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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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In the Twin Cities, toxic air pollutant above global permissible limit

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 12, 2013. Islamabad – The federal capital’s air quality might be slightly better than Rawalpindi’s, but both cities are on the wrong side of the international limit for an air pollutant. Researchers at the Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) monitored the […]

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Ban on regular plastic bags in Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on April 1, 2013. Islamabad – This is not an April Fools joke. From April 1, 2013, the sale, purchase and use of polythene plastic bags will be completely banned in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT). The Ministry of Law and Justice has […]

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Reduced flows hurting Indus Delta

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 25, 2012. Islamabad – Until the late 19th century, the Indus Delta boasted of a thick mangrove plantation. The forests in the delta were so lush that there were even reports of an ‘Indus Tiger’ on the prowl within its recesses. This description provided […]

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