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Air pollution emergency

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We all know that air pollution poses substantial health risks. All across Pakistan — especially in industrial cities like Karachi, Faisalabad, Gujrat, and Lahore — millions of people live and work in spaces where the average air pollution levels are way above the maximum limits recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Air pollution is […]


Bears at Jallo Park live sans shade in sorry state

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Lahore: Following a hue and cry raised on social media over the miserable condition of bears at Jallo Park, the wildlife department sprung into action, but not before several people condemned the government’s indifference to animal welfare. In photos shared on social media, the bears kept at Jallo Park could be seen lying around in […]


Tropical cyclone likely in the Arabian Sea

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Karachi: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a formal advisory about atmospheric depression in the Arabian Sea which may develop into a tropical cyclone. The MET department has been monitoring the weather condition at sea for the past 24 hours. Sea pressure was at a distance of 1,500 kilometre south of Karachi on Monday morning. […]


Combating climate change

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If there is one sector where the current government has shown more fervour than its counterparts, it’s the focus on environment and climate. The argument that Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to drastic climate changes is well acknowledged now. And apart from the climatic changes, environmental pollution adds to […]


135,000 per year deaths due to air pollution

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ISLAMABAD  –    Former Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator and Water Environment Forum Nisar A Memon has said that “It is a challenge to our political leadership to address: estimated 135,000 deaths per year attributed to ambient air pollution – the leading cause of sickness and deaths in Pakistan.” The ambient pollution namely smog a public […]


Karachi needs desalination plant: Alvi

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President Dr Arif Alvi on Sunday said that a desalination plant with the capacity to treat 1100 to 1400 million gallons of water per day was a viable option to meet the challenge of water scarcity in Karachi. He said to turn the arrangement all the more feasible an efficient tariff mechanism would be further […]


World Ocean Day: Highlighting the importance of curbing water pollution

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Karachi: World Ocean Day is being celebrated today, Saturday, in countries around the world, including Pakistan. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the impact of human actions on oceans and mobilise the world’s population to work collectively towards the sustainable management of oceans. It is aimed at creating awareness about the importance of water, […]


‘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 […]