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  • Punjab yet to take measures to control flow of sewage into Rawal Lake

    Though the Capital Development Authority (CDA) plans to install a sewerage treatment plant, the Punjab government is yet to take action to stop the flow of sewage in the streams of Murree and its adjoining areas into the Korang River which discharges into Rawal Lake...

    A senior official of the district administration told Dawn water in the dam was polluted by the sewage flowing into streams and nullahs which discharge into the Rawal...

  • 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...

  • ‘Dark water lake’ in Swat drawing tourists in numbers

    MINGORA: Tourists and trekkers have been flocking to a little-known lake at Kangar Danda in the upper gorges of Sulatanr valley here to enjoy its mysteriously dark and icy waters...

    The serene lake is located in a deep narrow gorge surrounded by huge mountains with a long glacier at its one end...

  • Tourists throng frozen Saiful Muluk Lake

    MANSEHRA: Tourists rushed to witness the frozen Saiful Muluk Lake after reopening of the Lake Road on Saturday...

    “I am seeing such a beautiful frozen lake for the first time,” Sahrish Irfan, a tourist from Karachi, told mediapersons...

  • Dead fish spark fears of Rawal Lake ‘contamination’

    ISLAMABAD: Water supply from the Rawal Dam was suspended on Saturday after a large number of dead fish were spotted in the lake, sparking fears that the waters had been poisoned or contaminated...

    Rawalpindi Deputy Commissioner Talat Mehmood Gondal said the dead fish were first discovered a few days ago, after recent rains raised the water level in the Rawal Lake...

  • Lukaku opens account as United down Salt Lake

    SALT LAKE CITY (Utah): New signing Romelu Lukaku got off the mark with the winning goal in his first start for Manchester United on Monday as the Premier League giants came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a pre-season friendly...

    2 million) transfer last week, fired United ahead on 38 minutes, latching on to a low cross from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and lashing home a left-footed shot after taking three touches to round a defender...

  • Opening of Mahodand Lake track brings joy to nature lovers

    MINGORA: Perched amid the glacial alpine hills in the upper gorge of Kalam valley, the emerald green Mahodand Lake is being swarmed with tourists and nature enthusiasts from across the country after opening of its access track this season...

    Known for its freezing water and abundance of trout fish, the lake is located in Ushu Matiltan valley some 40km above Kalam...

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