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Black Carbon causing pre-mature deaths

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article image IN PAKISTAN, the atmosphere is being polluted by different sectors i.e. industry, power plants, automobiles, fertilizers, and petroleum refineries. These sectors contributing highest amount of pollutant smoke in the atmosphere. The northeastern side of Pakistani border is also fueled by neighbouring areas of India such as Amritsar, Chandigarh, Bathinda, and Nangal. In the winter season, satellite images show a dense fog in this region, which is directly related to meteorological…Read More

HEC black-lists 20 scholars of varsities

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STAFF REPORT HYD: The HEC authorities have black-listed 20 scholars of different universities with prohibition not to supervise the research of M.Phil candidates. They also withdrew all HEC benefits including foreign visits and allowances on charges of violation of plagiarism policy of the Commission. According to details, out of 20 scholars, six belong to University of Sindh Jamshoro. These include Dr. Abdul Sattar Almani, Muhammad Aslam Kamboh, Muhammad Aslam Chaudhry of Department of…Read More

Pakistan under the power black-outs

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article image By Naseem SheikhREGRETTABLY, PAKISTAN is confronted with black-outs of not just due to terrorism, corruption, inflation but mainly because of electricity and gas shortage and subsequently this affects all sectors of life. Natural disasters like the 2005 earthquake and flood-2010 have drastically affected our national growth rate, besides a number of energy plants were, partially or completely damaged.About 1.4 billion people of the world today lack access to electricity, and current trends…Read More

Black-marketing of urea at alarming level

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: As many as 23,000 urea bags are being black-marketed daily in the Punjab province, while the provincial government agencies have no mechanism to trace the mafia involved in this crime which is rendering billion of rupees loss to farmers. A huge amount has been wasted on account of subsidy on imported urea, but farmers cannot get the benefit of even a single penny.Official figures reveal that on average some 1,100 tons of imported urea has gone untraceable in distribution…Read More