Rising sea level can sink Karachi in 40 years


STAFF REPORT KHI: The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has warned that Karachi could drown in next 35-45 years. The NIO has warned that parts of Malir have already sunk and if emergency measures are not taken 30-40 million people could be displaced due to climate changes.

Over the years climate change has had devastating repercussions, thousands of deaths, earthquakes, floods and severe drought are clear indicators of climate change. In Karachi alone 1200 people lost their lives

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Pakistan a rising market for world firms: German envoy




STAFF REPORT LHR: With a young and growing population of nearly 200 million people, Pakistan is an interesting market, which cannot be ignored in the long-run by multinational companies, said German Ambassador to Pakistan.

Ina Lapel while recently Inaugurating first office of leading German Technology Company Bosch, she said that latest venture of German giant is an important milestone in our bilateral economic relations with Pakistan.

Steven Young, President, Bosch Turkey and

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Pakistan a rising market for world firms: German envoy


STAFF REPORT LHR: With a young and growing population of nearly 200 million people, Pakistan is an interesting market, which cannot be ignored in the long-run by multinational companies, said German Ambassador to Pakistan.

Ina Lapel while recently Inaugurating first office of leading German Technology Company Bosch, she said that latest venture of German giant is an important milestone in our bilateral economic relations with Pakistan.

Steven Young, President, Bosch Turkey and Middle

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Rising concern over depleting wetlands


Pakistan is the land of natural resources including many wetlands. Wetlands include marshes, ponds, lakes, fens, rivers, floodplains, and swamps as well as the whole range of coastal belt, saltwater marshes, estuaries, mangroves, lagoons and coral reefs. These places are not only a major source of fresh water but also a safer place for a large number of migratory birds besides a contributor towards controlling environmental pollution. Besides, these lands help in sustaining the wide variety

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Lasting solution to rising global temperature stressed




STAFF REPORT KHI: The average temperature of the world has increased by 0.7 degree since the beginning of the 21th century and it may rise by 1.6 to 4.3 degrees by the end of the 21st century, Karachi University (KU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaiser has this. He said this while addressing the local and international delegates gathered at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre at KU for the four-day 14th national and 5th international conference of the Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS),

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Lasting solution to rising global temperature stressed


STAFF REPORT KHI: The average temperature of the world has increased by 0.7 degree since the beginning of the 21th century and it may rise by 1.6 to 4.3 degrees by the end of the 21st century, Karachi University (KU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Qaiser has this.

He said this while addressing the local and international delegates gathered at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre at KU for the four-day 14th national and 5th international conference of the Pakistan Botanical Society (PBS),

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Rising complaints against research supervisors


A GOOD student-supervisor relationship is the root for a successful MS, PhD, or Post-Doc scholar. Ideally, research supervisor has a vital role in both terms: the award of the degree and the process. There is no single recommendation for an ideal supervisory arrangement, but this can be viewed as an evolving partnership, in which an early relationship develops between student and teacher towards progressive impartiality as the project reaches its finale, starting from preparation of thesis

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Rising water stress in Pakistan


God has blessed Pakistan with water resources, with water flowing down the Himalayas and Karakorum heights, the world’s largest glaciers, a free and unique bounty of nature for this land of alluvial plains. Earth’s total surface area (29.9 per cent of its land area) it hosts 60 per cent of the world’s current human population, but only about 36 per cent of the renewable fresh water. So, even on a continental scale it is clear that water is a serious constraint in Asia. China, India and

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Speakers highlight rising role of blogs, social media to promote entrepreneurship




STAFF REPORT RWP: Highlighting the significance of the web blogs and social media in terms of disseminating information as well as contribution towards economic growth, speakers at a one-day seminar stressed the need for further involvement especially of youth in order to promote the culture of innovations and entrepreneurship.
The seminar titled "How to earn from Blogging and Social Media" has recently been organized by the Technology Times, Tech TV and Ripha International

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Rising e-waste in Lahore threatening environment




STAFF REPORT LHR: With no proper arrangements or a system to scientifically destroy electronic waste (e-waste) containing dangerous and toxic components such as mercury, cadmium and lead, serious environmental hazards are increasing especially in Lahore.
The Punjab Environment Protection Department (EPD), City District Government Lahore (CDGL) and Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) have so far failed to initiate any practical move to combat this growing danger. In the world,

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Rising volume of grey trafficking


Though the government’s formal announcement to auction the 3G-4G spectrum auction this month has rekindled the hope of a sizeable foreign investment in the local telecom sector, which has dried up since long in terms of financial injections, yet the increased volume of grey telephony has emerged as a potential factor which is inflicting heavily on the national kitty. According to the fresh data, the recorded volume of incoming international calls dropped from an astonishing two billion

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