Speakers call for concrete steps to combat environmental hazards


FAISALABAD: Speakers have called for steps to combat environmental hazards and adopt



healthy lifestyle to reduce diseases and mortality rate as 3.8 million people die of diabetes each



year only; whereas cancer kills 1.37 million people.



They were addressing at one-day symposium titled andquot;one healthandquot; arranged by US-Pakistan Center



for Advanced Studies in Agriculture and Food Security, University of Agriculture Faisalabad at



New Senate

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PEC claims 1,000MW can be saved thru efficient steps




STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Engineering Council has claimed that 1,000 megawatts can be saved though efficient measures and the government has undertaken steps to mitigate the energy crisis with policy making as its first priority.

PEC chief Javed Salim Qureshi said this in his address to the 36th annual convention and annual general meeting of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan held recently.

He said that the Power Policy 2015 aimed at offering

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PEC claims 1,000MW can be saved thru efficient steps


STAFF REPORT ISB: The Pakistan Engineering Council has claimed that 1,000 megawatts can be saved though efficient measures and the government has undertaken steps to mitigate the energy crisis with policy making as its first priority.

PEC chief Javed Salim Qureshi said this in his address to the 36th annual convention and annual general meeting of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan held recently.

He said that the Power Policy 2015 aimed at offering better

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Steps called to control climate change impacts




STAFF REPORT ISB: A seminar has recently been organized to commemorate the International Day of Forests by IUCN, and the Ministry of Climate Change, CDA, Bahria University at Bahria University, Islamabad Campus with an objective to highlight the importance of the International Day of Forest. The theme of the year 2016 is: "Forest and Water".

While elaborating the significance of forests, Abdul Munaf Qaimkhani, Deputy IG Forests, said that in order to reduce the rising

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APTMA seeks remedial steps to meet textile export target




STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan textile industry is impaired due to heavy taxes and surcharges, rendering it uncompetitive compared to regional economies. Other irritants include energy tariff, under utilization of power generation capacity and energy shortage, says a research report prepared by the APTMA.The export sector is subject to five percent duties, taxes and surcharges, while competitors in India enjoy tax-free regime on exports of textile products, while in Bangladesh and China,

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APTMA seeks remedial steps to meet textile export target


STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan textile industry is impaired due to heavy taxes and surcharges, rendering it uncompetitive compared to regional economies. Other irritants include energy tariff, under utilization of power generation capacity and energy shortage, says a research report prepared by the APTMA.

The export sector is subject to five percent duties, taxes and surcharges, while competitors in India enjoy tax-free regime on exports of textile products, while in Bangladesh and China,

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WWF Pakistan urges quick steps over climate change




STAFF REPORT LHR: The WWF-Pakistan has urged the world leaders recently gathered in Paris to ensure that they conclude a deal that meets the demands of science and reduces greenhouse gas emissions effective to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

"The year 2015 has proven to be an unusual year for Pakistan due to unpredictable weathering events across the entire country. A mini-cyclone in Peshawar killed 44 people; heat waves in Karachi killed more than 1,500 people, cloudbursts

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