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Cabinet approves phase-wise ban on plastic bags across Sindh

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KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Saturday decided to impose a phase-wise ban on use of polythene and plastic bags in the province, with Sukkur being the first district where such bags would be banned within next three months. The meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, was held at the New […]

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Problems faced by marine life highlighted

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HYDERABAD: Experts at a seminar highlighted the problems faced by marine life. They were speaking at the one-day event held on Wednesday on the “Present Status of Wetlands of Sindh”, organised by the Fresh Water Biology, the fisheries department and University of Sindh in collaboration with the Sindh wildlife department and Sindh Environ­mental Protection Agency […]

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Plastic pollution: Awareness campaign against shopping bags

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LAHORE: Scores of activists of Lahore Bachao Tehreek organised an awareness drive on Thursday to discourage use of plastic bags. “We launched the campaign to educate the general public,” said Ali Amjad, a representative of the Tehreek. “We will focus on businesses and later the legal system as the campaign progresses.” He said businesses were […]

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Environmental Tribunal becomes operational after 20 months

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ISLAMABAD: The Environmental Tribunal will resume work after over 20 months by taking up a set of cases against polluters today (Thursday). The Environment Protection Agency has set up two teams to actively monitor and file cases against polluters in Islamabad in response to pressure exerted by the recently-commissioned environment tribunal. The teams will work […]

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Environmental Concerns

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Despite receiving a mixed response to the Metrobus project in Lahore, the Punjab government is barrelling forward with several other developmental projects, without pausing for a moment to appraise their handiwork. If they had, perhaps they would have second guessed the feasibility of their plans. The same haste that was displayed when constructing the Lahore […]

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Funding for environmental projects reduced to Rs25m

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ISLAMABAD: The government has reduced funding for environmental projects to Rs25 million in the 2014-15 budget from Rs58m allocated for the previous financial year. It allocated Rs10m for the Multilateral Environment Agreement (MEA), for which the Climate Change Division (CCD) did not even make demands, keeping in view other important and necessary projects for improvement […]

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Save the environment, or else

By: Hashim Abro Regrettably, like our past successive rulers, the present rulers, particularly, in Sindh, did not take initiatives which could have proven to be significant to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection. Our economy and ecosystem is on the decline but our politicians and bureaucrats never seem to bother. The posts of chairperson […]

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