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Dr Sherwani identified biofilm as a tool of infection in H.pylori causing cancer

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article image C2 FUUAST: The young and dynamic microbiologist Dr Sikandar K. Sherwani of Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi identified Biofilm as a tool of infection in World’s first cancer causing bacterium – H. pylori, while working on Helicobacter pylori biofilm formation aspect in his Deans’ granted research project. He identified Biofilm a sugary slimy layer-for […]…Read More

Smoke from commercial units causing pollution in Rawalpindi

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article image ISLAMABAD: Smoke emitting from small factories and commercial units in several areas of Rawalpindi has not only been causing environmental pollution, but also contributing to fatal diseases, reveals a survey report. The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) has allowed several small factories and commercial units to operate in many areas without keeping a check on their standard operation procedures, as smoke emitting from these units have badly polluted the environment. During a…Read More

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

Degrading irrigation system causing farming problems

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STAFF REPORT LHR: The degrading irrigation system in Punjab is responsible for most of the problems faced by farmers, speakers at a conference said at a conference recently held in Lahore. On the occasion, a policy draft on irrigation was presented at the event organised by the Indus Consortium in collaboration with OxfamNovib. Jamshaid Fareed, the Indus Consortium executive council member, said that all stakeholders from the Punjab and Sindh, including water experts, farmers,…Read More

Coastal areas erosion causing huge ecological loss

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: A national consultation workshop on coastal erosion in Pakistan has recently been held in Karachi where major stakeholders, chiefly the government agencies, civil society organizations, the private sector, and local communities working along the coast of Pakistan gave their input and participants unanimously acknowledged the intensity of the coastal erosion issue which is causing huge economic and ecological losses along the coasts of Pakistan. The Coastal Erosion…Read More

Massive deforestation causing rise in Islamabad

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Meteorologists and environmental experts have termed the rapid urbanisation, developmental work and massive deforestation as the main cause of rising temperature in Islamabad. According to them, Pakistan is already among the top ten countries where unusual weather patterns are making major environment impacts, and the situation may further deteriorate in the coming years if attention is not paid to issues related to climate change. Former Pakistan Environmental…Read More

Growing population causing food insecurity

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s growing population also poses a serious threat to food insecurity while no serious attention has ever been devoted to studying Pakistan’s large population numbers, their distribution, and the implications they hold for the country’s development, politics, and ultimate stability This was informed at the recently held 14th Annual Research Conference with theme Pakistan’s Population: New Realities and Challenges for Human Development’. …Read More

SMW4 cut causing internet disruption in Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The submarine cable SEMEWE4 cable - linking majority of the internet and telephony traffic in Pakistan - has been cut near Alexandria, causing serious sluggishness for internet browsing in Pakistan, sources said.Various Internet Service Providers have confirmed major disturbance in their service due to the damage in the cable.The sources confirmed that SEAMEWE4 cable was cut at 12:04pm (Pakistan time), causing degraded internet services. Many websites aren’t even accessible,…Read More