Enviroment and Animal Rights

Govt rolls back mortgaging F-9 park following public backlash

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26th January 2021; By Ayesha Mir; ISLAMABAD; Following outrage by citizens and civil society activists against the government's plan to mortgage Islamabad's scenic F-9 park, PM Imran Khan announced rolling back the decision

Women finally have say on water resource management in Sindh

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January 19th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; A landmark legislation will allow close to 92,000 women to become part of water resource management in Sindh, according to Rana Ansar, a provincial legislator from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement who proposed a bill for women participation in water governance structures in the province three years ago.

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

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2,107 Pak prisoners to return home from KSA

May 11th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; After two years of Saudi promise, over 2000 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia will finally be repatriated home under an agreement signed between Islamabad and Riyadh on exchange of convicted prisoners.

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UNDP highlights glaring economic inequality in the country

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India’s new laws are discriminating against Kashmiris: UN experts

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