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EU-India FTA imperils the poor and environment: report

EU-India FTA imperils the poor and environment: report

LAHORE: EU-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which is expected to be signed in early 2011, will fuel poverty, inequality and environmental destruction. European and Indian advocacy groups term it “nontransparent” in their recently conducted study titled “Trade Invaders: How big business is driving the EU-India free trade negotiations”.
The European Union and India initiated negotiations on multifaceted FTA in 2007, including trade in goods, deregulation of services, investment,

Environment Ministry to set up nature clubs in Sindh schools

To create environmental awareness at primary and secondary levels, the Sindh ministry of environment has decided to set up Nature Clubs in schools across the province, Sindh Environment Minister Khalid Omer said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the tree-plantation campaign organized by the World Wildlife Fund – Pakistan and the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) under the ‘Green Learn-n-Fun Programme’ in collaboration with the City District Government Karachi

‘Conducive environment essential to FDI’

A major factor preventing foreign direct investment is the deteriorating security situation in the country. Security threats prevent investment but no apparent effort is seen by the government to address conditions and perception on the ground.
These remarks were made by the Chairman of Ahmed Jaffer & Company and President of the Pakistan Japan Business Forum (PJBF) Abdul Kader Jaffer, while talking to Pakistan Today in an exclusive interview.
He said that

Secular environment needed for educational growth: HRCP chairman

Secular academic environment is needed for educational growth in Pakistan, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Chairman Dr Mehdi Hassan said on Saturday.
He made these remarks while addressing a seminar titled “Festival to acknowledge teachers contribution in nation building”, organised by the Ali Institute of Education, Lahore. Hassan said that the curriculum of subjects should cover human rights education, democratic traditions, forbearance and education of peace. The