ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found 12 out of 77 bottled water brands unsafe for human consumption. Twelve out of 77 bottled water brands are unsafe, says the PCRWR quarterly-year (April-June) report. According to the 15-page report, Nadiq Water, Pan Pure, Maz Fresh, Marjan, Vina, Aqua-One, Active, Nation, Hamaliya, Aqua National, Pineo and Asal Pio Na, are unsafe and a major cause of serious health hazards.
Islamabad: Unless Pakistan takes emergency measures to overcome the complex challenge of under-nutrition, the country risks suffering from a ‘demographic nightmare’ of a growing unskilled, economically unproductive population, rather than reaping the ‘demographic dividend’ which has powered its neighbours’ growing prosperity.
KARACHI: Forty percent of Sindh’s agriculture depends on the drawing of water, from various sources, but power outages, are making the process difficult, causing much grief to growers, who are suffering heavy losses.
ISLAMABAD: Stress factors are among the most important triggers of headaches and migraines in children, Italian researchers reported in the European Neurological Society in Prague. School stress and nightly computer sessions ranked highest among the causes of such pain.
Karachi: Wetlands in the country, including the Indus Delta and the Keenjhar and Manchar lakes, are under threat of extinction from environmental pollution as well as decreased flow of freshwater in the river Indus, and these threats may result in serious consequences for the country’s economy and quality of life of its people.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has informally been warned by the World Health organization (WHO) to control spreading of the diseases including polio, HIV aides and hepatitis in the country on emergency basis otherwise it would be placed among the countries on ‘watch’ where the international travelers visiting or coming out of it would be required to inform to the organization under world body about their movement.