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LHC seeks notification of commission on air pollution

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Friday a provincial law officer to submit a notification regarding constitution of an air pollution standing commission, as ordered by the Supreme Court. Justice Ayesha A. Malik was hearing petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Waleed Iqbal and others questioning the failure of the government to implement recommendations […]

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Efforts urged to end unchecked deforestation

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Monday called for putting an end to merciless felling of trees and underscored the need for growing more saplings to counter the impacts of global warming. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the day-long session to highlight the issue […]

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Environmentalists call for promoting cycling

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ISLAMABAD: Cycling culture offers a healthy option for residents to ward off impact of auto emissions and climate change which is silently and persistently affecting human health, particularly in the twin cities, that had been serene and full green in 70s and 80s. Bicycle is environment friendly, inexpensive and improves health of the riders, said […]

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Clean and Green Pakistan : With smog season looming, govt shuts polluting brick kilns

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ISLAMABAD: To combat worsening smog, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent. But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make the switch, and from kiln […]

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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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