LAHORE, Jan 6: A draft law is being finalised to ensure provision of clean drinking water to the people in line with the standard of the World Health Organisation, according to Punjab Housing Department Secretary Irfan Ali.

After enforcement the people found involved in supplying substandard water could be put to task, the secretary said in his presidential remarks at a seminar on Wednesday.

This paper discusses the dynamics of land use in the inner city of Lahore, based on a study of the Mochi Gate locality in particular.

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Chairman of the Chief Minister's Task Force on Polio and Communicable Diseases Control, Dr Asad Ashraf, has directed the Director General Health and the EDO Health Lahore to assign duties to the students and officials of medical colleges, attached with different towns of Lahore, in the forthcoming anti-polio campaign for making the drive more effective.

The Environment Protection Department (EPD) has sent challans of 27 industrial units including brick kilns, sugar mills and rice mills to the environment tribunal for legal action, according to an official statement issued on Tuesday.

Pakistan has good potential for developing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects through greenhouse gas emission reduction, however, this potential has not been fully exploited as yet.

This was stated by federal environment secretary Kamran Lashari while speaking at a workshop on

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has lauded the Punjab Horticulture Authority for taking steps to preserve old trees as part of eco-culture in Lahore.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the WWF praised efforts of PHA director-general Dr Raheel Siddidui for disallowing the cutting of an old maple tree in the Civil Secretariat, as reported in a local press.

Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, taking suo motu notice of potable water not being available in less privileged localities of the city, has summoned the Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) managing director for Tuesday (today).

Chief Justice Lahore High Court taking suo motu action against installation of generators for provision of water to posh areas and shortage of water in poor localities at the same time observed that all the citizens were equal and they were to be provided the basic amenities of the life on equal basis.

The monsoon season is behind the schedule and rains will be 10 percent below the normal this year due to global warming and development of weak El-Nino conditions, said Metrological Department.

Talking to Daily Times on Wednesday, Metrological Department Director General Dr Qamaruz Zaman Chaudhry said the monsoon was likely to start within next 24 to 48 hours.