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Shafqaat hopes to turn around capital’s plastic habits in 45 days

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ISLAMABAD: Even though the district administration of the federal capital has yet to fully enforce a ban on plastics in the city, one administrator hopes to bring about a change in the habits of the city’s residents over the course of the next month and a half even as a junior climate change minister reiterated the […]


Clean Karachi drive an attempt to make city dirtier, says Ghani

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KARACHI: The Clean Karachi campaign led by Federal Minister Ali Zaidi in fact is not to clean the city, but it appears to be an attempt to make the metropolis dirtier as during the ongoing drive, the garbage and filth taken out from storm-water drains and other places is being thrown at open places, parks […]


Twin city residents show their green thumbs

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RAWALPINDI: The ‘Plant for Pakistan Day’ afforestation campaign kicked off with fanfare in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Sunday with thousands of trees being planted across the two cities. In Islamabad, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza planted a sapling at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims). […]


30,000 saplings planted across Faisalabad

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Plant for Pakistan Day was observed throughout Faisalabad division with new zeal and passion and more than 30 thousands plants were planted by govt departments and private institution in one day. The theme of “Plant for Pakistan Day” was “One person – two Tree” and officers of divisional/district administrations and other departments planted two tree […]


NHA starts tree plantation along highways

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ISLAMABAD – The National Highway Authority (NHA) has marked August 18 as “Plant for Pakistan Day” and arranged multiple plantation events across the country. As per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and on the special directives of Federal Minister for Communications and Postal Services Murad Saeed, NHA observed August 18, as “Plant for […]


CM Punjab inaugurates monsoon tree plantation campaign

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LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the monsoon tree plantation campaign in Khudpur, Manga Mandi. Every person should plant two saplings on the occasion of ‘Plant for Pakistan Day,’ he said. The chief minister, while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the campaign, announced to name the place allocated for tree plantation after Kashmir Park. […]


Punjab CM opens tree plantation campaign

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Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the monsoon plantation campaign 2019 with the slogan that ‘every person should plant two saplings’ on the occasion of ‘Plant for Pakistan Day’ at Khudpur, Manga Mandi. Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gull, Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Ameen Aslam, Federal Parliamentary Secretary […]


KP CM inaugurates ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive today

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan will formally inaugurate the ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today (Saturday). The chief minister would plant a sapling in Shahkas area of Khyber district to inaugurate the drive under which five million saplings would be planted throughout the province. According to an official handout, 150,000 saplings would be […]


Tree plantation drive begins in KP today

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan will formally launch ‘Plant for Pakistan Drive in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today at Shahkas Area (Adjacent to Masood Scouts) of District Khyber under which 5 million saplings will be planted throughout the province. According to details 150,000 sapling will be planted in Peshawar alone whereas similar plantation drive will be […]


PM for creating awareness about climate change issues

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed for inclusion of every segment in the steps being taken to protect environment and deal with challenges of climate change. He was speaking at a briefing on “Clean and Green Pakistan Index” project, progress in 10 billion tree project ban on use of polythene bags in Islamabad, electric vehicles […]


Climate change adviser warns of rise in temperatures

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ISLAMABAD: Temperatures will rise by more than 1°C in Pakistan if there is a 1°C rise in temperatures in the rest of the world, if the effects of global warming are not mitigated, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Thursday. He explained that this meant that when temperatures […]


Doctors warn of possible outbreak of water-borne diseases

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KARACHI: Expressing concern over the presence of stagnant water in various parts of the metropolis even a week after the first spell of monsoon rain, health experts have warned of possible epidemics of various water-borne diseases, fevers with unknown origins and viral diseases in Karachi. Cautioning the government’s health agencies, the health experts warn of […]


Floods feared as more rains from today to Saturday

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Islamabad: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast more monsoon rains in the northern half of the country, including Islamabad, from today (Wednesday) through Saturday amid flooding alert. According to a weatherman, a well-marked monsoon low pressure has formed over the North Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas, so there is a likelihood of moderate […]


UN praises billion trees programme

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Islamabad: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw has admired Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam for successfully planting a billion trees in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP). He expressed these views at Kabuqi Desert Forum held in China last month Terming the success story of KP fantastic, Thiaw […]