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‘Two environment monitoring stations shut since 2012’

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Karachi: The Sindh Assembly was informed on Tuesday that the environment monitoring stations installed in two major industrial zones of Karachi with Japanese assistance in 2007 to the check levels of air pollution were closed since 2012. Environment and coastal development minister Dr Sikandar Mandhro was responding to a query during a question hour related […]

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Environmentalists hail likely ban on plastic bags in KP

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PESHAWAR: While Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has announced to ban plastic bags within two months, the factories producing polythene bags oppose the decision and the government authorities seem to be determined to implement the decision. Arab Gul, an artisan working at a polythene bags’ factory in the provincial capital, told this correspondent that many people […]

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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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