Enviroment and Animal Rights

Civil society calls for more use of renewable energy

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January 13th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Haqooq Khalaq Movement calls upon the government to increase use of renewable energy in order to cut reliance on imported fuel as well as control the impact of climate change.

EIA still not submitted to Environment Dept despite court order

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January 5th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; LHC has directed the Ravi Urban Development Authority to halt construction of the Ravi Riverfront project until an Environment Impact Assessment report is submitted to the Environment Protection Agency Punjab.

HRCP report on Karachi floods reveals number of reasons

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December 24th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; On Wednesday the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) released an in-depth fact-finding report on the devastating urban floods that occurred in Karachi this year.

Mangroves – a haven for local communities and wildlife

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December 12th, 2020; By Sher-e-Azam; KAKAPIR, SINDH; The Kakapir mangroves have been revived thanks to the efforts of local women who have been planting saplings for decades, and a community of environmentally concerned residents.

راوی کنارے نیا شہر ہماری لاشوں کے اوپر ہی بن سکتا...

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دسمبر ٦ ٢٠٢٠ تحریر: احمد سعید اور حامد ریاض; لاہور; تحریک انصاف'کی حکومت نے راوی کنارے نیا جدید شہر بسانے کے منصوبے سے کافی توقعات وابستہ کر رکھی ہیں مگر اس زمین پر رہنے والوں نے حکومت کو تنبیہ کی ہے کہ اگر انھیں بے گھر کیا تو ان کے لئے مارو یا مر جاؤ والی صورتحال پیدا ہو جاے گی

“If the bulldozers come, it will be like a war”

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December 6th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz & Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; “You cannot have sewage, industrial, residential and medical waste being dumped into the stormwater drains that feed the Ravi and then dream of a clean river by setting filtration plants at the river itself,” he points out. “The source of the problem of water pollution lies somewhere else and not at the river.”

Saleh Goth residents mourn govt apathy as toxic dumping increases

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October 30th, 2020; By Shaukat Korai; KARACHI; Residents in the localities of Kohi and Saleh Goth of Malir are falling ill to different diseases due to polluted water contaminated by effluents from textile factories and other industries in Karachi

Hafeez Centre: Fire Safety Provisions 2016 go unheeded

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October 22nd, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The fire in Hafeez Centre in Lahore is a stark reminder to provincial governments and city governments of not enforcing the Building Code of Pakistan Fire Safety Provisions 2016, say experts

IHC Gives Landmark Judgement In Favour Of Animals

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Recognizing the rights of animals, Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah on Thursday, May 21, ordered the prompt relocation of the wildlife held in captivity at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad to sanctuaries within or ...

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International Stories

UN experts laud Pakistan for commuting death sentences of mentally ill inmates.

February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka govt timed Pak PM visit for OIC support: SAHR

February 18th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; SAHR on Thursday criticized the Sri Lanka government for timing Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s visit on 22nd February in bid to garner support of OIC states in face of UN Human Rights Council resolution against the island nation.

Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

January 9th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA/LAHORE; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A statement by the Afghan Embassy revealed that a person named Rasul had survived the Mach Incident and is currently being held by the Balochistan Police.