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No-one held accountable for flood destruction: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: While hearing a contempt of court petition pertaining to the Flood Commission’s report on Monday, a three-member Supreme Court bench directed the federal government and all provincial chief secretaries to ensure the implementation of every recommendation mentioned in the report. The bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Sh […]

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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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Nature carnival held

KARACHI: A large number of students with their parents and teachers participated in a nature carnival held on Sunday at the PAF museum. The event aimed at creating awareness of environmental issues was organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) in collaboration with a private company. A number of interactive and educational activities […]

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Bracing for climate change

ISLAMABAD: “Almost 40 per cent glaciers in Afghanistan have been reduced in 40 years, whereas the glaciers supplying water to Ravi, Chenab, Beas and Jhelum Rivers are thinning,” said Dr Chaudary Inayatullah, Climate Change Expert at Save the Children. Dr Chaudhry was speaking at a seminar, ‘Building Resilience in the Indus Basin’, on Tuesday, organised […]

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Climate change: Regional approach, peace urged to meet challenges

ISLAMABAD: Politicians and experts called for regional approach and peace initiatives to meet the growing threats to national security from climate change. “Around 500 million people in South Asia live on the coastal belt and their livelihoods will be destroyed if the sea levels rise,” Senator Mushahid Hussain said while moderating a seminar. He said […]

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Government needs to devise policy to bring land reforms

By: Nawaz Khuhro KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Society for Conservation and Protection of Environment (SCOPE), Tanveer Arif, on Sunday stressed the need to carry out land reforms, end land grabbing and resolve environmental issues facing farmers in the country, so that landless peasants working under bad conditions could be supported for earning livelihood. […]

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Oil wells in Persian Gulf threaten marine ecology

KARACHI: Speakers emphasised on a robust management system in place with the utilisation of vital resources, both human and natural, to tap conservation of the marine resources at hand. They were speaking on Saturday in a regional workshop on Sustainable Marine Resources organised by World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) at a local hotel here. […]

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Climate change affecting fish catch, warn experts

By: M. Waqar Bhatti Karachi: Climate change is affecting fish catch in Pakistani waters as elsewhere in the world, as changes have been observed in the timing and duration of fishing seasons in the studies recently carried out in Jiwani, Keti Bunder and Kharo Chan districts. This was stated by Ali Dehlavi, Project Manager, Building […]

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Environmental hazard: Karachi Port Trust’s deep sea port project lands in legal waters

KARACHI: The deep sea container terminal may contribute considerably to the national exchequer but the megaproject will cause far more damage to the ecology and environment of the Clifton beach. Concerned about the ecological impact of the under-construction port, a beachgoer has taken the port authorities to SIndh High Court. Abdul Jabbar Khan, who lives […]

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Environmental flows downstream of Kotri Barrage

By: F. H. MUGHAL THE International Union for Conservation of Nature had recommended 22 years ago that 27maf water must flow downstream of Kotri annually and at least 6,000 cusecs all the time. These figures were probably recommended in 1991, in response to the Water Accord 1991. The old IUCN figures would no longer be […]

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Worldwide Fund for Nature-Pakistan honours nature conservationists with awards

By: M. Waqar Bhatti Karachi: The Worldwide Fund for Nature – Pakistan on Thursday gave awards to conservationists and organisations for their role in conserving nature and biodiversity in the country. The awards were distributed during a ceremony held at a local hotel, where the Syed Asad Ali Conservation Award (SAAC), the Living Planet Award […]

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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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WWF steps in

Ayubia National Park in Abbottabad district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is a habitat in which many beautiful wild leopards live. In recent times, these animals have begun to clash with the local human populations as their habitat is shrinking and the size of forests being reduced. These factors pose a threat to the survival of the leopards, […]

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Climatic changes to hit Pakistan harder

KARACHI: As the Bay of Bengal is cooling down and the North Arabian Sea is warming up, the number of tropical cyclones has increased owing to the temperature shifting trend. Data collected from 56 meteorological stations in Pakistan shows a sharp rise in temperature during the first decade of the 21st century, except the year […]

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