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Commemorative stamp issued on first anniversary of Green Pakistan program

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan on Monday launched Green Pakistan Program commemorative stamp to mark the first anniversary of the tree plantation campaign. The federal minister said that diversity of landscapes and climates in Pakistan allow a wide variety of trees and animals to flourish. However, these suffer due to increasing population and climate change. He further said share of public investment through federal and provincial governments is quite low, and as result…

Green Pakistan tree planting campaign to be inaugurated on Feb 9

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will formally inaugurate the ‘Green Pakistan’ campaign on Thursday February 9 and kick start the ‘Spring Tree Planting Campaign 2017’. The day is also being celebrated as “National Green Day” throughout Pakistan, who primarily aims will be planting hundreds of thousands of “indigenous and local” tree species in all provinces, Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan by involving government departments, local leadership as well as students and civil society organisations. Chief…

ECNEC approves various projects worth Rs52 billion

ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has on Wednesday approved several projects worth about 52 billion rupees in climate change, energy, health and higher education sectors. The meeting chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar approved the PhD Scholarship Programme proposed by the Higher Education Commission at the cost of 18,810.916 million rupees including foreign exchange component of 17,714.698 million rupees. The programme will allow to the HEC to send 1500 PhD students to top…