ISLAMABAD / SKARDU, April 7: No headway could be made in the rescue operation till Saturday night as soldiers braving inclement weather struggled to dig deep into an avalanche that hit a battalion headquarters in Siachen`s Gayari sector, searching for 124 soldiers and 11 civilians trapped beneath.
LAHORE: The World Bank will provide about $850 million for the Tarbela 4th Extension Project, which is expected to be completed in four years and generate 1,410MW additional electricity.
ISLAMABAD: According to a health review put together at the Rain Forest Research Institute in India, and recently published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, increased dietary fiber consumption can reduce the risk of developing a number of health complications.
ISLAMABAD: More than 30 percent of cancers can be prevented by lifestyle changes, the World Health Organization said Friday, on the eve of World Cancer Day.
Among key risk factors for cancer are tobacco and alcohol consumption, a diet low in fruit and vegetable intake and lack of physical activity.
"Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer causing 22 percent of global cancer deaths and 71 percent of global lung cancer deaths," the UN health agency said.
LAHORE: School Education Secretary Muhammad Aslam Komboh has said education and health departments will work jointly to create awareness among the people about dengue virus.
The secretary was addressing a seminar on awareness campaign about the dengue virus which was held with the collaboration of the gender groups of education and health departments here on Sunday.
According to a press release issued on Sunday, he said the education department would distribute pam-phlets in this regard through students and teachers.
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.
THE ozone layer is a gas which protects the earth from dangerous rays of the sun. Nowadays this gas is going to destroy the rays of artificial (man-made) gases. There are many causesfor the decreasein the ozone layer gas. And all these are manmade compounds, and are known as chlorofluorocarbons, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, methyl bromide, halons, methyl chloroform and tetra chloride.
Once these have been released into the atmosphere, they remain there as long as 200 years.
PESHAWAR: Financial constraints and issues related to flawed implementation of the disaster risk management measures were highlighted by experts as impediments compromising the provincial government`s ability to mitigate future flood-related losses.
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.