The South Asian nation experiences a high demand for plastic products due to its large population and diverse industries, contributing to substantial plastic waste generation. In Pakistan, plastic degradation manifests in various ways, with plastic pollution affecting both urban and rural environments. Efforts to address plastic degradation in Pakistan include initiatives to raise awareness about the environmental consequences of plastic use and disposal. Kenya, in East Africa, has banned single-use plastic bags, demonstrating a commitment to curbing plastic pollution. International collaboration is also vital in addressing the transboundary nature of plastic degradation.
February 09, 2024 06:14 UTC
Many citizens are utilising the digital realm to share valuable guidance on the voting process and to provide insights into their individual experiences, contributing to the collective dialogue surrounding the elections. one X user shared how excited they were to vote through a meme. Another X user shared how inefficient the process was for them. #Elections2024 https://t.co/kwwztl4bDM — Adeel Azhar (@adeel_azhar) February 8, 2024Yet another X user joined in to share their complaint. Should we grab a rock from outside the polling station and dial the number?"
February 08, 2024 20:06 UTC
After the polling in the general elections in the country, the counting of votes and the results are going on. The polling process for the general elections continued from 8 am to 5 pm and crores of people exercised their right to vote. The results keep coming.The first unofficial and unofficial result in the country has come out. According to the result of 2 out of 275 polling stations of National Assembly Constituency NA 148 Multan 1, Yousuf Raza Gilani of the Pakistan People’s Party is on the first position with 230 votes. Ahmad Hussain Dehar of Pakistan Muslim League (N) is second with 164 votes.
February 08, 2024 19:27 UTC
Caretaker Federal Minister for Information Murtaza Solangi on Thursday issued a policy statement, expressing the government’s congratulations to the nation on the successful conduct of the general elections 2024. Solangi commended the collective efforts of all stakeholders that contributed to the peaceful and transparent electoral process. In his statement, Minister Solangi highlighted the historic significance of the day, stating, "Today the nation has made another history in our democratic journey." Solangi also commended the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for its exemplary conduct and management of the election process. The professionalism and integrity demonstrated by the ECP, according to Solangi, played a pivotal role in strengthening public confidence in the electoral process.
February 08, 2024 17:51 UTC
ISLAMABAD, Feb 08 (APP):Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Thursday congratulating the nation over the successful conduct of general elections 2024, said the high voter turnout was a clear indication of public commitment to shaping the country’s future. The high voter turnout is a clear indication of public commitment to shaping the future of our country,” the prime minister wrote on his X timeline following the polling ended after a smooth and peaceful process across the country. Prime Minister Kakar said that the momentous occasion was not just a testament to the resilience and strength of the country’s democratic processes but also the indomitable spirit of the Pakistani people. It underscores our collective desire for peace, stability, and prosperity, he added“Once again, I congratulate the nation on this historic achievement. May this election be a harbinger of a brighter, more prosperous future for Pakistan,” the prime minister remarked.
February 08, 2024 15:33 UTC
The International Crisis Group has said that a disputed referendum in Pakistan will undermine the legitimacy of the incoming government, leaving it ill-equipped to deal with political and economic instability. The ICG report said that there is a risk of unrest in Pakistan as a result of the disputed polls, the general elections are being held in an environment of deep political polarization and a crackdown on the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The ICG said that the Election Commission should ensure that all parties, including the PTI, contest the elections and that all voters, especially women, can exercise their right to vote. The Election Commission should try to ensure that all parties contest elections freely, the Supreme Judiciary should uphold fundamental freedoms of expression. The report states that Pakistan’s politicians should reject attempts to manipulate elections by civil or military bureaucracies.
February 08, 2024 13:38 UTC
When Nick Saban retired as football coach after a 17-year run at Alabama, he probably had no idea his decision would affect San Diego County. After Saban’s retirement, Alabama named Washington coach Kalen DeBoer as his replacement. “It’s kind of funny, but I was jogging Tuesday and ran past Army-Navy,” said Carlsbad football coach Thadd MacNeal. He’s one of two San Diego players to choose a service academy, joining La Jolla Country Day quarterback Jaden Mangini, who is headed to the Naval Academy. Black Hills State in Spearfish, South Dakota, also got three San Diego players — Curtis Kemp (Carlsbad), Jamil Kassab (Ramona) and Cody Bigley (Grossmont).
