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No steps taken to end pollution since 2003: SC

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court yesterday sought a comprehensive report from the federation and all the four provincial governments pertaining to the steps taken by them to overcome the environmental pollution emanating from various sources in the country. Appearing before a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, in a suo-motu action regarding environmental […]

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Study sounds alarm over Clifton beach pollution

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KARACHI: The Clifton Cantonment Board (CCB), responsible for providing municipal services to beach visitors, needs to adopt effective methods to clear the Clifton beach of polluting solid waste material that is posing as a serious threat to marine life, according to a recent Karachi University (KU) study. From the several types, those composed of buoyant […]

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Necessary recommendations: EPA asked to set emission limits, monitor airborne pollution

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ISLAMABAD: The concentration of toxic particulates in the federal capital’s ambient air exceed the standard set by the National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS), says a report. The report, prepared by an independent commission, has recommended the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to revise quality standards and set emission limit, run an assessment campaign to monitor […]

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Cement factory in Nooriabad shut down for polluting environment

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HYDERABAD/KARA­CHI: The Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) got a cement production unit shut down on Tuesday in Nooriabad for repeated violations of environmental laws and an undertaking given by the management of the factory while over 200 other factories in Hyderabad district were sent warning notices for releasing hazardous discharge. The action was under taken after […]

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Hospitals causing ground, air pollution

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has said hospitals are inadequately disposing of their hazardous waste and burning them in the open. “Whether it is the Federal Government Tuberculosis Centre at Asghar Mall in Rawalpindi which buries the sputum of patients in the ground, Capital Hospital of the CDA, which releases emissions by burning […]

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Twin cities’ brick kilns poisoning the environment

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ISLAMABAD: Presence of smoke-emitting brick kilns in the outskirts of Rawalpindi and the federal capital is visibly damaging air quality of the twin cities as officials at the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) seem least bothered to check the issue. None of the ministry officials contacted by The Express Tribune could provide any comprehensive guidelines […]

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Govt given two months for revival of environment council

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday gave two months to the Punjab government for revival of the Environment Protection Council (EPC). Advocate Ahmed Qayum, secretary of the Lahore High Court Bar Association, filed a petition saying the environment pollution was not being controlled due to non-functionality of the EPC. He said citizens were not […]

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Drive against use of plastic bags underway

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FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Waste Management Company (FWMC) has launched an awareness campaign on Wednesday against the use of plastic bags. FWMC Managing Director Aurganzaib Shami kicked off the campaign and distributed flyers and paper bags among shopkeepers at various markets in Aminpur Bazaar, Faisalabad. He said plastic bags not only polluted the environment but were […]

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Call for creating awareness of climate change issues

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GILGIT: Speakers at a conference on Friday declared glaciers in Gilgit-Baltistan as water bombs for communities of the mountainous region, saying deforestation in the region could trigger climate change, which in turn would affect crops, productivity and livelihoods besides creating water pollution and energy crisis. Local and foreign environmental experts explained how climate change was […]

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Citizens for a greener Karachi

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KARACHI: One of the largest public parks in the of the city, Hill Park, will be greener than ever, as the Aman Foundation planted 2,000 local trees, and 200 flowers at the park. The two-day campaign, Shajare Aman, for a greener Karachi started on Wednesday where a large number of volunteers, officials and prominent personalities, […]

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RWMC blames capital’s civic agency for ‘inefficient management’

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By: Mariam Shafqat and Danish Hussain RAWALPINDI / ISLAMABAD: Location and management of a waste-dumping site on the IJP Road has led to buck passing between the Rawalpindi Waste Management Company (RWMC) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA). The level of air pollution in Rawalpindi has reached alarming proportions. A recent World Health Organisation (WHO) […]

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Eco unfriendly: The loss of Karachi’s urban wetlands

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KARACHI: The loss city’s freshwater bodies over the past three decades has disturbed the port city’s overall natural atmosphere and beauty. “There were around 20 freshwater wetlands in different areas [of Karachi],” recalled World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan’s technical adviser Muhammad Moazzam Khan. There were different-sized lakes in parts of the city, such as Gulshan-e-Iqbal, […]

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Heart, lung diseases linked to pollution

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KHAIRPUR: India, Pakistan, China and Iran are the world’s most polluted countries while Karachi is the most environmentally degraded city of Pakistan. This was stated by Prof Mohammad Sharif Shaikh, chairman of the geography department of Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu) Khairpur, while quoting the World Health Organization’s (WHO) reports for years 2008-13 at an […]

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The environmental time bomb is ticking away

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Karachi: Today, June 5, has been designated as the World Environment Day. One is in a quandary to decide as to whether the day should be celebrated or solemnly observed. Perhaps, if we were to rack our brains and ponder the question, the latter would be the answer. In fact, the perceptive among us would […]

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