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Rs 300 bn worth trees chopped off prior to PTI govt in KPK: Murad Saeed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of Communications Murad Saeed Friday said prior to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 300 billion worth trees were chopped off from 2008-13 in the province which resulted into massive climate change impacts. Addressing a seminar while inaugurating Clean and Green Pakistan Plantation drive at Construction Technology Training Institute […]

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Efforts urged to end unchecked deforestation

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PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Monday called for putting an end to merciless felling of trees and underscored the need for growing more saplings to counter the impacts of global warming. The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised the day-long session to highlight the issue […]

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Environmentalists call for promoting cycling

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ISLAMABAD: Cycling culture offers a healthy option for residents to ward off impact of auto emissions and climate change which is silently and persistently affecting human health, particularly in the twin cities, that had been serene and full green in 70s and 80s. Bicycle is environment friendly, inexpensive and improves health of the riders, said […]

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Clean and Green Pakistan : With smog season looming, govt shuts polluting brick kilns

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ISLAMABAD: To combat worsening smog, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent. But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make the switch, and from kiln […]

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NBP plants saplings in Mardan

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In a bid to mitigate the impact of climate change and global warming, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) had planted saplings at Mardan as part of national tree plantation drive of the government. Shaukat Mahmood, Group Head, Service Quality Group, was welcomed by Dr Khurshid Ahmed, VC, AWKUM, Dr Qadar Baksh at Abdul Wali Khan […]

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Environmentalists concerned over non-functional hospital incinerators

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ISLAMABAD: Environmentalists have expressed concerns over the non-functional incinerators in both public and private sector health facilities. “All incinerators in hospitals, especially public sector health facilities, are either out of order or not burning hazardous waste properly. There is also no check from environment watchdogs if all hospital waste is finding its way to the […]

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The greening of Punjab

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Few could disagree with the latest good-news initiative launched by the government on Monday 8th October. Pakistan is to become ‘Clean and Green’ according to Prime Minister Imran Khan who has something of a track record when it comes to planting and tidying-up. A number of cleanliness events were held across Punjab in urban and rural […]

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Fighting The Environmental Battle

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Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan’s “Clean and Green Pakistan” drive will be a significant step in raising awareness around the subject of clean and green environment that the country is lacking. It is encouraging to see that the ruling party is trying to deliver on as many promises that they made in their electoral manifesto […]

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Steel units in capital contributing to air pollution

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ISLAMABAD:The federal government has admitted that industrial units in the federal capital, especially steel manufacturers, are a major source of pollution. Without them, the city could be considered as one of the most beautiful federal capitals in the world. This was disclosed by the Ministry of Climate Change in a written response submitted to a […]

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Heatwaves imminent if tree cover not increased

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KARACHI:Heatwaves in the port city, similar to the one in 2015, are expected to become a common occurrence in the future, warns a new report by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to be released today (Monday). According to the IPCC’s report, global warming of 1.5ºC-2°C is going to worsen the situation in the city […]

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Pedalling towards climate change action in Islamabad

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Dozens of diplomats and residents of the federal capital jumped on their bikes and cycled through the city to promote action on climate change. The third cycle rally, which has now become an annual feature in the federal capital, saw the European Delegation in the federal capital join hands with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Pakistan […]

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Plantation of broad-leaf trees on Margalla Hills recommended to avoid fires

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ISLAMABAD: A special committee headed by the federal ombudsman on the frequent Margalla Hills fire incidents has recommended plantation of broad-leaf trees to replace the pines which are most vulnerable to fires. A set of recommendations furnished before the Supreme Court by Advocate Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar on the fires also suggested directions to the […]

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CM calls environmental protection council meeting

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Balochistan Chief Minster Jam Kamal Khan on Thursday called the first Environmental protection council meeting to discuss climate change and its impact on the province. CM Kamal, who is also the chairman of the Provincial Environmental Protection Council, expressed his concerns over the lack of interest of the Environment department on this issue. He said […]

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SC orders Pak-EPA to shut down steel mills violating environmental laws

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to shut down all steel mills violating environmental laws. “Operations of these steel units will remain closed until their owners follow all the environmental laws of the Pak-EPA,” a senior Ministry of Climate Change official told Dawn. According to the official, the […]

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