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  • Sindh’s contaminated freshwater sources

    ANALYSIS of water samples, conducted recently in Sindh, has revealed the presence of animal and human fecal matter in major freshwater bodies and the River Indus...

    A team of the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources had collected samples of water randomly from the River Indus and major canals of three barrages in different districts for testing...

  • Protected freshwater turtles confiscated

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) confiscated two protected freshwater turtle species from a pet and aquarium shop on Wednesday...

    These species are protected under the wildlife protection laws of Pakistan and their commercial trade is prohibited...

  • Dried parts of 68 freshwater turtles confiscated

    KARACHI: Dried parts of dozens of freshwater turtles were recovered from a Hong Kong-bound consignment at the airport export cargo offices on Tuesday, wildlife department officials told Dawn...

    Razzak from Karachi came through the Pakistan Post office...

  • Over 700 seized freshwater turtles released into two water bodies

    KARACHI: Over 700 freshwater turtles, recently confiscated in a major raid on traffickers in the Defence Housing Authority area, were released into water in Sukkur on Monday...

    According to wildlife sources, efforts are being made to arrest two key wildlife traffickers, Pappu Punjabi and Nawab Khan, declared absconders in the case...

  • Over 300 freshwater turtles seized, four suspects held

    “It’s the first time that such a huge number of freshwater turtles have been seized in the district and we want that the offenders get strict punishment through the court, though the wildlife department has the authority to impose fines,” he explained...

    It is noteworthy that 780 freshwater turtles, all black pond species, were confiscated in a major raid last month in the DHA area and the wildlife department arrested 12 people...

  • Call for end to dumping industrial, domestic effluent, solid waste in freshwater bodies

    HYDERABAD: Speakers at various programmes held to mark the World Water Day in a number of Sindh towns on Wednesday called for an end to unabated practice of dumping industrial and municipal wastewater and solid waste into freshwater bodies...

    They said that unabated discharge of industrial runoff, municipal wastewater and solid waste, sewage of high-rise buildings and dev­elop­ment projects in urban and rural areas into freshwater...

  • Bid to smuggle 504 freshwater turtles foiled

    LAHORE: A Punjab Wildlife Department raiding team has confiscated 504 freshwater turtles at the Lahore airport before being smuggled to Bangkok...

    Deputy Superintendent Customs Zaheer Chaudhry told Dawn that Karachi-based Zahid Sultan and Irfan Ahmed had been taken into custody for trying to take illegal consignment of freshwater turtles to Bangkok...

  • 54 freshwater turtles rescued in Larkana

    KARACHI: Fifty-four fresh­water turtles that had been trapped by poachers near a canal in a Larkana village were rescued by a wildlife department team in a late evening raid on Wednesday, sources told Dawn...

    Earlier, cases of freshwater turtles’ trapping and killing were reported in Sukkur...

  • Pakistan to grant UK access to Imran Farooq murder suspects: sources

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to grant British investigation authorities access to the main suspects arrested in Dr Imran Farooq's murder case, DawnNews reported...

    Sources privy to the matter said Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan conveyed Pakistan's approval in this regard on Tuesday in a meeting with United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism department chief Richard Walton...

  • Pakistan to follow guidance on radioactive sources’ transfer: FO

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Wednesday said that the global nuclear watchdog — the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) — has been intimated about Pakistan’s intent to subscribe to the Guidance on the Import and Export of Radioactive Sources (GIERS)...

    The GIERS supplements the ‘code of conduct on the safety and security of radioactive sources’ and aims to provide for an adequate transfer of responsibility when a source is...

  • US diplomat who killed biker in road accident allowed to leave Pakistan, sources say

    US defence attaché Col Joseph Emanuel Hall, who was earlier barred from flying out on an American military aircraft by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), was reportedly allowed by the government to leave on Monday, after which the diplomat left for Afghanistan on a special flight, DawnNewsTV reported quoting diplomatic sources...

    The government reportedly took the decision after the US government assured that Col Hall will be...

  • Pakistan submits reply before ICJ in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, sources say

    Pakistan on Tuesday submitted its reply in the ongoing Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), DawnNewsTV quoted diplomatic sources as saying...

    Jadhav, an official of India's spy agency RAW, was arrested in Pakistan on March 3, 2016, during an operation in Balochistan's Mashkel area for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities against Pakistan...

  • Panama JIT members file request with SC registrar to travel to Qatar: sources

    A two-person delegation comprising members of the Panama Papers joint investigation team (JIT) probing the Sharif family's alleged corruption have filed a request with the Supreme Court (SC) registrar to travel to Doha to record a Qatari royal's statement in connection with the case, a well-placed source privy to the development told DawnNews...

    The team is planning to record the statement of Qatari prince Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin...
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