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Houbara Hunting

Houbara hunting

The Supreme Court recently reserved its verdict on the review petitions filed against the ban imposed on hunting the houbara bustard. Ever since the issue first came in the limelight…

Floods, animals and pets

Pakistan has been battered by flash floods that have claimed the lives of nearly 1,500 people and one million animals, including cattle. Between 1999 and 2018, Pakistan ranked as the…

The polluter pays

Environmentalists have welcomed the Islamabad High Court’s landmark ruling on the fate of Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP). The bold and unprecedented judgment felt improbable at first, but the much-needed…

Sharing the planet

SOME might be inclined to present the view that the misery of the animal kingdom is too idealistic a cause to highlight. Yet it was the sustained campaigning of animal…

From Crisis To Consensus

From crisis to consensus

The efforts being made to open the debate on the Kalabagh Dam are laudable. There are undoubtedly some problems. But these aren’t challenges that are insurmountable. We know that the…

Rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic

Newspapers are full of matters of current interests. These are stories of ephemeral concerns only, which are, no doubt, important but not state-threatening matters. A year from now, these issues…

CPEC: no squabbles please

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has been a most welcome development. As clichés go, this is a game-changer, probably; a gear changer, possibly! The issue with changing gears is that one…