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Tree plantation campaign launched

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LANDIKOTAL: The local administration in support of journalists and civil society launched a shade tree plantation project at selected points in Landikotal, official said on Saturday. Tehsildar Landikotal Shamsul Islam said that the aim of planting big trees at four selected places is to give a beautiful look to the area and provide shade to […]


No rain, but misery showers on Tharparkar

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HYDERABAD: If it does not rain profusely in Tharparkar in the next few days, the new Sindh government will have to declare drought in the desert region. The dry spell, with a modicum of rain in June and July, was far from enough for the farmers to cultivate the rain-fed crops, in the geographically-largest district […]


Tree plantation ceremony held at JMPC

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A ceremony was held at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) to plant trees as part of the Greener Pakistan Initiative to celebrate the 71st Independence Day of Pakistan, stated a press release issued on Friday. Speaking at the ceremony, National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH) President Naeem Qureshi, informed the audience that the […]


25,000 saplings planted to mark Independence Day

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PESHAWAR: Sustainable Forest Management Project, working against deforestation, and Forest Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made a record plantation of planting 25000 saplings in one hour. According to a press release issued here on Thursday, the plantation was carried out to mark the Independence Day celebrations. The plantation takes place at different areas of Kaghan valley […]


Expert calls for growing forests in city

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KARACHI: Given the intense hot weather conditions the city has been facing for the past few years, it is important that the government drastically enhances Karachi`s green cover and turns at least 25 of its big parks into urban forests. This can be done easily with the help of a Japanese method, which is not […]


WWF-Pakistan holds campaign to create awareness of plastic pollution

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To create awareness regarding the hazards of plastic, the WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Hoga Saaf Pakistan recently concluded a “Beat Plastic Pollution” campaign. The five-days-long activity began at Dolmen Mall, Clifton on August 10 and invited people to donate their used plastic bottles in exchange for the opportunity to win gifts from various brands. The […]


Drive against menace of plastic pollution launched

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KARACHI: The WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with Hoga Saaf Pakistan on Tuesday launched #BeatPlasticPollution campaign to help end the ever growing plastic pollution in the country. A five-day activity, which began on last August 10 invited people to donate their used plastic bottles in exchange for an opportunity to win exciting gifts, is a bid to […]


Tree plantation drive launched in Mohmand

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GHALLANAI: The administration on Monday launched the tree planation campaign in Mohmand district. Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Wasif Saeed inaugurated the planation drive at a ceremony. Additional Deputy Commissioner Irfanullah Wazir, Divisional Forest Officer Farhatullah Khan and local elders attended the ceremony. Speaking on the occasion, Wasif Saeed underscored the need for planting trees to offset […]


‘City needs urban forestry at par with international standards’

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Karachi Commissioner Muhammad Sualeh Ahmad Faruqui has stressed on the need for planting trees across the city to curb the effects of global warming and to make Karachi greener. He expressed these views in a meeting held at his office on Sunday to review the progress of tree plantation drives that he had initiated. He […]


Call to tackle plastic pollution

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KARACHI – The Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan (RB) has partnered with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) under their pledge for ‘Hoga Saaf Pakistan,’ to help beat plastic pollution in the country. The two organizations are calling out people to bring in empty plastic bottles to Dolmen Mall, Clifton from 10th to 14th August. Waste Busters has joined […]


Rain turns weather pleasant

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PESHAWAR: A light rain received in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the provincial capital turned the weather pleasant, breaking the severe heat wave that continued for the last one week. The weather remained partly cloudy in Peshawar, bringing down the temperature to 32 degrees centigrade. Though the rain was for a short time, it […]


NBP launches tree plantation drive across Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The National Bank of Pakistan formally launches its “Green Initiative” tree plantation campaign. Mr Saeed Ahmad, the NBP President planted sapling at the NBP’s north region head-office in Islamabad. NBP’s tree plantation campaign, “Green Initiative” is part of bank’s CSR program through which over 3,000 plants will be planted in Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi. […]


Admin to plant over 8,000 saplings on 14th

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KASUR-The administration is all set to invite students from various educational institutions of Kasur district to the Tree Plantation Festival scheduled to be held on Aug 14 at Changa Manga for the plantation of more than 8,000 saplings in a short span of time. These views were expressed by Deputy Commissioner Rana M Arshad, DPO […]


More rains likely this week

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LAHORE – The local meteorological department forecast rain/thundershower in the provincial capital during the next 24 hours, which will persist with more intensity during next couple of days. The maximum temperature was recorded as 37 degrees Celsius on Sunday. According to the met office, rain-thundershower with gusty winds is expected at scattered places in Rawalpindi,Gujranwala […]