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Govt working on alternatives to plastic bags, Senate body told

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ISLAMABAD: The number of shopping bags produced in Pakistan has increased from 10 million in 199 to 55 billion in 2018, the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change was told on Monday. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam also told senators that the use of plastic bags is a serious […]


Federal govt initiative to clean Karachi launched

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KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi on Sunday inaugurated the two-week ‘Let’s Clean Karachi’ campaign and appealed to the people of the teeming metropolis to support the PTI-led government’s initiative to get rid of the heaps of garbage from the city. The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has been lined up to spearhead the […]


Monsoon tree plantation drive begins today

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ISLAMABAD: The 100 acres of forest cleared in the Margalla Hills National Park in Shakarparian for a cricket stadium will be rehabilitated, and Prime Minister Imran Khan is expected to plant a sapling there to launch the monsoon tree plantation drive today (Monday). Ministry of Climate Change Deputy Director Media Mohammad Saleem told Dawn that […]


Centre-sponsored Clean Karachi drive to begin today

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KARACHI: A federal government-initiated campaign to clean Karachi is set to begin from Sunday (today) with the first target to de-silt all storm-water drains before Eidul Azha. The ‘Clean Karachi’ drive is being launched on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan in close partnership with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-led local government set-up and federal […]


Biodegradable alternatives to replace plastic bags: Amin Aslam

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ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said the federal capital will embrace complete ban on polythene or plastic bags by 14 August where other biodegradable alternates are allowed to overcome plastic pollution. Talking to this agency, he said the Ministry of Climate Change under the legislation namely the statutory regulatory […]


PM Imran calls for protecting green areas of capital

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday called for protecting green areas of Islamabad and directed the Capital Development Authority to complete the new building bylaws soon. He was chairing a meeting with the proposed new members of the commission, which is supposed to carry out revision of the Islamabad master plan. He said that […]


Govt claims 6.3pc increase in forest cover

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa environment minister Syed Mohammad Ishtiaq on Thursday claimed that the province’s forest cover had increased by 6.3 per cent due to the ‘successful completion’ of the Billion Trees Tsunami afforestation project. “The successful completion of the gigantic afforestation project earned us praise from a number of countries and international conservation bodies,” the […]


Environmental health problems of open waste dumping

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Waste management is a nuisance in developing countries. All kinds of waste, including hazardous industrial, commercial and municipal waste, are dumped without segregation at designated dumping sites. Dumping sites in the developing world are far more different from properly-designed landfill sites. The landfills are usually built at a distance from residential areas so the smell […]


62m hectares of Pakistan’s total land vulnerable to desertification: adviser

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RAWALPINDI: Out of 79.6 million hectares of Pakistan’s total land, 62m hectares are vulnerable to desertification, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Wednesday. At a seminar on ‘Combating Desertification in Pakistan’ organised by the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and the Sustainable Land Management […]


Countdown begins for single use plastic bags

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ISLAMABAD:As the August 14 deadline for plastic shopping bags nears, the Climate Change Ministry has stepped up awareness drive. Starting from government, the Ministry for Housing and Works Shabbir Ali Qureshi declared plastic-free. Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said it was necessary to get rid of single-use polythene bags which were hazardous […]


Ambitious docu-series on Punjab’s wildlife launching soon

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LAHORE: A first-ever documentary on Punjab’s wildlife is all set to be released this month. A few months ago, the Punjab Parks and Wildlife Protection Department started working on documentaries of different animal species found in the province. The first documentary was based on the Punjab Urial. It will also be sent to different countries, including […]


PM to launch plantation drive on Aug 5

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch plantation drive here, under 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, on August 5, whereas Urban Forestry Plantation Campaign will be launched by the prime minister in Lahore on August 9.Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam called on the prime minister Wednesday at the Prime Minister Office. The News […]


FAO, Sindh government discuss climate-resilient agriculture & water management project

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The FAO representative in Pakistan Mina Dowlatchahi on Tuesday called on chairperson Planning and Development Board Sindh Naheed Durrani to discuss final steps to operationalise the recently approved climate-resilient agriculture and water management project in Umerkot, Badin, and Shanghar districts of the province. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided FAO with a grant of […]


SC seeks Port Qasim response over environmental pollution

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KARACHI:The Supreme Court (SC) sought a response from the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairperson in two weeks over a contempt of court plea against him regarding environmental pollution caused by unsafe management of coal. A two-member bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was hearing the contempt of court plea at the […]


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