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Experts find link between climate change and respiratory diseases

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ISLAMABAD: A medical expert on Saturday emphasised on the need to hammer out a national climate change awareness plan to boost Pakistan’s response to climate risks and build up climate resilience through adaptation measures in various socio-economic sectors, particularly water, energy and food. Senior Physician Dr Qayumm Raza said climatic change is greatly associated with respiratory […]

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Mitigating climate change

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Climate change is affecting Pakistan. The Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) for 2014, developed by the Germanwatch Institute (GI), ranked Pakistan number three after Haiti and the Philippines for countries most affected by climate change. Pakistan, however, contributes very little to greenhouse gas emissions, ranking 135th in the world on a per capita basis, despite […]

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Greener practices: Environmental hazards pose serious threat

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By: Imran Rana FAISALABAD: Heavy emission of smoke from factories and discharge of industrial waste into rivers is posing a threat to human lives. It needs to be dealt by strictly enforcing environment friendly technology at industries with scientists given an enhanced role to provide healthy environment for the community. This was stated by Government […]

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‘Rawal Lake water fit for human consumption’

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday disposed of a suo moto case pertaining to contamination of Rawal Lake water after the concerned authorities confirmed that the lake water is fit for human consumption and there was no contamination. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, heard suo moto […]

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Environmental hazards: DHQ hospital issued waste handling notice

By: Shamsul Islam FAISALABAD: The Environmental Protection Department has issued a notice to the administration of the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital for storing medical and domestic waste in a room instead of burning it in an incinerator. The notice was issued on Saturday after an EPD team inspected the hospital on Friday and found the […]

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