Tag: Aggressive

Aggressive deforestation goes on unabated

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Environmental and forest experts have expressed their concern at the rapid deforestation which is losing 27,000 hectares per year across Pakistan. According to fresh official statistics, the country has a total forest cover of 4.4 million hectares, and the current rate of deforestation is 27,000 hectares per year. "Timber mafias, clearing of land for development projects, burning of wood are the main reasons for deforestation across the country," said Arid…Read More

Aggressive drive starts against IPR violations

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STAFF REPORT KHI: In a raid recently conducted on Mamdani Bookseller, situated within the police station jurisdiction of Aziz Bhatti, Gulshan East Zone, around 96 pirated copies of Oxford University Press textbooks were recovered and confiscated by the police. According to the local police, these pirated books consisted of 38 Oxford textbook series including New Oxford Social Studies for Pakistan, Oxford History for Pakistan, Urdu ka Guldasta, Nardban-e-Urdu, New Oxford Primary Science,…Read More

UNESCO stresses aggressive campaign to boost literacy

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STAFF REPORT LHR: Pakistan needs an aggressive movement to enhance the literacy rate by the year 2015, and ensuring that every child has access to education, according to a UNESCO report.With a reported literacy rate of 56 percent in the year 2010 according to the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) 2010, Pakistan is among the least literate nations of the world.According to the UNDP's International Human Development Indicators database, Pakistan ranks 130 among 141 reporting…Read More