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  • Lake View Park planned at Tanda Dam

    KOHAT: A tourist resort has been approved by converting Tanda Dam into Lake View Park while a hotel and restaurant would be set up in the existing rest house atop the nearby hill...

    A bird’s eye view of both the lake and the Kohat city is available from the existing rest house and the resort’s development would increase its beauty...

  • Nawaz inaugurates Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, says park not for sit-ins

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formally inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore and said that the park is not for sit-in as protesters are often on the look out for such venues...

    "We should also post a sign in the park that it is not a place to hold sit-ins, as protesters are often on the lookout for such venues," said the prime minister...

  • IT software park approved for Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman said on Tuesday an information technology software park had been approved for the capital which would help boost export from the country...

    Speaking at the IT Award 2016 ceremony she said the software park would be set up in collaboration with Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and Korea Exim Bank...

  • Faced with blackouts, Islamabad's F-9 park goes solar

    Mushtaq Khan, a 48-year-old bank manager, used to enjoy his nightly jog in Islamabad's huge Fatima Jinnah Park ? until worsening power cuts two years ago began plunging him into darkness mid-stride, forcing him to run in the morning instead...

    Now, however, new large-scale solar lighting for the capital's largest public park has let Khan return to his old schedule ? and he no longer worries about running into porcupines or wild boar...

  • Tent villages around Lake Saiful Muluk banned

    MANSEHRA: Deputy commissioner, Mansehra, Aamir Khattak has asked the Balakot tehsil administration not to allow establishment of tent villages around Lake Saiful Muluk and provide adequate security to tourists coming to Kaghan valley...

    “Kaghan valley is a heaven on earth, but pollution and encroachments are marring its natural beauty,” he said, asking the Balakot tehsil municipal administration to remove all encroachments and tent...

  • IOC Salt Lake reforms example for FIFA: Bach

    LONDON: The way FIFA can regain credibility is to implement reforms such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did in the wake of the scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City IOC president Thomas Bach said on Saturday...

  • Niger army fights Boko Haram for Lake Chad island

    NIAMEY: Niger’s army is fighting to recapture an island in Lake Chad after it was seized by hundreds of Boko Haram militants aboard motorised canoes, army sources said on Sunday...

    Lake Chad’s islands, which lie in dense swampland, are an ideal base for mounting surprise attacks on the countries bordering the lake: Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria...

  • The road to Saiful Muluk Lake in bad shape

    MANSEHRA: Tourists have complained about the ‘dangerous and rough’ road leading to famous Saiful Muluk lake in the scenic Kaghan valley...

    Seeing Saiful Muluk lake, which is situated at an elevation of 3,224 meters (10,578 feet) above the sea level, is must for tourists but according to them, 10km road to the lake (Naran-Saiful Muluk Road) is so dangerous and rough that its users run the risk of facing accident...

  • Lulusar Lake an unexplored tourist place

    MANSEHRA: The picturesque Lulusar Lake is an unexplored tourist attraction in Mansehra district by and large...

    Unaffected by pollution and located over 11,000 feet above the sea level on Mansehra-Naran-Jalkhad Road amid Bassal and Babusar tops, the lake doesn’t attract large crowds of tourists due to distant location and closure of the road to it for most part of the year due to heavy snowfall...

  • Lake Baikal ‘extremely polluted’, says Putin

    MOSCOW: Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest freshwater lake, has extremely high pollution levels, President Vladimir Putin warned on Friday while visiting the Siberian lake...

    Lake Baikal is a Unesco World Heritage site, the world’s deepest lake at 1,700 metres (5,580 feet) and also the oldest at 25 million years...

  • Rights activists demand action against landlord occupying Sujawal lake

    KARACHI: Civil society activists and fishermen based in Sujawal district held a press conference on Thursday at the Karachi Press Club, demanding action against a landlord who, they alleged, had illegally occupied a lake in the district and barred hundreds of fishermen from earning a livelihood from the lake...

    The presser was jointly organised by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) and the Joint Action Committee (JAC)...

  • Pollution in Manchhar Lake takes its toll

    KARACHI: The once life-giving Manchhar Lake is now filled with dead fish to an immeasurable extent due to contamination, posing a severe risk to the livelihood, health and lives of the communities living in and around it...

    According to the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, the annual fish catch at the lake has dropped dramatically from 2,300 tonnes in 1944 to 700 tonnes in the 1980s; it was reduced to only 75 tonnes in 2015...

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