HYDERABAD, Dec 30: Low literacy rate and lack of awareness are two major impediments in way of environmental degradation and immediate steps are required to arrest the trend from further slide.
MULTAN, Dec 10: Children in the flood-hit areas are at high risk of catching pneumonia as winter temperatures plummet, warns a non-government organisation.
CANCUN (Mexico), Dec 7: In the second week of the UN climate negotiations here, the biggest challenge for developing countries is to ensure the survival of the Kyoto Protocol. It is currently in danger of being pushed aside by developed countries to make way for a voluntary pledge-based system. Last week, rich countries attempted to lay the groundwork for the eventual dissolution of the Kyoto Protocol.
CANCUN (Mexico): Delegates attending the UN Climate Change Conference 2010, currently being held in Cancun, Mexico, describe the atmosphere as one of cautious optimism. Expectations have been lowered since the disappointing failure of the Copenhagen Summit held a year ago in 2009 when world leaders could not agree on a legally binding treaty to curb carbon emissions causing global warming.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 4: Pakistan is one the top five countries where volunteers have registered more than 1.5 million hours of efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental issues.
International Volunteer Day is being observed worldwide on Sunday.
DADU, Nov 14: Several flood-affected children have died of measles and other diseases in relief camps in Dadu and Jamshoro districts, according to sources.
The sources said that four children died of measles at a camp set up at a degree college in Dadu.
DADU, Nov 14: Hundreds of flood-affected people living in tents on the premises of the Ustad Bukhari Boys Degree College are not receiving any food and no government functionary or NGO is helping them at the time of Eid.
The tents were set up by an NGO about two months ago and 400 flood-affected families from villages of Mehar and Khairpur Nathan Shah talukas were accommodated there.
The NGO had provided one month’s ration before handing over the camp to the local administration, which stopped supplying them food and other essential items about 45 days ago.
KARACHI, March 7: That women face hardships in our society due to gender discrimination and social inequalities is a well-known fact.