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    Karachi Mangroves In Belize

  • Over 800 mangroves to be cut down to make way for LNG project

    KARACHI: How the law is ignored, often by its own custodians, was evident at a public hearing held on Wednesday at a local hotel, where officials representing the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) and the forest department came up with vague replies when they were repeatedly asked if a no-objection certificate (NOC) was required for cutting down 882 mangroves, a tree species officially declared ‘protected’...

    It was the...

  • Senate body wants check on ‘land mafia’ destroying mangroves

    KARACHI: The Senate Committee on Climate Change on Thursday expressed its serious concern over mangroves depletion in Sindh’s coastal areas observing that ‘land mafia’ was destroying the province’s natural resources...

    The committee urged the Sindh government to “weed out” the mafia that was fast converting mangroves forests into housing societies...

  • Navy launches drive to plant million mangroves

    KARACHI: Efforts to save the fast-vanishing mangrove forests received a major boost on Monday when the Pakistan Navy launched a campaign to plant one million mangrove saplings along the coast of Sindh and Balochistan in six months...

    ”Mangroves, he said, would be planted along the entire coast, which had recently been scientifically measured by the Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission in collaboration with the PN and found...

  • Pakistan Navy launches mangroves plantation campaign

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy (PN) has launched Pakistan Navy Mangroves Plantation Campaign 2018 in line with the government vision of “Green Pakistan”...

    It is the third campaign aimed at planting about two million mangroves in the coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan during the next one year...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    In 2015, both the security agencies and business community had broken the good news to nation that the...

  • MQM holds 'peaceful' demonstrations on Karachi roads

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday held what they termed "peaceful demonstrations" against the media blackout on party chief Altaf Hussain's statements and images following a Lahore High Court order...

    While traffic jams were expected, the situation on Karachi's roads remained under control with no reports of major traffic congestions due to the protest...

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