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  • Ideas about energy-efficient house, city discussed

    KARACHI: Imagine your home illuminated by natural light, with circulation of fresh air, running on solar energy and a roof garden providing you with fresh organic fruit and vegetables...

    Well, the city needs such housing, it was evident during the round-table conference on ‘Working for energy-efficient Karachi’ organised by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Sustainable Initiatives and Shehri — Citizens for a Better...

  • Experts stress energy-efficient construction, low-cost interventions to make homes cooler

    For instance, painting the exterior walls of a building white or in any other light colour, keeping inverted clay pots on the rooftop or simply putting clay tiles on the top, using insulation material available in the market for roofs and walls, using shading devices on windows and installing LED (light emitting diodes) lights, which consume less energy and emit little heat, can be quite effective...

    These suggestions were shared by...

  • US debt ceiling ‘mess’ could have been avoided: Trump

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday congressional leaders could have avoided a legislative “mess” if they had heeded his advice on raising the US debt ceiling, renewing criticism of fellow Republicans whose support he needs to advance his policy agenda...

    Trump said he had advised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan to link passage of legislation raising the debt...

  • Unflappable IMF chief who smashed glass ceiling

    PARIS: Five years ago Christine Lagarde burst through the glass ceiling at one of the world’s leading institutions, becoming the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund...

    In an interview with American public radio, she recalled how she was told by a major French law firm at the outset of her career there was no way to break through the glass ceiling...

  • Opec fails to agree on output ceiling

    VIENNA: Opec members failed to agree an oil production ceiling on Friday at a meeting that ended in acrimony, after Iran said it would not consider any production curbs until it restores output scaled back for years under Western sanctions...

    A final statement was issued with no mention of a new production ceiling, apparently allowing member countries to continue pumping oil at current rates into a market that has been oversupplied......

  • Female Bangladeshi mosque architect smashes glass ceiling

    DHAKA: As one of the only female architects in a country where women rarely even enter mosques, Marina Tabassum was an unconventional choice to design Bangladesh's new Baitur Rouf Mosque, which has just won a prestigious international prize...

    But there is little of the conventional about the 45-year-old Tabassum or her design, which eschews traditional minarets and domes in favour of a single-storey terracotta brick structure that is...
  • ‘Pakistan needs resource-efficient structures’

    KARACHI: Pakistan needs to learn from other countries and move towards resource-efficient infrastructures to adapt to changing climate needs, said Mohammad Ashraf Shanjer, a Canada-based architect and urban designer now visiting the city, during his talk held on Saturday evening at the Garden Centre...

    The programme on climate change and world landscape was organised by the Horticultural Society of Pakistan (HSP)...

  • Experts demand efficient transport system for city

    Titled ‘Sustainable transport, a solution to traffic issues in Pakistan,” the event was organised by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as part of its project funded by the United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility...

    He blamed the increasing use of motorbikes on the lack of an efficient public transport system and said that low- and middle-income group families were forced to use...

  • Efficient use of water by industries stressed

    LAHORE: World Wide Fund for Nature Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) in collaboration with Cleaner Production Institute (CPI) organised a training workshop on Best Water Management Practices (BWMPs) for leather industries at the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI)...

    The workshop was part of WWF-Pakistan’s European Union-funded project ‘City-wide Partnership for Sustainable Water Use and Water Stewardship in SMEs in Lahore,...

  • Fuel-efficient car unveiled

    KARACHI: Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC-NUST) unveiled its energy-efficient urban concept car Rebolt 2...

    The Asian edition of the student innovation competition that challenges students from universities across the world to design, build and race the most energy-efficient cars has teams participating from PNEC-NUST, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and...

  • ‘Punjab most efficient regarding NAP’

    LAHORE: The Punjab government’s spokesman Syed Zaeem Hussain Qadri says the province has taken most effective steps under the National Action Plan (NAP)...

    In a press release on Sunday, he said the punishments had been made more stringent and fines increased through amendment to the laws for checking terrorism
  • Efficient transport system for Karachi stressed

    KARACHI: The absence of an efficient transport system in Karachi is a grave problem, which is bound to worsen in the coming years in the face of the city’s growing population, and the inhabitants have little chance to get any relief unless the government establishes the writ of law, and sets up and strengthens institutions...

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