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Environmental care – Part II

Pakistan’s forest cover is steadily declining with no action by authorities. Regeneration of forests and replantation initiatives have been ineffective and disjointed due to abysmal focus by the government. The…

Environmental care: Part – I

Those who have been to Karachi must have seen its sea and coastline. Kemari Jetty is a popular place for first-timers who want to have some fun at sea. There…

Environmental sustainability under EU’s GSP+ — II

Pakistan has ratified all conventions related to climate change and ozone depleting substances (ODSs). The global GHG emissions data indicates that Pakistan contributes to around 1% to these emissions (UNEP…

Pakistan’s plastic paradox

“Only we humans make waste that nature can't digest,” says American oceanographer Charles Moore, who is famous for bringing the world’s attention to the Great Garbage Patch – a vast…

Age of progress

The recent disclosure by JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman has shed significant light on the concerning trends of unconstitutional practices within Pakistan. His revelations reveal not just isolated incidents but…

Achieving food security

The COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Actions represents a significant milestone in global climate negotiations. This declaration acknowledges the interconnection between climate change and…

Need for reforms and accountability

Corruption will continue to thrive until justice systems can punish wrongdoing and keep governments in check. When justice is bought or politically interfered with, it is the people that suffer.…

Farmers not the principal culprits

There’s a continuous debate that burning of rice crop residue in Punjab is the primary contributor to smog. Every year people in the arena of policy making shift all the…

SDG 16 & financial crimes: challenges

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels— Sustainable Development Goal 16, United Nations…

What tomorrow should look like

As the echoes of an eventful year reverberate through Pakistan’s landscapes, the nation faces an undeniable need for change. The challenges of 2023, from economic precarity to escalating violence, demand…