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  • Lahore Eat kicks off at Jilani Park

    LAHORE: Karachi’s much-talked about Eat festival has made its way to Lahore and the sprawling Jilani Park is playing host to the three-day food fiesta...

    Lahore Eat kicked off here on Friday at 4pm and managed to lure a decent crowd on the first day of the families-only festival...

  • Osama sought to destroy Pakistan, says Jilani

    WASHINGTON: The slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden considered Pakistan an enemy and made every effort to harm the country and its people, says Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani...

    In a letter to a Republican congressman, Ted Poe, Mr Jilani informed the lawmaker that his country was “a victim” and not the perpetrator of terrorism, as Mr Poe claimed...

  • Pakistan removed objectionable material from textbooks: Ambassador Jilani

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has been steadily reforming its education system and has also removed a number of offensive references from its textbooks, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said in his reply to a US report about objectionable material in Pakistani textbooks...

    While reviewing the report “Teaching Intolerance in Pakistan”, Ambassador Jilani noted that the report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was a...

  • Ambassador Jilani censures NYT over damning editorial on Pak role in Afghanistan

    Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani on Thursday rejected assertions made in a New York Times editorial published May 12, which implicated Pakistan for the mess in Afghanistan and termed Islamabad a “duplicitous” and “dangerous” partner for the United States and Afghanistan...

    In a statement that was a rejoinder to the NYT indictment, Jilani came out hard against the organisation, questioning what he called its...

  • Don’t blame Pakistan for mess in Afghanistan: Jilani

    “Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the mess in Afghanistan, which is the result of the collective failure of the international community,” said Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani...

    Mr Jilani noted that a recent editorial in The New York Times accused Pakistan of “duplicity and double game,” which was not only wrong but also “extremely painful, especially when Pakistan has suffered the most due to war in Afghanistan”...

  • Ambassador Jilani gives 'evidence' on human rights violations in held Kashmir to US special envoy

    ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (US) Jalil Abbas Jilani on Tuesday handed over 'evidence' on human rights violations in India-held Kashmir (IHK) to US special envoy Richard Olson...

    During their meeting at the US State Department, Ambassador Jilani stressed that the international community, especially the US, should take note of the inhuman and degrading treatment of innocent civilians in held Kashmir, including...

  • Columnist Amina Jilani passes away in Karachi

    Renowned columnist and social activist Amina Jilani passed away on Thursday in Karachi, a family friend confirmed to Dawn...

    Jilani, reportedly in her 80s, was known for her bold columns on the issues of corruption and bad governance in Pakistan...

  • Wonder Craft: Plastic bag dispenser

    All of us have a lot of plastic bags lying useless in our house despite knowing that plastic bags pose environmental hazard...

    A cylindrical plastic jar (you can use any)Glue stick/scotch tapeScissors/paper cutterWrapping paper (optional)Plastic shopping bagsWe will start work with the lid of the jar...

  • Kenya imposes world’s toughest law against plastic bags

    NAIROBI: Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000 from Monday, as the world’s toughest law aimed at reducing plastic pollution came into effect...

    The East African nation joins more than 40 other countries that have banned, partly banned or taxed single use plastic bags, including China, France, Rwanda, and Italy...

  • Pollution & plastic bags

    An international research study says that every year more than 500bn plastic bags are used worldwide...

    The proper disposal of plastic bags is a cumbersome process...

  • 'Plastic-eating' fungus discovered in Islamabad garbage dump

    Pakistani and Chinese researchers have discovered a fungus which feeds on plastic in a rubbish dump in Islamabad...

    A study titled "Biodegradation of Polyester Polyurethane by Aspergillus tubingensis", authored by nine researchers from Pakistan and China ? who stress the need for "new, safer and more effective ways to degrade waste plastic" ? found that the fungus aspergillus tubingensis can break down non-biodegradable plastic in...

  • Govt bans non-biodegradable plastic bags

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Thursday announced a ban on the production and sale of non-biodegradable plastic bags in the province...

    Mr Yousafzai, who is also the chairman of the government’s relevant committee, said the ban had been slapped on plastic bags to ensure provision of clean and healthy environment to the people...

  • Plastic rice? Traders say there’s no such thing

    KARACHI: Rice exporters and traders have ruled out there’s any such thing as “plastic rice” or rice mixed with plastic, after videos doing the rounds on social media asserted that plastic rice was being manufactured on a large scale in some countries and was smuggled into Pakistan as well...

    Besides, the market is abuzz with reports that a person complained about purchasing rice from a leading superstore in Karachi and later claimed...

  • Plastic pollution poses serious threat to marine life

    KARACHI: How polluted our sea has become was indicated on Thursday when fishermen at sea around 270km south of Karachi caught a flat needlefish stuck in the handle of a plastic cup in their catch, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported...

    “Continued dumping of plastic products in the terrestrial and marine environment has become a serious threat to animals and plants inhabiting coastal and offshore waters of...

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