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Day: October 11, 2020

Climate Change Ministry launches wildlife surveys for first country-specific red data book

ISLAMABAD:While the Ministry of Climate Change) recognizes the unprecedented threats to the country’s biodiversity, efforts are being taken to address the threats as a part of the present government’s efforts for reinvigorating the ailing biodiversity sector and ecosystem restoration under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, according to a press statement issued here on Sunday. “An ambitious initiative has already been launched to develop first ever National Red Data Book on Mammals of Pakistan, which would provide overview of the status of various mammal species present in the country based on population estimates,” said Muhammad Saleem, media spokesperson of the climate change ministry. Pakistan is rich in biodiversity, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions which cover...

Children’s hospital fails to open OPD, emergency services

KARACHI:The patients at Sindh Government Children Hospital, North Nazimabad continue to suffer as Sindh Health Department and Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) have failed to resume OPD, emergency and other essential services in the hospital despite passage of two months. The children, who required emergency care are being referred to other public and private sector hospitals since last two months as PEI management has closed the emergency services in protest after failure Sindh government to release budget of the hospital on time. Doctors, nurses and paramedical staff working under PEI have not been paid salaries since several months by PEI due to its financial crises. More than 300 employees, including doctors, nurses, paramedical and administrative staff have not been paid sala...

(Govt) Kamal takes notice of kidnapping of five people

QUETTA:Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan has taken notice over kidnapping of five pilgrims from Panjgur area of the province and sought report from Additional Chief Secretary Home and Tribal Affairs Department, Inspector General of Police, Balochistan and Commissioner Mekran Division, said a Chief Minister office statement. Jam Kamal Khan said it is the foremost responsibility of the government to protect life and property of people. He said that elimination of terrorists will be ensured at every cost, adding that no one will be allowed to vitiate peace in the province.

(Weather) Dry weather forecast for Balochistan

QUETTA:Pakistan Meteorological Department Quetta Regional Center has forecast that mainly dry weather is expected in most parts of the province while hot and dry in southern and south eastern parts and dry with cool nights in central parts/ hilly areas of the province during the next 24 hours. During last 24 hours; weather remained hot and dry in most parts and dry with cool nights in hilly areas of the province. Maximum temperature recorded on Sunday: Barkhan 32, Dalbandin 31, Gwadar 35, Jiwani 33, Kalat 24, Khuzdar 32, Lasbela 40, Nokkundi 31, Panjgur 28, Pasni 33, Quetta 29, Sibbi 39, Turbat 41.5, Ormara 32, Zhob 31, Uthal 40.5, Usta Muhammad 34, Ziarat 21, Mastung 26, Pishin 28, Chaman 27, Loralai 32, and Muslim Bagh 28.

Transfer and posting

Quetta:Wali Muhammad Bareach (PAS/BS-19), Director General, Information Technology (I.T), Balochistan, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Khuzdar vice Tufail Ahmed Baloch. Tufail Ahmed Baloch (BCS/BS-19), Deputy Commissioner, Khuzdar, has been transferred and directed to report to S and GAD while Mumtaz Ali Khetran (BCS/BS-18), Director Religious Affairs Department has been transferred and posted as Deputy Commissioner, Kohlu against existing vacancy, says a notification issued by Services and General Administration Department.

Balochistan wants rail-based projects under CPEC

QUETTA:Government of Balochistan requests Federal Ministry of Communication, Islamabad for inclusion of Balochistan-based-rail-project in CPEC. A letter of Planning and Development Department, Government of Balochistan addressed to Secretary, Ministry of Communication, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad states, “The 10th meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is likely to be held in the last quarter of 2020. The Government of Balochistan appreciates the progress being made with regards to CPEC projects, especially the inclusion of ML-1 project as a deliverable for the upcoming JCC meeting. "The Early Harvest Phase of CPEC has come to an end. During this phase, not even a single infrastructure project in Balochistan was completed thr...