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    Traffic Hazards In Karachi

  • Hub: traffic hazards

    As Hub is located at the tail-end of Karachi it attracts local and foreign investors...

    Qingqis and motorcycles have multiplied traffic problems...

  • Coal for power plant dumped near Karachi residential areas, causing health hazards

    Coal imported for various projects, including a 1,320 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Sahiwal, is dumped in the open close to residential areas in Karachi, creating health and safety hazards, DawnNews reported on Tuesday...

    Shipments of coal unloaded at Karachi Port Trust (KPT) are dumped at various stations inside KPT and on a tract of railway land along the main Mauripur Road...

  • Radiation hazards to health workers discussed

    KARACHI: Experts at a symposium discussed hazards posed by radiation to healthcare workers and agreed on the need for adequate safety arrangements at health facilities to avoid any possible dangers to life of workers, particularly those having duties at facilities where radioactive rays and material were present...

    The symposium titled ‘Radiation and health imaging: hazards to healthcare workers’ was organised by the radiation safety...

  • The hazards of early predictions

    THE elections will come in due time but the poll fever gripping commentators is already taking root...

    In some cases, the witnesses to the event, the celebrated observers as they are reverently addressed as, are much ahead of the actual parties in their preparations for an election
  • Climate-related hazards caused $1.5tr damage

    Worldwide, between 2003 and 2013, according to the FAO study, the average annual number of disasters caused by all types of natural hazards, including climate-related events almost doubled since the 1980s, points out the study: “The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security”...

    The report clearly demonstrates that natural hazards - particularly extreme weather events - regularly impact heavily on agriculture and hamper the...

  • Tobacco industry, monetary interests prevail over cigarettes’ health hazards

    ISLAMABAD: After initial reluctance, the federal government on Friday agreed with the tobacco industry that the size of pictorial warning on cigarette packets should be increased incrementally and truly after a survey proves that the warning really discourages smoking...

    Monetary interests of both sides prevailed over the health concerns at a meeting between officials of the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Board of Revenue and the...
  • Coal being dumped in open poses health, safety hazards

    KARACHI: Large quantities of coal being dumped on a tract of railway land along the main Mauripur Road poses serious threats to public health and safety, it emerged during a visit to the site on Wednesday...

    According to sources, the imported coal is apparently being dumped by companies which were earlier using Karachi Port Trust’s open storage facility in Keamari...

  • Qingqis’ hazards

    THIS is apropos letters published in support of qingqis in Karachi...

    Bringing them on cities’ busy roads jampacked with heavy traffic caused accidents and fatalities that could have been avoided...

  • Govt failed in sensitising citizens to smog’s health hazards: LHC

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Monday observed that the Punjab government had failed to create a timely public awareness about smog that engulfed several parts of the province for many days affecting citizens, especially children...

    Punjab Environment Secretary retired Capt Saif Anjum, Special Secretary of Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department Dr Sajid Mahmood and Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Riaz...
  • Building code introduced to prevent fire hazards

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday introduced a new building code and safety provisions to prevent fire hazards in residential and commercial buildings across the country, keeping in view local requirements and available resources...

    A senior official of the presidency told Dawn that the code was formulated on directives of the president in view of an increasing number of fire-related incidents in Karachi...

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