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LUMS and EPD launch live environmental monitoring website

LUMS and EPD launch live environmental monitoring website

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Saturday completed the project “Live Environmental Monitoring Website” with Punjab Environment Protection Department (EPD)’s financial support in collaboration with the Education Institutions for Development

LESCO addresses environmental issues

LAHORE – The Lahore Electricity Supply Company (LESCO) on Thursday arranged a workshop to promote awareness amongst its employees on environmental and social issues and communicable diseases.
LESCO Board of Directors (BoD) Chairman Rafay Alam chaired the workshop. Dr Khaqan Babar, in his presentation, said that there are scores of infectious and communicable diseases and deaths from infectious diseases number up to 18 million per annum. He said that these diseases have social and

Toothless Pakistan Environmental Protection Council

ISLAMABAD – While global discussions on climate change are becoming intensely heated and the world is witnessing its effects more clearly than ever, Pakistan’s national organisation, Pakistan Environmental Protection Council (PEPC) headed by prime minister and set up to formulate and implement policies only exists on papers as not even a single meeting of this body has been held for a year now.
The PEPC was formed in 1984, then headed by president, under section 3 of the Pakistan

An Urban massacre – Cutting down trees causes environmental hazards

LAHORE – The recent floods in Pakistan have been blamed on the deforestation in the Northern Areas. However, experts say that floods are only one aspect of the problem, because the less the number of trees the more effect global warming will have on Pakistan. But on a further micro level, the importance of trees is not being promoted by the government. Ironically while the government’s forest department puts up banners that encourage tree plantation, in an unprecedented move some of

Environmental awareness through expo

KARACHI – The WWF-Pakistan and Indus Motors Company held Nature Carnival 2011 at the PAF Museum on Sunday. A large number of people attended the event. “Environment conservation is an effort, which all of us need to undertake together because we are collectively responsible for ensuring that we provide a clean environment to our future generations,” said Federal Natural Resources Minister Naveed Qamar, who was the chief guest at the event.
“We must act as responsible guardians,”

‘Pakistan alone can’t face environmental challenges’

ISLAMABAD: Environment Minister Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi on Sunday said that the world must come forward and help Pakistan to overcome serious environmental challenges that it could not do on its own due to financial constraints.
Talking to journalists upon his arrival from Japan after attending Conference of Parties Convention on Biological Diversity (CoP-10), he said, “Representatives of 193 governments agreed to 20 objectives for 2020, including a zero tolerance target for