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Floods A menace to Pakistan Agriculture

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article image Indus River and its tributaries providing required amount of irrigation water for crops therefore, Pakistan’s Agriculture is mainly dependent upon this river system. 103.5 MAF water is delivering at canal heads by designing this system but to fulfill the domestic as well as irrigation requirements that amount of water is very short. The irrigation system has been constructed to defeat the water supply deficit in the country and also build new reservoir…Read More

Menace of e-waste needs regulations

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ELECTRONIC WASTE or e-waste is one of the rapidly growing problems of the world. E-waste comprises a multitude of components, some containing toxic substances that can have an adverse impact on human health and the environment if not handled properly. In Pakistan, e-waste management assumes greater significance not only due to the import of new electronic items but also because of the dumping of e-waste (second-hand electronic items) from developed countries. This is coupled with Pakistan’s…Read More

Menace of substandard mobile phones

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Ever since the telecom sector was launched in 2001 in Pakistan, with the introduction of GSM, the telecom industry has continued to witness a phenomenal growth in all facets of communication pushing mobile phone connections figure to over 130 million. Though this growing number of connections invariably fuelled the demand for mobile handsets and accessories within the country, yet it also gave boost to substandard mobile phone market. In fact appealing features, cheap price tags, dual SIM…Read More

Manage the menace

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article image THE CONFERENCE arranged by the Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST) about climate change is now over. With pros and cons, it was a good activity despite the minister for climate change said to hold conferences in villages; of course, it sounds strange but he is right at the moment. Many presentations were delivered and it was learned that the challenges and opportunities are there but how to tap them is a big issue. We are not even able to feed our population how do we capitalize…Read More