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Sindh Province’s Soil Fertility Atlas Study Report launched by the US

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Dr. Yusuf Zafar, Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council has graced the inauguration of “Sindh Province’s Soil Fertility Atlas Study Report” accompanied by Grace Shelton who is the US Consul. This joint venture is the part of a collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Ministry of National Food Security and […]…Read More

First status report regarding ocean sciences globally published by UNESCO

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Ocean sciences are running by a small number of manufacturing countries although collecting data and taking the measure of the ocean’s health is a global importance considering the economic and environmental stakes involved, according to the Global Ocean Science Report, assembled by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. The Report advocates increased investment into research and calls […]…Read More

WWF-Pakistan releases Dr Gippels report on Indus River

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Dr Christopher J Gippel’s report - Indus River: Review of Environmental Flows to Maintain Delta Ecosystem - developed under the Building Capacity on the Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Areas of Pakistan, WWF-Pakistan, has been released. Main threats to the Indus delta include reduced freshwater flow, construction of dams and canals; encroachments, clearing mangroves for agriculture, reduced sediment loads, habitat destruction and pollution. However, the…Read More

Senate receives National Agricultural Research Centre land conflict report

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A report in Senate concerning National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) was presented by Standing Committee on National Food Security. The report exhibited proposed change of 1,400 acres of land of National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) by the CDA into private and business plots. Instructions the house about the discoveries of his board of trustees, an important member of the Senate SC said that the advisory group had suggested that since the CDA had not…Read More

Rivers flows and reservoirs level report

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article image Press Release: The position of the river inflows and outflows at Tarbela, Mangla and Chashma along with the reservoirs levels and the barrages today is as under: Rivers: Indus at Tarbela: Inflows 35400 cusecs and Outflows 15000 cusecs, Kabul at Nowshera: Inflows 15100 cusecs and Outflows 15100 cusecs, Jhelum at Mangla: Inflows 26500 cusecs and Outflows 30000 cusecs, Chenab at Marala: Inflows 17300 cusecs and Outflows 10300 cusecs. Barrages: Jinnah: Inflows 36700 cusecs and Outflows…Read More

Pak-EPA seeks EIA report for SFIE project

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The recent construction work that has been started on Signal Free Islamabad Expressway’ project by Capital Development Authority (CDA) is challenged by Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA); the sources of agency state that CDA had neither obtained the obligatory No Objection Certificate (NOC) from them nor conducted any prior Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study to establish the environmental sustainability of the project. Dr. Khurshid Khan, Pak…Read More

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PHC seeks PTA report on SIMs verification

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article image STAFF REPORT PESH: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to submit a fresh report about the verification of SIMs by the cellular companies before next hearing. A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel and Justice Muhammad Younas Thaheem directed the PTA to submit a fresh report about the SIMs verification in the country. The bench issued the directives in a writ petition of Muhammad Atif Haleem, a former…Read More

Asian region needs to work more on biodiversity: Report

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MONITORING REPORT ISB: The Asina region is falling well short of achieving the various elements of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 on protected areas agreed in 2010 by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, reveals a report. The Asia Protected Planet report is authored by UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre in partnership with IUCN and provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of protected areas in 24 Asian countries. It shows that while there…Read More

PCRWR report declares 8 water brands unsafe for usage

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found eight mineral water brands unsafe for human consumption as they contain chemicals and germs. According to a PCRWR report, water samples of as many as 65 brands were collected from the open markets of Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore, Bahawalpur, Karachi and Quetta. The report says nature provides water which is essential to sustain life, and access to safe drinking water is the basic human right. But…Read More

315 billion SMSs exchanged in 2012-13: PTA report

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STAFF REPORT KHI: Mobile phone users in Pakistan exchanged around 315.7 billion text messages between July 2012 and June 2013, a recently released report of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) revealed. According to the report, at least 865 million SMS were exchanged in a day during the stated time period. The year 2012-13 saw the total SMS traffic grow 13.68 per cent as compared to that in the previous year, however, the growth rate was lower. Taking the SMS per…Read More