KARACHI, Dec 26: Almost all households around the three Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) believe that the pollution of water environment in the city is a serious issue and that the treatment of sewage is important to improve the “water environment as well as living environment”, said a survey report.
NAWABSHAH, Dec 26: While causing widespread devastations the recent floods also provided an opportunity to revive forests in Sindh.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 24: The Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (Erra) on Friday signed a contract with six service providers for “promotion of rain water harvesting” in earthquake hit areas of Azad Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Opec Fund for International Development (OFID) and other partner organisations will finance the project.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 23: With the metrological department forecasting dry weather for the coming few days, hospitals in the capital have seen a surge in the number of patients suffering from dust allergy.
The city has been in grip of a dry and cold weather for the past few weeks as haze was engulfing the city, especially in the mornings.
RAWALPINDI, Dec 23: The Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB), Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) will start dredging of the 19-kmlong water channel from Khanpur Dam to Sangjani water filtration station on January 12.
RAWALPINDI, Dec 23: Amid increasing complaints of deteriorating quality of water supplied to the city, the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) has established a testing laboratory of its own.
Citizens now can take samples of water to the Wasa office near Liaquat Bagh for quicker testing, free of cost.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 22: Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PakEPA) told a Senate committee on Wednesday that soak pits and septic tanks were temporary arrangements to control the flow of solid waste into the Rawal Lake.
“We need treatment plants and proper piping to completely divert the toxic flow away from the lake,” emphasised DG Pak-EPA, Asif Shuja to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment.
PESHAWAR, Dec 21: A move to end the monopoly of manufacturing companies over tobacco grown in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa received wide support in the provincial assembly on Tuesday and Speaker Karamatullah Khan Chagharmatti set up a committee to prepare legislation to put the trade in the province’s only cash crop under government control.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: The Rs4 billion Zero Point Interchange (ZPI) is likely to be delayed by two more months due to reinforcement of Shakarparian cliff, which has become vulnerable to land sliding after a loop was constructed on it near the National Monument, sources told Dawn on Monday.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: The Senate standing committee on environment is all set to take up the issue of Rawal Lake contamination and Islamabad’s industrial pollutants.