastal Development Authority […]


Pakistan must learn from developed world’s climate mistakes

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The traditional capitalist development model of the western world has pushed the world into environmental chaos creating global climate change issues such as global warming and loss of biodiversity loss. Hence, there is a need for a paradigm shift, especially in the advanced capitalist economies to switch to the alternative ‘eco-socialist’ development model. This was […]


The destruction of mangrove forests

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The threat of global warming is becoming clearer with every passing season. The melting of glaciers in the Himalayas and the increasingly volatile climate of Pakistan over the last decade demonstrates that serious measures need to be taken if we are to slow down the effects of global warming. A preventive, holistic approach needs to […]


Pollution threat to Karachi coast: Minister

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ISLAMABAD – Environmental pollution around the coastal area of Karachi is a serious threat to the area’s biodiversity. This was stated by Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi while briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Maritime Affairs here on Wednesday. He said that 5.5 million tonnes of sewage containing inorganic and organic […]


Role of media in 21st century

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The contemporary world of globalisation witnessed both positive and negative roles of media. However despite some lacunas, it is an essential tool of information, entertainment and above all the current knowledge. It is rightly said that media is the mirror of a society. Its shows the real face of society. Doubtlessly, media has played a […]


Body on Billion Tree Tsunami Programme raises objections

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PESHAWAR: The parliamentary committee appointed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to enquire into the alleged corruption and irregularities in Billion Tree Tsunami Programme has raised objections on the process for the programme, funds, distribution of samplings and selection of land for plantation. The committee decided to visit the sites of the programme, including Bannu and Dera Ismail […]


Stakeholders discuss Sindh’s draft climate change policy

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KARACHI: Stakeholders at a consultative meeting held on Tuesday discussed in detail a draft of the province’s first climate change policy and shared a number of suggestions that could help prepare a more focused and integrated policy. The meeting, presided over by Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Nawabzada Mohammad Taimoor Talpur, was […]


‘Mangroves are the custodians of the coast’

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KARACHI: Mangroves can help ensure a sustainable development process in the country. This was emphasised by Coastal Areas Commander Vice Admiral Fayyaz Gillani at the mangrove plantation campaign organised by the Pakistan Navy at Port Bin Qasim on Monday. Mangroves play a significant role in fending-off the adverse effects of coastal hazards spurred by climate […]


‘Fighting climate change most crucial war right now’

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Fighting climate change is the most important war that we need to fight right now, said Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Monday while addressing a seminar as its chief guest. ‘Climate Change, Summer & Monsoon Safety Awareness Seminar’ was organised in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), the […]


Mangroves plantation to strengthen human ties with nature: CNS

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Karachi: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said that Mangroves Plantation Campaign is an opportunity to strengthen our unique relationship with nature. In his message on mangroves plantation drive, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi said, “Mangrove forests offer a promising habitat and breeding ground for a large variety of marine life; including fish, […]


EcoSikh to set up Guru Nanak Sacred Forest in Kasur

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Lahore- EcoSikh, a US-based organisation, will launch its first-ever tree plantation campaign ‘Guru Nanak Sacred Forest’ in Pakistan tomorrow (Monday). The campaign, named after founder of the Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak , will kick off at the Punjabi Language Research Centre in Kasur in connection with Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary. The campaign will be […]


HU Earth Day event: government urged to introduce climate-friendly policies

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Speakers at a symposium urged the government to take effective and concrete measures to protect rapidly-deteriorating environment in the country by introducing and implementing climate-friendly policies. The Earth Day symposium was organised by Habib University (HU) at its auditorium, here on Saturday. Adjunct Professor HU Urban Planning Farhan Anwar said that more than 75 percent […]


‘We need to think how we can replenish the planet’

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Karachi: Awareness of issues regarding the earth and the environment were at the forefront of all the discussions that took place at the day-long Earth Day Symposium organised as a part of the Dhanani School of Science and Engineering’s ‘Public lecture series’ at the Habib University (HU) here on Saturday. Environmental lawyer Ahmed Rafay Alam […]


Merits of bio-saline farming in Thar discussed

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Mithi: Stressing that bio-saline agriculture can bring about an economic revolution, elected representatives, irrigation and agriculture experts, civil society activists and coal mining firms’ executives have urged the government of Sindh to introduce bio-saline agriculture scheme for farmers to eradicate poverty from the region and counter the chronic drought in Thar. They were speaking at […]