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Forests at risk

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A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar expressed displeasure over the Sindh government’s foot dragging and reluctance to recover hundreds of thousands of acres of state land, including protected forests, illegally allotted to and grabbed by real estate developers in the province. The petition […]


Experts call for concerted efforts to protect flagship marine species

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Collaborative efforts are immediately required to protect marine megafauna which are facing multiple threats. These animals considered as flagship species indicate the health of marine ecosystem. This was stated by experts during a consultative workshop organised by the WWF-Pakistan under its Sustainable Fisheries Entrepreneurship project supported by Engro Foundation at a local hotel in Karachi. […]


Climate Change Ministry to strengthen water-dependent sectors

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Islamabad: The Climate Change Ministry would introduce measures to strengthen the productivity and efficiency of water-dependent sectors such as agriculture and energy in the face of adverse impacts of the global climate change. An official of the ministry said the climate change projections for South Asia as a whole show that warming is likely to […]


Man fined Rs10,000 for trying to cut 50-year-old tree

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Environment Wing on Tuesday imposed a Rs10,000 fine on a man for illegally chopping off a half-a-century-old Eucalyptus tree within the Super Market in sector F-6. On Tuesday, former secretary of the climate change minister Syed Abu Akif posted in a WhatsApp group for those working on the environment in […]

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Afghan DPs convert rocks into green farm in Chagai village

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QUETTA: Afghan refugees in the remote district of Chagai have transformed rocks and desert into a green farm, contributing to the local economy and a better environment with the help of UNHCR and the technical support of FAO. Posti refugee village is a self-sufficient organic farm in barren hills of a rocky desert area in […]

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More water reservoirs needed to bring green revolution

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ISLAMABAD: More water reservoirs are needed to bring green revolution in the country especially when the phenomena of climate change is gradually affecting the overall environment of Pakistan ranging from weather to irrigation as well as every day human life. The only way forward to thwart looming water scarcity in the country can be carved […]

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The Empress’s five old trees

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KARACHI: It seems that the hullabaloo created by those who seem to care a lot about Karachi’s historicity as soon as the anti-encroachment drive at Empress Market began has now subsided. Empress Market is still there, although these days it cuts a weary, haggard figure. Everybody knows how old the market is and who made […]

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‘Clean and green KP’ app launched

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday inaugurated ‘clean and green KP’ app. The app was launched at a function, where senior minister Mohammad Atif Khan, ministers Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Shakeel Khan, special assistant to chief minister on science and information technology Kamran Bangash, Peshawar district nazim Mohammad Asim, and other officials were […]

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ACE starts probe into Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land

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RAWALPINDI: The Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) has started investigating Punjab Forest Department’s ‘missing’ land in Islamabad, which is included in the district land revenue record but not in the Forest Department’s record for the last 18 years. During investigations into a case pertaining to a private housing society along Mouza Maloot, ACE found the old record […]

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Experts find link between climate change and respiratory diseases

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ISLAMABAD: A medical expert on Saturday emphasised on the need to hammer out a national climate change awareness plan to boost Pakistan’s response to climate risks and build up climate resilience through adaptation measures in various socio-economic sectors, particularly water, energy and food. Senior Physician Dr Qayumm Raza said climatic change is greatly associated with respiratory […]

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Efforts underway to make capital clean, and green

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Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) is taking measures to make the capital city clean and green as per vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Islamabad has been ranked second in the list of world’s most beautiful capitals and the civic body is committed to further enhance its beauty by planting more trees in the […]

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Pakistan 8th most affected country from climate change: Adviser

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Thursday said that Pakistan has spent four billion dollars for climate change and it was identified as the eighth most affected climate change country. Addressing a Press conference, the Adviser informed that the international reports released at the 24th Conference of Parties (COP-24) […]

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Govt inks MoU with WWF on environment

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) to provide technical support to run an awareness campaign to improve environment in the province. Sindh Minister for Envir­onment and Coastal Develop­ment Ta­i­mur Talpur signed the MoU on behalf of the government. According to […]

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Sugar mills ordered to install in-house treatment systems

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court-mandated Commission on Water and Sanitation has given one week to sugar mills to comply with its order for installation of in-house treatment systems to stop polluting the waterways and environment in rural areas. The Commission Chairperson Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim, conducted the hearing on Tuesday. He expressed annoyance with the Sindh […]

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