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Army’s help sought to douse Margalla Hills fire

ISLAMABAD: The fire that erupted in the forests of the Margalla Hills on May 29 couldn’t be brought under control after three days of efforts by firefighters. Capital Development Authority (CDA) Environment and Emergency Wing has approached the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to seek help of Pakistan army to extinguish the wildfire. Sources told ARY News that the NDMA has already sought assistance of the military to help extinguish the fire as fire tenders couldn’t reach certain spots. This is the…

On Islamabad’s bike lanes, residents pedal towards a greener city

ISLAMABAD: Cyclists are taking to the streets of the capital, after the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation officially opened dedicated bike lanes for the first time, aiming to promote a greener environment and better public health. Local authorities hope the 5 km (3.11 miles) of cycle track, costing around $20,000, will help reduce public reliance on fuel-guzzling vehicles that have degraded the sprawling city’s air quality. The cycle paths were conceived more than half a century ago under a master plan for the city’s…

Snow, snow, everywhere

A late winter storm this morning has brought large amounts of snowfall to many parts of northern Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir as Indian-administered Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand.