Environmental experts have expressed concern over the reduction of mangrove forests along the Sindh coast, warning that if the mangroves are not protected, the city fears a greater risk of being hit by a tsunami in the future.

The ship breaking industry has started facing losses on allowing re-rollable steel import in the country, ship breakers told Daily Times on Tuesday.

After a tedious 11-year wait, the excavation of the Reservoir Branch, an important canal linking the River Indus with the Haleji Lake, has finally been initiated. The Reservoir Branch was once the biggest reservoir for Karachi but after a scuffle with the Sindh Wildlife Department, the Karachi Water and Sewerage board (KWSB) had opted to siphon water from an alternate source, the Gujjo minor.

Karachi Fish Harbour Authority (KFHA) is planning to strictly implement the laws that effect ban on landing of small size fish and shrimps at the harbour to protect the marine animals against extinction.

The downtrend in gasoline prices has also caused a decline in the compress natural gas (CNG) kit prices by around 28 percent.

While the federal government has asked Hydro-Carbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) for PC-1 of the public CNG filling stations to be set up in the city, the private sector is also keen to supply CNG for the proposed 500 CNG buses at discount rate.

Rs 500 million CNG Bus project is likely to halt, as the Ministry of Environment is unnecessarily delaying the transfer of funds to Karachi Mass Transit Cell (KMTC), an operator of the proposed 500 buses.

Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan has called for preparing practicable policies to bring the country out of the current economic crisis. Talking to newsmen, he urged the leaders of all political parties to end their differences and work for the better future of coming generation.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting at the Governor

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting at the Governor