Staff Report

LAHORE: The role of botanical gardens is to preserve precious plants, promote gardening, and to make the environment healthy, Forest Department Inspector General Muhammad Iqbal Sial said on Monday.

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LAHORE, Jan 19: Chairman Chief Minister

* Doctors advise Gulistan Colony residents to vacate houses as noise exceeds legal level
By Abdul Manan


LAHORE (January 16 2009): Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi has said that government is committed to eradicate environmental pollution from the country and in this regard pragmatic measures are being taken including promotion of environment friendly fuel CNG.


Twelve hundred children between the ages of six and 16 become chain smokers in Pakistan every year, which increases the chances of them falling prey to chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD).

The National Power Control Centre (NPCC) has instructed Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) to conduct load shedding in alternate hours in many parts of the city, sources in WAPDA told Daily Times late on Tuesday.

Lahore Composting Plant is currently operating with a capacity of 300 tons per day (TPD). It will be expanded to 1,000 TPD by 2009 with a possibility of further expansion up to 1,500 TPD. All these expansions can be materialised within the present premises of LCL with the co-operation of World Bank at a total cost of $5.524 million.

The enforcement of a ban on plastic bags will be extremely difficult because of a likely resistance from its manufacturers, according to the Environment Department of the City District Government Laho

The government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the construction of 30,000 houses in Lahore and Faisalabad on Thursday.