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Cleanliness, tree plantation drive from 18th

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RAWALPINDI: The district administration will launch a cleanliness and tree plantation drive starting March 18, under the government’s Clean and Green Pakistan programme. The drive will focus on cleaning streets in rural and urban areas by involving people from all walks of live, raising awareness of hygiene through a public hand-washing campaign and tree plantation, […]


Why is Pakistan oblivious to its climate threats?

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There is a plethora of alarming assessments pointing out how Pakistan is amongst the leading victims of global warming and climate change, yet it is surprising that not many people within the country seem too worried about this situation. Besides lingering droughts and widespread water scarcity, it has not been too long since Pakistan experienced […]


First-ever Islamic declaration on climate change inked

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With a view to raise awareness among the general public about threats associated with climate change, the first-ever Islamic declaration on climate change was signed at a ceremony held at Governor House Lahore. Governor Punjab, Ch. Muhammad Sarwar was the chief guest while Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent, Dr. Saeed Elahi, Provincial Chairman PRC Punjab, Lt. […]


Naval chief announces plantation drives

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi Monday said spring tree plantation campaign was an opportunity to strengthen link with nature and afforestation was vital for socio-economic development and a sustainable ecosystem. In his message, the naval chief said for years, besides contributing towards food, fibre resources and livelihood; trees had been […]


Forest cover in KP expanded by 4pc, says Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Terming the government’s Billion Tree Tsunami campaign a successful endeavour, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday it had led to increase the forest cover of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by four per cent while contributing to the fight against climate change. “From nurseries to full forest areas, the success of Billion Tree Tsunami has been […]


A climate change solution

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It was a nightmarish Iowa blizzard in 1998 that made Seth Watkins rethink the way he farmed. Before then, he’d operated his family business – he raises livestock alongside hay and corn crops for feed – pretty much as his parents had, utilizing practices like monocropping and unseasonal calving cycles, methods designed to cheat nature. […]


‘Forest cover rises by 6%’

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ISLAMABAD: The implementation of the ‘Green Pakistan’ programme including the billon tree tsunami is in progress in full swing to increase the number of trees. However, there is no authentic data available about the increase in forest areas in the country. The previous government led by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had started a survey under […]


CDA chairman takes notice of trees’ cutting

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Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed while taking notice of cutting of trees in two sectors of Islamabad has ordered action against the contactor. Amer Ali Ahmed, who is also Chief Commissioner Islamabad, has directed registration of FIR and arrest of contractor namely, Ali Haider, for cutting trees in sectors H-9 and […]


19 pine trees uprooted by Indian airstrikes in Jaba

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MANSEHRA: A total of 19 trees were uprooted as a result of the February 26 Indian airstrike in two forests near Balakot. “The Indian aircraft payload destroyed 19 pine trees and newly planted saplings,” said a report released by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest Department on Friday. The damages report issued by Arif Khan, the sub-divisional […]


Nestlé Pakistan kicks-off country-wide tree plantation drive

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LAHORE: Nestlé Pakistan commits to planting 50,000 trees across its operational areas in Pakistan as part of the Prime Minister’s Clean Green Pakistan initiative. Nestlé Pakistan’s commitment is also part of the ten billion tress tsunami campaign launched by the Prime Minister last year. To mark this commitment, a tree plantation and clean up activity […]


Eight wildlife parks set up in KP: official

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PESHAWAR: Environmentalists at a function have urged people from all segments of society to play their effective role in the protection and conservation of wild species and forests. The function was jointly organized by Wildlife Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Project to mark the World Wildlife Day. The theme for World […]


One million trees will be planted in Karachi: Sindh Minister

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While visiting the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Park, Sindh Minister for Forests and Wildlife Syed Nasir Husain Shan said that in the first phase of Urban Forestry throughout Sindh, approximately one million tree plantation will be carried out in Karachi. The Minister was accompanied by Chancellor Iqra University Erum Lakhani, Secretary Forest Abdul Raheem Soomro, President […]


Enormous wood cutting leading to climate issues

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN – Trees and plants play significant role in the conservation of soil and environment whereas continuous wood cutting in the area is leading to deforestation and causing climate issues. Wood cutting for various purposes like timber wood, fodder etc puts tremendous immediate and long term consequences on the environment besides causing soil […]


KP can enhance forestry up to 30pc

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PESHAWAR – Blessed with bounties of natural resources varying from deserts to Alpine meadows, rivers, plenty of sunshine and rich biodiversity, Khyber Pakthunkhwa is the most suitable province of Pakistan with a colossal potential to enhance forest areas up to 30pc.  The forest area can be enhanced by using the vast barren land of merged […]