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‘Country lacks reliable data on impact of climate change’

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KARACHI: The country lacks reliable data on the impact of climate change and there is a need for an in-depth study on the subject. This issue was raised at a recent discussion held at the Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research that was attended, among others, by some foreign scientists. “Pakistan is ranked […]

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Minister announces to start trees plantation drive in schools

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LAHORE: Provincial Schools Education Minister Murad Raas announced on Friday to start Plant for Pakistan Campaign under which 100 plants will be planted in all the schools of Punjab. While addressing a press conference on Friday Dr Murad Raas said that role of teachers is very important in the promotion of education. He said that […]

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Mayor kicks off tree plantation campaign

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Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar has kicked off a campaign for tree plantation all over the city along with six DMCs though it is yet to be identified how this operation will be conducted. He said on Thursday there was an acute water shortage in Karachi and he had already announced a tree plantation campaign. According […]

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CCI to discuss water challenges, distribution dispute in next meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s water challenges including water distribution dispute between provinces are to be discussed by the Council of Common Interests (CCI) in its next meeting. This was hinted at a meeting of Senate Special Committee on Water Scarcity headed by Senator Moula Bux Chandio. The committee discussed current water scarcity issues and its impact […]

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WB team meets agriculture minister, stresses need for water reforms

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KARACHI: A delegation of the World Bank (WB) called on Agriculture Minis­ter Ismail Rahu at the latter’s office on Thursday. Officials at the ministry said the delegation included Hans Jansen, Wajid Rana and Daud Khan while Dr Fateh Marri, coordinator for Water Sector Improve­ment Project, also attended the meeting. While briefly touching on the ongoing […]

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Tharis call for imposing Section 144 to ban tree felling

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MITHI: Members of civil society as well as activists of non-governmental organisa­tions working for environ­ment and other social issues in Thar have demanded the Sindh government should impose Section 144 to ban felling of trees to stop desertification in the area which is already facing brunt of climate change. Mohammad Siddique Rahi­moon, chief of a […]

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Legislation needed to prevent illegal felling in Rahim Yar Khan

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RAHIM YAR KHAN: The daylong ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign was observed with full zeal and millions of trees were planted on September 2 (Sunday) across the country. Annually, scores of trees are planted and several tree plantation drives are carried out but still the numbers of trees have been declining instead of increasing due to […]

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First-ever National Wildlife policy to be approved soon

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Islamabad: Adviser to Prime Minister on climate change, Malik Amin Aslam said Monday first ever National Wildlife policy draft would be soon submitted to cabinet for approval. He said this in a meeting of Climate Change Caucus held here at Parliament House. The meeting was chaired by Chairperson of the Committee Senator Sherry Rahman and […]

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Clean up overdue: Mayor suspends environment wing officials

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ISLAMABAD: The Mayor of Islamabad Sheikh Anser Aziz has suspended Environment Wing Assistant Director Muhammad Ashfaq Noori and Forester Abdul Jalil and Forest Guard Nazim Shah for substandard progress in the Islamabad Municipal Corporation (IMC) Environment Wing with regards to the disposing off of wild grass, plants and trees in the federal capital. Furthermore, he […]

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Tree plantation drive launched across KP

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PESHAWAR: The tree plantation campaign was launched across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday as part of 10 billion tree drive announced by the federal government. Majority of the public sector educational institutions in the provincial capital remained opened on Sunday and the students and teachers took part in the tree plantation campaign. Commissioner Shahab Ali Shah […]

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NUST plants trees

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National University of Science and technology held a tree plantation activity at its main campus Sector H-12, as part of Green Pakistan Programme. Plantation of around 1,000 trees will go a long way in making NUST environment friendly and carbon neutral university, said a press release. NUST has planted olive, cassia fistula (amaltaas) guava and […]

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‘Climate change main cause of drought in Sindh’

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SUKKUR: Sincere and concerted efforts are needed to tackle malnutrition in vulnerable areas, including Thar. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thardeep Rural Development Program (TRDP), Dr Allahnawaz Samoo, said the malnutrition in the recent years has claimed lives of thousands of children of Tharparkar. Dr Allahnawaz Samoo said it is high time to invite the […]

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Mismanagement of resources cited as reason for water scarcity

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KARACHI: Water resources are under immense pressure from climate change and the soaring demand generated by the domestic, agriculture and industrial sectors. There is an urgent need for communities, companies and governments to come up with innovative solutions to secure water that can help maintain the balance between people and nature. This was stated by […]

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Massive plantation campaign planned

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Climate Change plans to launch massive afforestation campaign on September 2 in which trees will be planted and distributed all across the country. The plan was discussed at a provincial meeting held at Ministry of Climate Change on Monday. The meeting was chaired by Advisor to Prime Minister Amin Aslam. The […]

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