KARACHI, Jan 10: Coastal communities of Keamari Town in a meeting at Kaka Pir village vowed to launch a campaign to stop the cutting of mangroves in the area.
RAWALPINDI, Dec 4: Over 17,000 kanals of land that was supposed to be acquired for constructing the long-awaited Daducha Dam to meet the water requirements of Rawalpindi has been purchased by private housing societies, diminishing the hopes of the residents to have a perennial source of drinking water.
GUJRANWALA, Nov 20: The health department has acquired an agriculture land for the construction of a medical college on the Rawalpindi bypass near the Gujranwala University campus, it is learnt.
HYDERABAD, Nov 10: The Hyderabad Action Committee has threatened to organise one-week hunger strike at the mausoleum of Ms Benazir Bhutto and a sit-in outside the Sindh chief minister’s house if the lease of government land in the Latifabad area to an industrial group is not cancelled and the land is not given to local peasants.
HYDERABAD, Oct 9: Indus Development Organisation (IDO) executive director Zain Daudpoto has said that floods have provided a golden opportunity for rehabilitation of forests but instead of evolving a strategy in this regard, the Sindh chief minister has announced that forest land will be allotted to people on 90-year lease.
DADU, Oct 9: The fate of Rabi crops stands in doldrums as many talukas are still inundated with flood water, making it impossible for farmers to prepare their land for cultivation. Rabi season is days away as it begins from 15th of this month and the land would not be dried up before six months, said growers and irrigation officials.
KARACHI, July 25: The proposal to set up an agricultural research station in Shaheed Benazirabad (formerly Nawabshah) district has not materialised owing to unavailability of forest land in the area identified by the proponent institution.
KARACHI, June 30: The vast and beautiful Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park, developed in the Boat Basin area and named after the assassinated prime minister, was inaugurated by Senator Almas Pervin on Wednesday evening.
Speakers at the inauguration said the land mafia had been eyeing this precious piece of land for a long time. With the development of the park, they said that not only homage had been paid to the late popular leader, but the people had also been given a beautiful picnic spot in the city, most part of which had been turned into a concrete jungle by the vested interests.