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IUCN commission striving to expand database on ecosystems

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article image KARACHI: The IUCN Pakistan on Monday organised a presentation by Piet Wit, the chairperson of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), at the IUCN Country Office, Karachi. Piet Wit shared the work of the commission on ecosystem management carried out over the last four years. He said that the commission worked on specific ecosystems, such as wetlands, mountains, and fisheries and deep-sea mining and it had over 20 thematic groups. Some newer thematic groups included arctic…Read More

Dr. Zabta made UNESCO commission member

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: UNESCO has selected Dr. Zabta Khan Shinwari as member of its World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology COMEST. The COMEST, established in 1998, has had a prominent voice in this debate, fulfilling its mandate as an independent advisory body that utilizes the collective intellectual power of its eminent members to provide guidance on these important ethical issues to UNESCO, the scientific community, decision makers and the public at large…Read More

CC Commission grunts effective role of media in boosting environmental awareness

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The environmental commission which was constituted to ensure the implementation of climate change policy and monitor the federal and provincial governments’ activities in connection to environmental footprints has recently rolled out improvement of inter-agency coordination for better resilience against the climate change impacts. The commission released a report in which the degradation of Margalla Hills National Park area was highlighted. Furthermore, the civic…Read More

LHC constitutes climate change commission

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has announced the formation of a sophisticated commission to ensure implementation on National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), 2012 and the Framework for Implementation of Climate Change Policy 2014-2030. According to the sources, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah passed the order to establish the commission while hearing a petition urging implementation of NCCP and the framework. The commission will comprise of 20 members including secretaries of…Read More

LHC constitutes climate change commission to monitor NCCP implementation

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has announced the formation of a sophisticated commission to ensure implementation on National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), 2012 and the Framework for Implementation of Climate Change Policy 2014-2030. According to the sources, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah passed the order to establish the commission while hearing a petition urging implementation of NCCP and the framework. The commission will comprise of 20 members including secretaries of…Read More

Higher Education Commission to augment its own testing service body

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article image Staff Report ISD: Higher Education Commission (HEC) is set to launch its own testing service; following the trail of Lahore High Court (LHC) order dated March 2014 in which the private testing body National Testing Service (NTS) was deemed as illegal and HEC was directed to form a new testing service body. The body will be responsible to conduct admission tests of universities, foreign and indigenous scholarship etc. Instead of outsourcing the project of hiring of services of a…Read More

Govt forms national food security commission

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As a step forward to developing a national policy for the long-term sustainability of food security and agriculture development, the federal government has established National Food Security Commission (NFSC). The commission has five key mandates to undertake while being a national level organization - to forge consensus among governments, resources allocation, infrastructure development, promotion of value addition of agriculture products and ensuring food security…Read More

Revival of Nano-Sc and Tech Commission urged

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Ministry of Science and Technology Secretary Akhlaq Tarar has said that by 2015, nanotechnology will have a market share of $3 billion. Following an initial investment for developing science and technology in the country, a resource constraint has set in and finances are being diverted to other projects.He said this while addressing a recently held one-day on "Nanotechnology and Stakeholders in Pakistan" in Islamabad to emphasize the importance of developing…Read More

Commission seeks study on Ravi pollution

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Ravi Commission has sought a baseline study of the river in order to identify the pollution sources, polluters and the affected parties.During the recently held meeting held at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the commission directed the Environment Protection Department (EPD) and the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) to prepare preliminary administrative and financial proposals for the implementation of a plan to ensure that the water of the river could be restored to its…Read More