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Air pollution in Pakistan causing more than 20,000 premature deaths: report

Air pollution in Pakistan causing more than 20,000 premature deaths: report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s urban air pollution situation is causing more than 20,000 premature deaths among adults each year, reported by The Express Tribune.  According to a World Bank’s report titled, ‘Cleaning Pakistan’s Air:

Flood survivors demand land in cities, deplore ‘urban apathy’

KARACHI – Speakers at a seminar on the rehabilitation of flood affected people – with the focus on ‘choices imposed and choices made’ – have demanded that the lands of Karachi, allotted to the people of other provinces, should be given to the flood survivors of Sindh.
“The flood-affected people living in relief camps are being forced to leave the city,” they added. The seminar was organised at the Jashn-e-Faiz event by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research

Counter urban terrorism training course for policemen concludes

KARACHI – The counter urban terrorism training of selected Sindh police personnel of various ranks – sub inspector, assistant sub inspectors, sergeants and constables – conducted by the Army, concluded at Malir Cantt on Monday. An ISPR press release said that the four-week intensive training course of a batch of 202 policemen was held under the auspices of Karachi Corps. The training included enhancement of skills in close quarter encounter, sniper firing, repelling, cordon and search

Urban transit – A future for Gunj Bakhsh Town

The idea pitched, of transit-oriented development, must be located within the specific context of Lahore. The argument of this model shall centre around the Data Gunj Bakhsh town forming the central business district of Lahore. The area starts outwards from the Lahore High Court, spanning the Circular Road and The Mall, swelling out to five to seven minutes walking distances.
Forming the centre of the city’s business activity it is faced by a peculiar phenomena: while the city’s