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Go Green DHA, Karachi Campaign kicks-off as Administrator plants a sapling

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KARACHI: Defense Housing Authority that has pledged to protect the ambiance by planting 130,000 trees underneath the banner of ‘Go Green DHA Karachi’ kicked off the massive campaign on July 25th.

As cool breeze from Arabian Sea provided relief from scorching heat to the ladies and gentlemen gathered on the occasion held at Phase VIII, DHA Administrator Brigadier Zubair Ahmed planted a sapling.

This was followed by plantation by various partners including WWF, Cantonment Board Clifton, Sindh Forest Dept, National Forum for Environment and Health, Mera Karachi Group, Critical Mass of Bikers, Institute of Architects Pakistan Chapter, Pakistan Green Building Council, Vintage and Classic Car Club of Pakistan, the Pack-Group of Heavy Bikers, Osmani & Company and Defense Central Library. 

Ladies and members of the media too took part in the sapling-plantation ceremony. 

Trees that are being planted all along the streets, roads and parks of DHA will be properly watered and looked after by  Horticulture Directorate of DHA.

 

 

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Heatwave to hit Karachi in the next 24-48 hours!

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KARACHI: Brief respite from the recent heatwave is about to end as temperature in the coastline areas of the country is expected to rise up to 41°C in the next 24-48 hours.

Augmenting deep depression has been observed over the Bay of Bengal, which is likely to transform into tropical storm later.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department sans sea breeze temperature will increase from October 18 to 22 at the coastline of Pakistan.

Citizens are asked not to expose themselves to direct sunlight and abstain from going out unnecessarily.

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Sigh of relief for Karachiites as Met predicts drop in temperatures from today

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KARACHI: Pakistan Meteorological Department has said that the prevalent heatwave in the metropolis will be weakened from today (Friday).

“The southwestern sea breeze will resume in the city [Karachi] while the temperature from Saturday will decrease to 36°C,” said the spokesperson for the Met Karachi, Dr. Abdul Rashid.

Hot weather persisted on Thursday as the mercury once again touched 41° Celsius, the ‘real feel’ was 45°C due to the absence of sea breeze and prevalence of dry northwestern winds.

“The past five days have seen a rise in temperatures in the usually cool Karachi due to the low-pressure areas being created off the Indian Coast in the Arabian Sea,” Rashid said.

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Karachiites to endure 12-hour water-outage on Monday (16th of October)!

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KARACHI: In today’s fast-pacing world, Nuclear-Pakistan is among one of those countries that fail to provide many basic amenities, such as electricity and water, to its citizens.  

Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have informed that on Monday 16th of October, 2017, the supply of water to this port city would be blocked for around 12 hours due to unknown reasons.

Unfortunately, Karachiites will have to bear the brunt of this water paucity in such an extreme and wild weather!

Pakistan is at the verge of experiencing water scarcity: WWF

Director General WWF-Pakistan Hammad Naqi Khan, while addressing a presser here on Tuesday (10th of October), noted that Pakistan is on the verge of experiencing water scarcity!

Noting that people here are going through the issue of lack of access to potable water, DG WWF pointed out that non-availability of drinking water is spiking both in rural and urban districts of Pakistan.

Despite presence of laws regarding disposing industrial waste after proper treatment, (particularly) textile and leather industries dump industrial effluents harboring heavy metals (copper, chromium, and nickel).

Stressing that concerned authorities must ensure continued access to safe drinking water to the population, DG WWF further reiterated that industries should find out appropriate ways to dispose-off solid and liquid waste.

The media briefing session was conducted by WWF-Pakistan under the banner of a six-year long project labeled International Labor and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s Small and Medium Enterprises.

The development intends to maintain international labor and environmental standards in Pakistan as to improve the capability of the public sector to employ Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and national environmental laws and standards in Pakistan.

Also, it endeavors to make sure that the textile and leather sector take on Smart Environmental Management Practices (SEMPs) so as to use water and power resources proficiently while diminishing the use of detrimental chemicals up to 15 to 20 percent.

 

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