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Action plan: Govt devises strategy to protect human rights

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ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Thursday a 16-point comprehensive action plan to promote and protect human rights in the country and allocated Rs100 million for its effective implementation. Minister for Human Rights Zahid Hamid announced the plan, flanked by Minister of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Special Assistant to the Prime […]

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Tackling climate change: ‘No clear direction on increasing forest cover’

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ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians expressed serious reservations on Friday over the performance of the Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC). Members of National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change said Pakistan’s vulnerability to the challenge was increasing with deforestation. They said the ground reality contrasted with the rosy picture painted by ministry officials. MNA Mussarat Ahmadzeb said the […]

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Protecting the environment: Pak-EPA reinitiates abatement activities

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) has once again taken up a project to protect human health and environment by monitoring air, water and land pollution. They intend to do this by reinitiating abatement activities which were discontinued after former director general Dr Khursheed Khan left the country in June 2015. After emerging from […]

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Off-line biometric voting possible, says Nadra

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority’s Chairman Usman Mobeen has said that voting through an off-line biometric system is possible. He informed a sub-committee of the parliamentary panel on electoral reforms, headed by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, on Tuesday that verification of voters through the off-line system was possible but a […]

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News bulletin launched to raise awareness of environmental issues

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ISLAMABAD: Environmental issues hold back actualisation of South Asia’s potential for growth, the federal minister for climate change, Zahid Hamid, said at the launch of the weekly environmental news bulletin of the South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme (SACEP) on Wednesday. “Although awareness of environmental issues has increased in the last few years, there is still […]

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Paris agreement compromise between conflicting positions: minister

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid, who calls himself a “longstanding environmentalist”, addressed a group of journalists at a media workshop on Tuesday in Islamabad organised by the Heinrich Boll Foundation on the outcomes of COP21 which recently took place in Paris. He pointed out that “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was the […]

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Stopgap measures: Pakistan fighting climate change with ad-hocism

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ISLAMABAD: At a time when nations have agreed to set a new path to low carbon emissions and climate resilient futures for their countries, Pakistan’s seriousness in tackling climate change can be gauged from the fact that many environment-related departments have been without permanent heads for years. Some crucial climate tasks of the Ministry of […]

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Climate change impedes ability to promote sustainable development: minister

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As the Friday deadline for a climate agreement in Paris nears, the French hosts of the UN Climate Change conference are pushing countries hard to reach a deal by the end of this week, incorporating targets on global emissions and financial help for developing countries. Ministers from over 190 countries have now arrived at the […]

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Hamid sees IT revolution thru 3G, 4G tech

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SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has said that the 3G and 4G spectrum technology has paved the way for information technology revolution in Pakistan and is opening up new vistas of technology upgradation for the countrymen. “Pakistan has also earned the trust of IT world after entering into the 3G and […]

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Safety First: Security for Journalists promised

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Sialkot: The government will take effective measures to provide security to journalists, Science and Technology Minister Zahid Hamid said on Sunday. He was addressing the media at Badiana, Pasrur. Hamid said that the media shoud promote a softer image of Pakistan. Hamid presented a cheque for Rs. 0.5 Million to the Badiana Press Club. Express […]

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