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Govt’s efforts to protect environment

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Climate Change Minister Mushahidullah Khan said the government was striving for the protection of the wildlife and their habitats, predominantly snow leopard that was worsening after global warming brought climate change. “Major threat to the survival of the wildlife are human-triggered climate change and their habitats and deforestation were worsening climate change associated impacts for […]…Read More

Indian hackers hacked govt’s websites

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Indian hackers hacked Various websites of government and were disfigured by pro-India messages. A group of hackers that called them “LulzSec India” has hacked the websites of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination, and many others. Hackers left on websites the messages having praises of India and its armed […]…Read More

Govt’s efforts for sick forestry to shield against climate change

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Government was making determined efforts for improvement of climate resilience of country by re-vitalizing the forestry said Federal climate change minister Mushahidullah Khan. “As long as we chop down the forests we cannot protect graver effects of global warming-induced climate change. Forest is the sole shield against the climate change impacts”, he told a national […]…Read More

Govt’s plantation campaign across Pakistan against climate change

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Under the Green Pakistan Programme (GPP), provincial government increasing forest cover in Punjab to alleviate climate change and its impacts effectively. Capt. (Retd.) Jahanzaib Khan, Punjab Forest Wildlife and Fisheries Department Secretary said in a statement while talking to media. “During monsoon season, Punjab planned to plant 12 million plantlets in the province, ” he […]…Read More

Ogra to increase 1 million gas connections on Govt’s recommendation

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Recommendation for increasing number of new domestic gas connections to 1 million per year is from the National Assembly Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra). Domestic connections will be enhanced to 100 connections in new localities said MNA Chaudhry Bilal Ahmad Virk, chairman of the committee. The […]…Read More

Establishment of National Science School under Govt’s Vision 2025

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Ministry of science and technology called a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee for Development Project in which Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) Phase-I (Component-I to launch for 1800 young students. The main agenda of the meeting was the establishment of National Science School under the government’s Vision 2025. Members discussed the progress issues observed […]…Read More

VimpelCom CEO lauds govts telecom policies

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom Jean-Yves Charlier has appreciated the business-friendly telecom policies of the government of Pakistan. "Teledensity in Pakistan is one of the highest in the region which makes the country one the favourite destination for foreign investors," he said this during his recent meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad. On the occasion, the Prime Minister Nawaz said that the incentive-based transparent…Read More

FPCCI lauds govts economic policies

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STAFF REPORT ISB: Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, (FPCCI) has reposed confidence in the prudent economic policies of PM Nawaz Sharif to put the country on track leading to progress, prosperity and development. "We are grateful to the PM for acceding to their legitimate demands to maximum extent for help boosting the slow paced industrialization process in the country besides strengthening the national economy," FPCCI chief Muhammad Adrees told the media…Read More

Pak govts murky initiatives dampening energy solutions

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Though the government of Pakistan is claiming to have shown its high level of seriousness in overcoming the persistent energy crisis in the country, yet the resolution of this endemic energy crisis seems a distant dream keeping in view the hollow initiatives taken by the authorities so far.While almost about two months have gone since new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has taken the charge, who promised the power shortage would be his top priority, power blackouts have…Read More

Govts clear policy on cassava plants needed

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The government would need a clear policy about promotion of cassava plantation otherwise, cassava planters will be vulnerable to the changing official policies.Local planters have been directly affected by the reduction in diesel prices because cassava produce is used in ethanol production.Over the past four months, local planters have suffered from changing domestic policy. The lower prices of diesel and benzene made gasohol less attractive because of the lower price margin.…Read More