Category Archives: Environment

Smoke fast and die young

Written By: Kaneez Fizza Karachi: As a popular saying goes by…”SMOKING IS VERY DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH”. But why people are still smoking? Thinking about this argument I have decided to write an article related to smoking. Because I envision … Continue reading

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Water scarcity in Pakistan: Challenges and way forward

In 2016, PCRWR reported that Pakistan touched the “water stress line” in 1990 and crossed the “water scarcity line” in 2005. If this situation persists, Pakistan could “run dry” by 2025. Continue reading

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Pakistan’s Soaring Population: Challenges and Solutions

By: Hassaan Ahmed Siddiqui  Karachi:  “Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.” Opening up with a quote by Robert A. Heinlein; bringing … Continue reading

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Dark Realities of Whitening Creams

A new research study by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) titled “Mercury Added Products: Exposure and Health Risks of Skin Whitening Creams (SWCs)” revealed startling facts of alarmingly high concentration of mercury contents in fairness creams.
Mercury is the third most hazardous substance of global concern and exposure to even small amount may cause serious health implications.
According to the study in some of the SWCs brands, the mercury contents level found as high as 20,000 ppm (parts per million) against the allowed limit of 1 ppm, which is criminal. Continue reading

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Sustainable poverty reduction requires reducing vulnerability and building resilience

In 2011, the national nutrition survey found 43.7 percent of the children stunted; from 41.6 percent ten years before. Malnutrition in children under five has shown no improvement in the last 46 years. Continue reading

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