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Preserve environment to mitigate climate change

While improving facilities it is essential to protect, preserve natural environment in major cities, towns and at picturesque areas for our own people and to promote both local and foreign tourism, yet it is unfortunate that federal and provisional governments in addition to highly influential land mafias in the country …

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Project launched for building capacity against disasters

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) jointly launched a 16-month project on Thursday aimed at strengthening both these institutions to develop resilience in Pakistan. The World Bank has provided the financial support under the EU-South Asia Capacity-Building for Disaster Risk Management Programme, administered …

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5.2m farmers to avail subsidy on DAP fertilizer

Punjab government is offering billions of rupees subsidy on DAP fertilizer to 5.2 million farmers in the province. The basic purpose of this subsidy is to reduce input cost on preparation of crops. Assistant Director Agriculture Naveed Asmat Kohloon urged un-registered farmers to get themselves registered by making call at …

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Lighting lamps of love

Like around the world, Hindus in the city celebrated Diwali with traditional zeal on Thursday. Main ceremony was arranged by the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) at Krishna Mandir on Ravi Road. A cake was cut at the temple, which was extensively illuminated and heavily guarded. Addressing the ceremony, ETPB …

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Book launch: ‘Need of Reforms in Universities in Sindh’ launched at SU

Educationists, intellectuals and public representatives at a book launch on Thursday called for instituting extensive reforms in higher education institutions as a precursor to improve academic standards. Reconstituting existing search committee for appointment of vice-chancellors, completely curtailing the authority of the Sindh governor in these appointments and rectifying the role …

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LADIESFUND raises funds to educate girls

LADIESFUND gathered 150 female professionals and entrepreneurs, representing the pharmaceutical, medical, financial, multinational, art, fashion and beauty industries, as well as several students and young professionals, to network, showcase and observe the work of small to medium-sized enterprise artisans and to raise funds to educate deserving girls. “Young female entrepreneurs …

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Medics urged to ensure infection-free environment

Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab has urged doctors and paramedical staff to follow all the laid down standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure maximum hygienic at hospitals. Addressing a ceremony regarding ‘Infection Prevention’ at the Lahore General on Saturday, he said that infection prevention was …

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More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers said Monday. Better land use could reduce carbon dioxide 37 percent, enough to hold global warming below two degrees Celsius by 2030, …

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Ensuring food security during disasters essential: NDMA head

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat on Tuesday said that ensuring food security during disasters was essential for saving lives. He stated this while addressing the audience at the launching ceremony of ‘Integrated Context Analysis (ICA) Report on Vulnerability to Food Insecurity and Natural Hazards’. …

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