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Wetlands disappearing due to lack of legislation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers at an event expressed their concern over the fast disappearing of wetlands in Pakistan linking this issue to the non-existence of relevant laws. The event was arranged by the IUCN Pakistan in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change, and FJWU to celebrate the World Wetlands Day. The theme of the year 2016 is "Wetlands for Future: Sustainable Livelihoods". Ms. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Member National Assembly was the chief guest of the event. …Read More

Karachi drapes in shadow due to power failure

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STAFF REPORT KHI: The tripping of four units of Bin Qasim Power Plant blanketed more than half of the city of Karachi with darkness as the electricity supply got suspended from over 30 grid stations. Some parts Baluchistan were also affected by the massive breakdown. The K-Electric’s management and engineers rebooted the supply systems as per standard operating procedures. The halting of electricity supply also gave birth to several allied problems as water supply also got affected…Read More

Karachi drapes in shadow due to power failure

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: The tripping of four units of Bin Qasim Power Plant blanketed more than half of the city of Karachi with darkness as the electricity supply got suspended from over 30 grid stations. Some parts Baluchistan were also affected by the massive breakdown. The K-Electric’s management and engineers rebooted the supply systems as per standard operating procedures. The halting of electricity supply also gave birth to several allied problems as water supply also got affected…Read More

Govt universities lag behind due to teachers paucity

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STAFF REPORT PESH: PESHAWAR: Majority of the public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are short of required faculty which has been affecting the academic activities. According to sources, the administration of 13 of the total 19 public sector universities have failed to ensure the required strength of teachers according to the student-teacher ratio fixed by the HEC. "The teaching staff in the remaining six universities is not on need basis rather there were surplus teachers…Read More

Food crops under threat due to water shortage

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The agriculture sector is considered the backbone of the country’s economy, contributing 21.4 per cent to the national output and employing 45 per cent of the labour force. But this is one of the most neglected sectors that has not been the top priority of successive governments as well as political parties. Farmers are not provided sufficient subsidy, rather subsidised food is given to urban population by keeping support prices of crops at minimum levels to avoid…Read More

Pakistans energy and gas crisis due to poor governance

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article image DEVELOPING NATIONS do con¬front energy crisis due to high demand on the back of rapid industrialization, growing commercial activities and domestic consumption, hiked by the expanding middle class, which demands a better life. Often, the energy demands out paces its supply in economies, which strive for rapid industrial and economic growth. China understood this in the very beginning that it needs sufficient energy supply to become a global business leader, the Chinese immediately went for…Read More

Miniaturisation of electronic goods due to ICs

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article image IN OUR resent world we hear too much about ICs. What is an IC? In the modern world we are much more interested in digital world everything is digital technology based. In 1958, Jack Kilby built the first integrated circuit flip-flop with two transistors at Texas Instruments.In 2003, the Intel Pentium 4 microprocessor contained 55 million transistors and a 512-Mbit dynamic random access memory (DRAM) contained more than half a billion transistors. This corresponds to a compound annual growth rate…Read More

Migration of species due to social change

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article image By Muhammad ZiadPULL UP your socks for another vital problem which cannot be considered as a major one but it is…………….!Social change is the transformation of culture and social organization/structure over time. In the modern world we are aware that society is never static and that social, political, economic and cultural changes occur constantly. These changes are regularly affecting not only the human life but also greatly affecting the wildlife species and these changes either cause…Read More

Looming water scarcity due to changing weather patterns

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article image By Muhammad ArifeenPAKISTAN IS fast shifting from a water-stressed to a water-scarce country.The UN Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Statistical Yearbook for 2011 states that changing weather patterns across the world have increased the occurrence and intensity of the earth’s natural hazards such as torrential rains, floods, droughts and cyclones; which affect countries such as Australia, China, Myanmar and, most importantly, Pakistan.The report makes it clear that there has been a…Read More

UN urges Pakistan to subsidise agriculture Wheat, sugarcane under threat due to Bt Cotton

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The growing cultivation of Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) cotton, especially in Punjab, has decreased the area under wheat and sugarcane cultivation due to relatively longer germination period of BT cotton."BT cotton is gaining popularity in Punjab and its growing cultivation is having a negative impact on other crops particularly wheat and sugarcane because of long germination period of BT cotton. Normal cotton takes about six months to BT cotton's 10 months," an…Read More