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Forest policy and implementation lacking in Pakistan

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on May 12, 2013. Islamabad – In the 1970s, both Pakistan and India came up with needs-based forest policies that turned out to be quite effective in tackling immediate problems. The felling and marketing of trees in Pakistan were completely left to […]

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Some rickshaws converted to less polluting variation, but not all

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 18, 2013. Islamabad – Rawalpindi transport and environment authorities on Wednesday inspected and declared fit for the environment five rickshaws which had converted to four-stroke engines from two-stroke after government intervention. The Rawalpindi District Regional Transport Authority (DRTA) had launched […]

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Environment tribunal issues warrant against company owner

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 12, 2013. Islamabad – The Punjab Environmental Tribunal on Thursday issued bailable arrest warrants to the owner of one Rawalpindi company and deferred judgment on another company that has adopted precautionary measures since environmental action against it. The three-member tribunal, […]

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Noisy three-wheelers on the way out in Pindi

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 24, 2013. Islamabad – The days of 2-stroke engine rickshaws in Rawalpindi might be over, as a fresh crackdown to get them off the roads is underway in the city. The noisy three-wheelers, popular in the congested parts of the inner […]

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Children’s rights in peril in Pakistan

An  edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 28, 2012. Islamabad – On November 20, 2012, on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf declared 2013 the year of child rights for Pakistan. With this significant announcement providing the context, social activists gathered at […]

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Laws against honour killings ineffective

An edited version of this story was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 30, 2012. Islamabad – A 2005 anti-honour killings bill has not brought about any real relief for women. In fact, a separate law – Qisas and Diyat – is allowing perpetrators of honor killings to get off scot-free due to the […]

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CDA starts slow against non-compliant agro farms

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 28, 2012. Islamabad – Following up on a compliance notification issued in October, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday finally acted against the blatant misuse of agricultural farms in Islamabad. The agricultural farms, bound by CDA regulations to grow […]

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