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Global warming biggest challenge of present century: Mushahid Ullah Khan ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change, Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan on Tuesday said that global warming, which continues to unleash devastating impacts in different parts of the world including Pakistan has emerged to be the biggest challenge of present century."Existence of mankind has been at stake because of climate change, it has increased frequency in flash floods, forest fires, torrential rains, led to sea-level rise, melting of glaciers at a higher pace and depleting river flows," he said.He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural session of the three-day high-level policy workshop on "Intended Nationally Determined Contributions" (INDCs) - an initiative meant for putting the world on the carbon-free pathway that leads to sustainable development.The workshop was organized in collaboration with Lead-Pakistan and WWF-Pakistan.The minister said that every country has become vulnerable to the delirious effects of climate change, unfortunately the developing countries like Pakistan and the least developed like ...

Fair, windy weather expected in city KARACHI: Fair and windy weather is expected in the city during next 24 hours; with maximum temperature to remain between 31 to 33 degree centigrade.According to Local Met Office here Tuesday, mainly hot and dry weather will prevail in Sindh and Balochistan region over the period. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015

Shah Mahood lauds Rangers performance MULTAN: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf senior leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi Tuesday lauded the performance of Rangers in restoring peace in Karachi after relentless efforts.Talking to local delegation of his party, he said that Rangers had unmasked the elements who were sabotaging peace of Karachi for the last so many years. He said the vision of PTI on national and international issues had been acclaimed widely. He said his party would bring remarkable change in the country, if ...

Theebo suggests to designate venues for holding public gatherings KARACHI: Additional Inspector General Police Karachi, Ghulam Qadir Theebo has sent a communication to Sindh Government suggesting to designate venues in all districts of Karachi for holding public meetings.The Additional IG Karachi said that rallies and public meetings organised by different groups on various occasions in the metropolis endangered the security arrangements, said a statement on Tuesday.He said that the law enforcement agencies are often kept uninformed in connection with the congregations and other public ...

ANP demands local election on party basis PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan here Tuesday demanded for holding the local bodies' elections in Khyber Pakthunkhwa on party basis. Addressing a press-conference here, the ANP Chief said his party would support local bodies elections on party basis. The role of political parties in education and service delivery was very important in democratic setup and urged Pakistan Tahrik e Insaf to make arrangements for local bodies elections in time ...

Pakistan willing to play role in resolving Yemen conflict: Marvi ISLAMABAD: Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon has said that the government is willing to play role for resolving Yemen conflict.Talking to a news channel, she said being an Islamic country and Nuclear state, Pakistan had some responsibilities and it was playing its due role in this regard.Marvi said Pakistan would not directly involve in any conflict ,however, any threat to the integrity of Saudi Arabia was a matter of concern for the ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following grids/feeders would remain suspended as under:On April 1, from 10:00am to 16:00pm: Mehfooz Shaheed, Ali Pur, Frash Town, Koral (Safari Park) feeders, 09:00am to 02:00pm, Aziz Chowk, G-10/4, H-8/2, I-10/3, F-11/4 and Bela Road feeders,On April 2, ...


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