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Man fined Rs10,000 for trying to cut 50-year-old tree

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Environment Wing on Tuesday imposed a Rs10,000 fine on a man for illegally chopping off a half-a-century-old Eucalyptus tree within the Super Market in sector F-6. On Tuesday, former secretary of the climate change minister Syed Abu Akif posted in a WhatsApp group for those working on the environment in […]

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Afghan DPs convert rocks into green farm in Chagai village

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QUETTA: Afghan refugees in the remote district of Chagai have transformed rocks and desert into a green farm, contributing to the local economy and a better environment with the help of UNHCR and the technical support of FAO. Posti refugee village is a self-sufficient organic farm in barren hills of a rocky desert area in […]

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More water reservoirs needed to bring green revolution

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ISLAMABAD: More water reservoirs are needed to bring green revolution in the country especially when the phenomena of climate change is gradually affecting the overall environment of Pakistan ranging from weather to irrigation as well as every day human life. The only way forward to thwart looming water scarcity in the country can be carved […]

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‘Clean and green KP’ app launched

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday inaugurated ‘clean and green KP’ app. The app was launched at a function, where senior minister Mohammad Atif Khan, ministers Shaukat Ali Yousafzai, Shakeel Khan, special assistant to chief minister on science and information technology Kamran Bangash, Peshawar district nazim Mohammad Asim, and other officials were […]

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Govt inks MoU with WWF on environment

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KARACHI: The Sindh government on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the World Wide Fund for Nature, Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) to provide technical support to run an awareness campaign to improve environment in the province. Sindh Minister for Envir­onment and Coastal Develop­ment Ta­i­mur Talpur signed the MoU on behalf of the government. According to […]

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Annual event: Mountain festival ends

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ISLAMABAD: The two-week long Pakistan Mountain Festival concluded with the screening of international films, cultural and music performances and the mountain youth forum at Lok Virsa on Sunday. The brief concluding ceremony recognised the services of the supporting organisations and individuals. The festival is an annual event organised by the Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) to commemorate the […]

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Fawad seeks Facebook help to curb hate material

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Monday sought Facebook cooperation to counter hate speech and boost e-commerce in Pakistan. In a meeting with Vice President of Facebook Public Policy Simon Milner, he emphasised the need for formal collaboration to explore the avenues of cooperation with Facebook to promote commerce and business […]

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Plastic pollution and Naya Pakistan

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There are things that can be done, and must be done without wasting any time. The politics, policy of change and its mechanics are neither difficult to comprehend, nor require much of the resources in many areas of national life. Some of the most critical resources required for change are intellectuals, ideas, political will, direction […]

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The tree that was punished

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Not many would believe that a banyan tree in Landi Kotal, a sub-division of the  district, neighbouring Peshawar, has been under arrest since 1898. No one in over a century has been able to set the tree free from the chains on an imaginary charge ordered by a British officer in drunken stupor. Legend has […]

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IMC launches ‘Million tree campaign’

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Indus Motor Company Limited (IMC), in a ceremony held on November 20, officially launched its ‘Million Tree Campaign’ as its commitment towards supporting the government’s Clean and Green Pakistan movement. With the ambition to reduce its carbon footprint and support Toyota’s pledge to zero CO2 emissions from factories by 2050, the company aims to plant […]

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Punjab divided into three zones for environment protection

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LAHORE : The Environment Protection Department has divided Punjab’s districts in three zones with regard to functioning of brick kilns to counter the effects of smog in the province.The competent authority has approved division of Punjab’s districts in green, yellow and red zones. The districts included in green zone are; Attock, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Chakwal, Gujrat, […]

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President lauds Bohra community’s role for country’s uplift

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday said Bohra community and Burhani Foundation were playing a laudable role for socio-economic development of the country and preservation of the environment. The president said this in a meeting with a delegation of Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat headed by Shaikh Kumail Shaikh Yunus which called on him here.He underscored that […]

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Pakistan Navy conducts “Beach Cleaning & Tree Plantation Campaign” in Karachi

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In order to create awareness amongst general populace regarding the importance of cleanliness, Pakistan Navy conducted Beach Cleaning & Tree Plantation Campaign at Sea view. A large number of PN officers, men, students of Bahria Colleges/ Bahria Model Schools and various civil society segments participated in the campaign. Mr Imran Ismail Governor Sindh graced the […]

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Over 90pc of world’s children breathe toxic air every day: WHO

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Islamabad: Every day, around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, as many as 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused […]

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