February 08, 2024 10:16 UTC
From Tribune staff reportsTRUSSVILLE — The much anticipated Capella Pizzeria is open in Trussville and based on the reaction from locals, it was worth the wait. Known for their authentic woodfire Neapolitan style pizza, Capella’s brings a new style and flavor to the area. Check out the video below to watch a Capella’s pizza being built. Additionally, cure toppings such as pepperoni, salami and sausage and even the desserts are all authentic Italian and imported especially for Capella’s. Capella Pizzeria is located at 5445 Patrick Way, Ste.
February 08, 2024 09:36 UTC
According to details, unidentified individuals opened fire on the vehicle of Hamdullah, with the firing continuing for five minutes. Fortunately, the JUI-F leader remained completely unharmed in the attack. Read more: At least 26 killed as twin bombings rock Balochistan's Pishin, Qilla SaifullahA surge in terrorism is being witnessed in Balochistan a day before the general elections in the country. Also read: JUI-F’s Hafiz Hamdullah survives bomb attackThe JUI-F leader also survived a bomb attack in September last year, while travelling in the Mastung district of the province. Police sources said that at least 11 people, including Hamdullah, were injured in the explosion.
February 08, 2024 06:37 UTC
Amnesty International has released two new reports shedding light on the punitive demolitions targeting Muslim properties in India, with the widespread use of J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited (JCB) branded bulldozers. The reports titled “Bulldozer Injustice in India” and “JCB’s Role and Responsibility in Bulldozer Injustice in India” detail the demolition of at least 128 properties between April and June 2022. Our research documents the punitive demolition of Muslim properties in at least five states with a widespread use of JCB-branded bulldozers in a hate campaign against Muslims in India. The report calls on JCB to publicly condemn the misuse of its machinery for human rights violations and to implement robust human rights due diligence policies. Amnesty calls for JCB to issue a public condemnation against the utilisation of its machinery in perpetrating human rights violations in punitive demolitions targeting Muslim properties in India.
February 08, 2024 06:31 UTC
The curtain finally rises on the general elections as the nation prepares to go to the polls today. The armed forces are being deployed outside the most sensitive polling stations. Polling stations and boothsThe ECP has set up a total of 90,675 polling stations across the country including a total of 25,320 polling stations for men, 23,950 for women and 41,405 combined polling stations. There will be 19,006 polling stations in Sindh, including 4,443 for men, 4,413 for women and 10,250 joint polling stations. There will be 6,601 combined polling stations in K-P.Balochistan will have 5,028 polling stations, including 1,511 for men, and 1,317 for women.
February 07, 2024 22:28 UTC
He urged countries that had acted quickly to suspend funding to review what he described as wrong and dangerous decisions. Gamal Rushdi, a spokesperson for Aboul Gheit, said the Arab League chief was disappointed that some of the main donors to the agency had acted so swiftly to suspend funding despite the severe humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Meanwhile, Egypt said its intensive efforts to end the fighting in Gaza and protect the lives and rights of Palestinian people continue around the clock. Diaa Rashwan, chair of the State Information Service, said authorities in the country are doing their utmost to broker a truce. Under the proposal, he said, Palestinian prisoners and Israeli hostages would be exchanged in stages and “humanitarian support for our brothers in the Gaza Strip will be intensified.”
February 07, 2024 20:03 UTC
About 2,038 polling stations in Balochistan and 4,344 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have been categorized as highly sensitive. Likewise, 15,829 polling stations in Punjab, 8,030 in Sindh, 2,068 in Balochistan, and over 6,000 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are classified as sensitive. The Commission has established an Election City in its premises, equipped with the latest technology to swiftly disseminate election results of 855 constituencies to the media. A comprehensive strategy has been worked out to receive election results via WhatsApp, email, and fax. An average of seven to eight security personnel will man each of the 90,777 polling stations across the country.
February 07, 2024 18:14 UTC
Caretaker Minister for Law and Justice Ahmad Irfan Aslam has launched Urdu translation of federal laws for the general public to be available on the website and mobile Apps of the ministry. The purpose of this initiative is to provide easy access to the general public in Urdu. This system will have features such as version control, an intelligent search system and user logs. Furthermore, the Ministry of Law and Justice has developed a Library Management Information System which is a web-based off-the-shelf system, developed internally by the project team accessible link http://LMIS.molaw.gov.pk. All employees of the Federal Government can access the books and after having membership the books can be issued.
February 07, 2024 18:01 UTC