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Mainstreaming climate concerns into development agenda stressed

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Senator Mushahidullah Khan, Federal climate change minister said mainstreaming of climate change into national, provincial district socio-economic development policies and strategies and heightened climate-smart investments in infrastructure, businesses, and skills are must for protecting Pakistan from fallouts of the climate change induced-disasters. “If we want to boost the country’s climate resilience against exacerbating impacts of […]…Read More

Serious concerns on exhausting marine resources

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During the review meeting of deep sea fishing problems, Sindh Environment Secretary Baqaullah Unar has expressed his profound concern for fast reducing marine resources. We have all the relevant laws in system need is the imposition of a letter and spirit,” Unar observed. The secretary underscored the need for improved coordination among all concerned departments. […]…Read More

Experts woe environmental concerns in FATA development

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: An inception meeting was called out in order to examine the practices in the FATA region in which experts, scientists, water resource management professionals, representatives from NGOs, KPK government were present. The meeting marked the launching of two-year project directed at water governance improvement in FATA. Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country Representative of IUCN Pakistan, highlighted the need for establishing an environmental cell in FATA Secretariat, and also…Read More

PNRA allays safety concerns over nuclear power plants

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A senior official of Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) has said that chances of release of radioactive material into environment from upcoming K-2 and K-3 nuclear power plants in Karachi are very low. "The reactors are planned to have a double containment wall due to which there are very little chances of release of radioactive material into the environment," said Zaheer Ayub Baig, Director General (Corporate) PNRA, while speaking at a seminar in…Read More

Risks and concerns of transgenic food

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Generally, food and feed come from the plants and the animals which have been nurtured by humans for many thousand years. With the passage of time, these plants and animals acceded enduredample genetic modifications. Those exhibiting suitable characteristics were selected for breeding the succeeding generation. The suitable characteristics were created by naturally happening variations in the genetic make-up of the plants and animals. These days, it has become probable to alter the genetic…Read More

Threat to mangroves reserves concerns environmentalists

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: As higher government authorities have instructed to speed up work on the Zulfikarabad city project, the environmentalists have expressed their concern as this project is threatening the survival of the largest mangroves reserves along the Thatta coast. The IUCN Pakistan National Committee members expressed concern during their recently held meeting here. They said that while development is important, protection of a delicate mangroves ecosystem environment is…Read More

Multiple concerns on stagnant IT and telecom sector

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PAKISTAN WITNESSED a high boom in its IT and Telecom sector from 2001 to 2005 with remarkable investments to the tune of Rs 9 billion mainly due to the successful implementation of reforms in the country. No doubt that Pakistan had secured the top notch among the South Asian states in terms of growth rate in addition to production of highly skilled manpower and availability of IT and telecom services on comparatively cheaper charges in the world market. However, since the last couple of years…Read More