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Project to plant 10 bn trees to start soon in all provinces: Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Thursday said the project to plant 10 billion trees will start soon in all the provinces. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, she said the provinces had been asked to submit their PC-1s for the purpose. The minister said under the austerity campaign initiated by Prime Minister Imran Khan, her ministry saved 30 million rupees in three months' time. She said no new vehicle was purchased by her ministry, nor any foreign visits were made. Read More: Next…

‘Govt devising plan to plant 10 billion trees countrywide’

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam on Monday said that the government is devising a plan to plant ten billion trees across the country. In a statement, he said youth are being mobilized to make the tree plantation campaign successful. The Adviser said 2.5 million saplings were planted during one day ‘Plant for Pakistan’ campaign against the set target of 1.5 million plantations. He said the government is making all out efforts along with provinces to resolve environment and water…

Pakistan’s first ‘supercritical coal fired plant’ planned in Jamshoro

JAMSHORO: Jamshoro Power Company Limited and the Siemens Harbin Electric International have signed an agreement to meet the future needs of energy in the country in Islamabad. During the ceremony, an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Contract for first unit having capacity of six hundred sixty megawatt and five years operation and Management Contract of  one thousand three hundred twenty megawatt  Jamshoro Coal Fired Power Project was signed. It will be the first supercritical coal fired power project in public…

Hackers tried to cause Saudi Arabian petrochemical plant blast: NYT

RIYADH: Cyber-attackers tried to trigger a deadly explosion at a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia in August and failed only because of a code glitch, The New York Times reported. Investigators declined to identify the suspected attackers, but people interviewed by the newspaper unanimously said that it most likely aimed to cause a blast that would have guaranteed casualties. A bug in the attackers' code accidentally shut down the system instead, according to the report. The cyber-attack -- which could signal…

UFO hunters spot ‘tree’ on Mars in NASA Curiosity Rover footage

Mars is a dry, cold deserted wasteland with a thin atmosphere where liquid water is unable to exist on the surface, but some UFO hunters have claimed to have found evidence that it may have once been lush with green vegetation.   Eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists claimed to have found a tree stump on Mars, which they believe indicates there was once life on the red planet - 'the petrified remnants of a Martian tree'. The 3ft-high stump-like image was apparently spotted in footage taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover, which…