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‘World Environment Day’ to be observed worldwide today

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Coinciding with the Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, the World Environment Day is being celebrated across the globe today (Wednesday) to highlight the serious environmental issues being faced globally. The World Environment Day (WED), celebrated each year on June 5, is the day to raise worldwide awareness and inspire action to protect our environment, according to […]


Forest dept to plant 5m saplings

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FAISALABAD: The forest department has decided to plant 5 million saplings across the province under a mega tree plantation project. An official of the forest department said on Monday that about 6,500 acres of land under the forest department was vacant in Punjab where 5 million saplings can be planted. He added that a total 1,500 […]


‘If you can’t take care of Kaavan, shift him to shelter’

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Islamabad / Rawalpindi: With the sole elephant in the Margharzar zoo of the federal capital in a deplorable condition, a high court has asked the metropolitan corporation to shift the pachyderm to a shelter if it cannot adequately take care of the animal. This was directed by an Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench, led by Chief […]


Pakistan wins World Habitat Award, says Zartaj

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ISLAMABAD  –   State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, in a tweet on her social media account, said that she was proud of to share that Pakistan had been elected as an Executive Board Member of the first United Nations Habitat Assembly. Later, in her another tweet, she informed that it was another crowning achievement […]


AJK bans production, use of plastic shopping bags

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MIRPUR (AJK)   –   In a swift move to ensure pollution-free environment in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the state-run Environment Protection Agency Wednesday imposed complete ban on manufacturing, sale and use of non-degradable plastic shopping bag with immediate effect across the state, it was officially announced. Disclosing this, Director General Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Raja Muhammad […]


Urban forests: changing cities

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Sometimes all it takes to solve complex problems is simple solutions. The same can be said of tackling the rising pollution and emission levels in the major cities of Pakistan. Planting trees as part of urban forests might be a simple yet effective solution to the problem. As rapid urbanisation takes place and developers are […]


The climate-migration nexus

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An oft ignored side of climate change is its impact on local migration. The regular environmental degradation facilitates migration from one place to another, but the rapidly changing climate has exacerbated this trend in human mobility as their vulnerabilities cross thresholds. Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, and ranks in […]


Ministers object to additional funds for billion tree project

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PESHAWAR: The future of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Billion Tree Tsunami flagship project is at stake in the province as the provincial cabinet divided on approval of additional funds for the project. Sources told this scribe that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan deferred the matter regarding approval of the additional fund worth Rs1,840 million […]


Animals being treated inhumanly at Islamabad Zoo: Wildlife expert

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ISLAMABAD-Wildlife, especially elephant ‘Kawan’ at Islamabad zoo is in dire need of attention of the quarters concerned as it is being treated inhumanly, a wildlife expert said, requesting anonymity. He said that the quality of food served to Kawan was unhygienic and it was being fed on sugarcane and hay by the visitors. He disclosed […]


CM orders crackdown on manufacturing, use of plastic bags

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Peshawar: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered a crackdown against manufacturing and use of plastic bags throughout the province. He was chairing a meeting on promotion of tourism in the province, said an official handout. The meeting was also attended by Senior Minister for Tourism Atif Khan, Minister for Information Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Minister for […]


Minister for fixing environmental problems

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Mirpurkhas – Provincial minister for environment, Information technology and coastal development Taimoor Talpure said that federal government stopped the funds of Rs 120 billion of Sindh government, resultantly Sindh government was facing great hardships in development and social sectors. He was talking to local journalists outside the commissioner office on Wednesday after presiding over a […]


Tree plantation in colonies: Court wants LDA, EPA to evolve policy

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to make a policy for mandatory tree plantation by housing societies and their residents. Hearing a public interest petition pertaining to environmental pollution due to felling of trees, Justice Jawad Hassan observed that the government should not […]


Badin’s farmers approach SHC over acute water shortage

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Hyderabad: After protesting for several months to bring their plight, caused by acute water shortage, to the notice of the provincial government, the farmers of Badin have finally knocked the door of the Sindh High Court (SHC). The Hyderabad Circuit Bench on the farmers’ petition, alleging a design fault in the Rs300 billion rehabilitation project of […]


Leopards at Margalla Hills healthy for ecological system, not risk

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Islamabad : Presence of leopards in the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) is healthy for ecological system and not a serious risk to human well-being. Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) Assistant Director, Sakhawat Ali told this agency that a research conducted by the Quaid-i-Azam University revealed these findings, which was conducted in the aftermath of […]