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Anti-IJT stance put Baloch in hot water

Anti-IJT stance put Baloch in hot water

LAHORE: Affiliation with the Teachers’ Front, having leftist ideas and being anti-Islami Jamiat-e-Talba (IJT), are stated to be the reasons behind the suspension of Punjab University (PU) College of Earth & Environmental Sciences (CEES) Principal Dr Iftikhar Hussain Baloch, who was being threatened with dire consequences from ‘quarters with vested interests’ active in the varsity, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to CEES teachers, Baloch was facing charges of sexually

Ballast water monitoring vital to saving coastal ecosystem: expert

KARACHI: Even though Pakistan is a signatory to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and various other international protocols on environment protection e.g. UNCLOS, RAMSAR, MARPOL, the ballast water of ships, which is the main source of dispersal of different invasive marine animals around the globe, is not being monitored at the country’s ports and poses a great threat to the coastal ecosystem.
Karachi port handles over 2.5 million tons of liquid and dry cargo,

No Eid at home for many as roads still under water

KARACHI: The Sindh government has so far failed to restore several road links that connect villages and towns to major cities of the province in the aftermath of the floods, which means that many people will be unable to reach their native areas to celebrate the forthcoming Eidul Azha.
On the right of the Indus River, from Kashmore to Thatta, dozens of major towns like Khairpur Nathan Shah, Shahdadkot, Qubo Saeed Khan, Mehar, Johi, Sujawal and Sehwan as well as the suburbs of

Govt installs clean water supply systems in Chasmai, Wali Jan Kach

Chasmai village water supply system benefits over 4000 people
Flood protection wall built in Wali Jan Kach village to benefit over 2000 people
In order to provide clean drinking water facilities to the residents of Chasmai village in Bannu, the government has installed a drinking water supply system comprising of 3 surface tanks and having a storage capacity of 10,000 gallons. They have also installed 2,940 meters of distribution pipelines.

PSM’s desperate bid to keep head above water

KARACHI: The Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has decided to sell off its land to overcome its overwhelming financial compulsions with the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP)-led consortium of banks unlikely to lend it Rs seven billion, part of the Rs 25 billion bailout package announced by the government to rescue the cash-stripped entity.
The PSM board in its meeting held on October 7 decided to sell around 1,500 to 2,000 acres to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) or Qatar.
“The PSM

28 end up in hospitals after consuming bad water

-KWSB does not provide water supply connections in slum areas, prompting residents to make illegal connections
-Contaminated water causes diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain
-Losses of Rs 112 billion is caused by inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene conditions
At least 28 people living in the slums of Landhi and Korangi towns were hospitalised with diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain on Monday after allegedly consuming contaminated water.

CDA in Hot Water

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) , currently suffering from a grave financial crisis has not seen any effort from its finance wing to get it out of the fix it is in, an official, asking not to be named, told Pakistan Today.
No work had been started on projects as old as a year and influence and nepotism were deciding the projects which were being taken up, he said. “The Complaint Cell has received hundreds of complaints regarding this issue but nothing has been done,” he