Tag: Concern

Rising concern over depleting wetlands

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Pakistan is the land of natural resources including many wetlands. Wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps as well as the whole range of coastal belt, saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and coral reefs. These places are not only a major source of fresh water but also a safer place for a large number of migratory birds besides a contributor towards controlling environmental pollution. Besides, these lands help in sustaining the wide variety…Read More

Concern expressed over land erosion in coastal areas

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Senate Standing Committee, on Planning, Development and reforms has stressed the need for resolving issues of non-conventional security threats of the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan. In its recent meeting, the Senate committee discussed the serious issue of sea erosion. Kareem Khawaja, on the occasion said "We need to understand the gravity of issue in the provinces which are facing serious threats of sea intrusion and land erosion". He asked…Read More

Experts show concern over declining mango orchards

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article image Staff Report Isb: Mango experts, farmers, academia and researchers showed a great concern over the fast decreasing mango orchards in Sindh. Speaking at a two-day "Conceptual Workshop on Pre- and Post-Harvest Management Interventions", growers said they are facing field problems, like lack of orchard management practices, water shortage and attack of fruit fly on the king of fruits mango and losing their source of income. The event was organized by the Australia-Pakistan…Read More

Speakers express concern over inequality of energy crisis

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Experts during a recently held discussion have expressed their concerns over the increasing inequality and energy crisis, saying bad governance is threatening the stability and security of the country. They were of the view that social justice system and pro poor policies are must for a progressive prosperous Pakistan. The experts were speaking at a panel discussion on "Energy Governance in Pakistan" organized by the SDPI. In his remarks, Shahid Sattar…Read More

Evolving concern of potato crop in Pakistan

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article image POTATO CULTIVATION was too old as 2000 years ago from South America Andes and the potato is from genus solanum while only 8 species are cultivated. The cultivated potato (Solanum tuberosum L) is a starchy, tuberous and dicotyledonous crop belongs to the family solanacea and potato is ranked as 4th staple food crop with production of 314 million metric tons annually in the world followed by wheat, rice and maize. It has fifth position among crops grown for human consumption while potato…Read More

Environment: Concern over lack of legislation

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Speaking at a ceremony entitled `South Asia conference on environmental justice`, CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry expressed his concern over the lack of legislation regarding environmental protection in Pakistan.The indiscriminate disposal of untreated wastes, water logging and salinity, ineffective sewer outlets, emissions of greenhouse gases and chronic noise exposure are some of the unpleasant realities of environmental pollution today.Besides this, the introduction of massive development projects and…Read More

Speakers show concern over climate change

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s major environmental issues confronting are ever-increasing degradation of natural resources such as air, water, soil, coastal waters, forests, agriculture and biodiversity. The status of environmental degradation in and around large population centers and industrial sites in Pakistan is alarming. Pakistan is paying very high price for environmental degradation.Chairman SUPARCO, Major General Ahmed Bilal, said this while inaugurating a five-day short training on…Read More

Stakeholders show concern over bid to censor Internet

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organisation, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), have expressed deep concern over an attempt by the Ministry of Information Technology to further restrict freedom of expression, creativity and peaceful thought on the Internet by projecting an extensive filtering system that will allow authorities to block up to 50 million "undesirable" URLs at the national level.The National ICT RandD…Read More