ISLAMABAD, Feb 12: They say national parks are national treasures.
However, that seems to be forgotten in Islamabad, where tree cutting has become unprecedented, uncontrolled and free for all in the Margalla Hills National Park.
ISLAMABAD, Oct 12: The Capital Development Authority has started imposing fine on people throwing waste into the open under the recently-enforced anti-littering law.
Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi is obsessed with two things. One, the green character of the city and the second is its cleanliness.
ISLAMABAD, March 23: Given the frequency of natural disasters in the world and the devastation that they cause, one would have expected public institutions to welcome offers of training in survival methods, but not the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).
ISLAMABAD, Jan 23: A report of the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) planning wing questions the practice of allowing construction on the land along drains and changing their routes, fearing it would disrupt the natural outflow of rainwater from the capital, Dawn has learnt.
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.
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.
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.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 14: It seems the government is finally waking up to the increasing level of pollution in Rawal Dam, as only recently the departments concerned have filed a record number of 430 cases against the polluters.