December 17, 2008

Islamabad Residents’ health at risk due to air, water pollution

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Noor Aftab
Elimination of the buffer zone between the industrial and residential areas in sectors I-9 and I-10 has increased the risk of health hazards for the residents, who can become direct victims of unending air and water pollution by industrial units.

In Islamabad’s master plan prepared by a Greek firm — Doxiadis Associates — in 1960, the Industrial Area (sectors I-9 and I-10) was isolated from residential areas through a buffer zone. But now residential areas have developed very close to it due to the buffer zone’s elimination by the Capital Development Authority (CDA). Read More »Islamabad Residents’ health at risk due to air, water pollution

Three-day conference on Punjabi history, politics and society

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Study Centre History Department and Pakistan Research Society will organise a three-day international conference on ‘History, Politics and Society: The Punjab’ on December 29, 2008.

A press statement issued by the Punjab University History and Pakistan Studies Department said that 39 delegates from United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, France, Russia and India have agreed to attend the conference. All public sector universities and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) will send their delegates to attend the conference.Read More »Three-day conference on Punjabi history, politics and society

Car sales in Pakistan plunged by 46 percent during July-November

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By Mushfiq Ahmad

KARACHI: Car sales dropped sharply in the first five months of the current fiscal year, indicating the worsening health of the economy and falling purchasing power of consumers.

According to figures released by Pakistan Automotive Manufacturing Association (PAMA), car sales stood at 33,858 during Jul-Nov 2008 compared with 62,815 in the same period of last year, a decline of 46 percent. Read More »Car sales in Pakistan plunged by 46 percent during July-November