ISLAMABAD: President Asif Zardari on Friday gave the green light to the Green Karachi Project, aimed at turning hundreds of acres of wasteland in the city into parks.

President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday gave green signal to the Green Karachi Project that aims at turning hundreds of acres of wasteland in the city into lush green parks, besides massive tree plantation along 24 major roads traversing through the city and advised the government that this project be undertaken on public private partnership basis.

By Jamal Shahid

ISLAMABAD, Jan 21: Although mangroves have been declared protected forest and there is a ban on commercial harvesting, their areas in Pakistan were shrinking fast due to various biotic (living organisms) and abiotic (environmental degradation) reasons, the National Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

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Asian cities from New Delhi to Beijing are getting darker, glaciers on the mighty Himalayas are melting faster and weather system is getting more extreme, a United Nations study has warned.

The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board is supplying unfit drinking water

IT is the second one in over a decade and a half. The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has announced that it is launching yet another study to measure noise levels at various localities in Karachi. This study will be carried out in different places at different times to record the general level of noise

Two patients believed to be suffering from dengue fever have died during the last 24 hours at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and the Civil Hospital Karachi, said health officials on Wednesday.

The two patients were among the 94 admitted to various public and private sector hospitals during the last one month with symptoms of dengue.

More than one million trees will be planted in Karachi by December this year, City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal said in a statement issued by the city government.

While inspecting trees plantation in various areas of the city, he said that the work to make Karachi green was under way.

He said that the city government had earmarked Rs1.8 billion for the improvement of the city's environment. He directed the officials concern to accelerate the pace of work.

The largest city of Pakistan is the most neglected mega-city in the world, in terms of urban public transport systems and the basic reason for this is the government's apathetic attitude towards the revival and expansion of the surface rail-based urban transport public system, the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR).

In the wake of the latest detections of dengue fever and a couple of subsequent deaths, the health department of the City District Government Karachi has once again begun distributing specially medicated mosquito nets to government hospitals to provide protection to patients already bitten by the disease-spreading Aedes egypti mosquitoes.