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Chairman senate for measures to mitigate effects of deforestation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Saturday called for taking concrete measures to mitigate the effects of deforestation. He has planted a sapling in the lawn of the Parliament House with the purpose to raise awareness for enhancing the green cover and promoting the cause of environment in the country. Senators and senior officers of the Senate were also accompanying the chairman senate on this occasion. Sanjrani said that the deteriorating environmental conditions and burgeoning…

Pakistan to take steps to mitigate threat of Daesh’s presence in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said it would take all necessary measures, including effective border control and management, to mitigate the threat emanating from presence of Daesh in Afghanistan.     “There are swathes of ungoverned territories in Afghanistan and Daesh and other terrorist outfits are gaining grounds there,” he said in his weekly news briefing in Islamabad. The spokesman rejected insinuations of Indian External Affairs Minister against Pakistan and said our sacrifices…

‘Hub coal-fired power plant in Balochistan to provide cheaper electricity, mitigate power cuts’

ISLAMABAD: The new Hub coal-fired power plant in Balochistan would benefit both the people and the government, after its completion in 2019, in mitigating the power outages and help move the wheel of the economy. This was stated by Wang Binghua, chairman of a Chinese power enterprise that is participating in the project’s construction, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant recently, reported Xinhua news agency. The coal-fired power plant project, which is one of the “priority projects” under the China-Pakistan…