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Countries hit by climate change: Pakistan ranked 8th in world, National Assembly informed

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Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid Monday informed the National Assembly that Pakistan has become 8th country in the world, which is being affected by climate change. The minister while replying to questions of the members said that earlier Pakistan was the 10th country in the world now it has reached at 8th number. […]

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Foolproof security for media houses, schools ordered

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ISLAMABAD: Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed displeasure over the performance of the government functionaries who, according to him, are not delivering to the optimum level. “Government functionaries are not ready to work and apparently everyone seems to be failing in the country,” the minister remarked while addressing a meeting of the city […]

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‘Heatwaves are practically undetectable’

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KARACHI: While the frequency and intensity of heatwaves have increased significantly in the recent past in this particular region, the government seems practically unaware and ill-prepared to deal with the threat. Urban centres in particular have borne the brunt with hundreds of fatalities resulting from unprecedented heatwaves this year alone. According to Bilal Khalid, a […]

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LHC forms climate change commission

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LAHORE – Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday constituted a ‘Climate Change Commission’ for the implementation of National Climate Change policy to fight the climate change – the biggest emerging threat to the country’s environment. The commission would be headed by Advocate Dr Pervaiz Hasan and would start its […]

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Climate change bigger threat to Pakistan than terrorism’

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Climate change is a bigger threat than terrorism to Pakistan and it is responsibility of Ministry of Climate Change to deal with all looming disasters like floods and droughts. Senator Mir Muhammad Yousuf Badini, Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, said this on Tuesday while chairing meeting of the committee at the Parliament House. […]

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Safety: Tribal journalist receives threatening phone calls

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LANDI KOTAL: Social activist and senior journalist Ashrafuddin Pirzada said at a press conference in Landikotal on Monday that he had been receiving threatening phone calls and text messages since the past few weeks. Pirzada said the caller, apparently a Taliban fighter, is warning him of ‘dire consequences’ if he continued to speak up against […]

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