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Rina Saeed Khan

Pakistan pushes renewables - but coal expansion continues too

2:09am IST

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan this week set in motion a plan to boost the share of its electric power that comes from renewables to 30% by 2030, up from about 4% today, government officials said.

Pakistan pushes renewables - but coal expansion continues too

07 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD, Aug 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan this week set in motion a plan to boost the share of its electric power that comes from renewables to 30% by 2030, up from about 4% today, government officials said.

Critter compost: Pakistan plans to use locusts to nourish crops

04 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - First the idea was to feed them to chickens, now the plan is to grind them into fertiliser - as more locust swarms threaten Pakistan's crops, a project aims to test ways of killing and using the voracious pests for the benefit of local communities.

FEATURE-Critter compost: Pakistan plans to use locusts to nourish crops

04 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD, Aug 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - First the idea was to feed them to chickens, now the plan is to grind them into fertiliser - as more locust swarms threaten Pakistan's crops, a project aims to test ways of killing and using the voracious pests for the benefit of local communities.

In green jobs boost, communities get bigger role running Pakistan's national parks

17 Jul 2020

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For 20 years, Khunjerab National Park was a point of tension between Pakistan's government - which established the park in 1975 as a sanctuary for rare species - and locals who had grazed their livestock on the land for generations.

FEATURE-In green jobs boost, communities get bigger role running Pakistan's national parks

17 Jul 2020

ISLAMABAD, July 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For 20 years, Khunjerab National Park was a point of tension between Pakistan's government - which established the park in 1975 as a sanctuary for rare species - and locals who had grazed their livestock on the land for generations.

Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

29 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghulam Hussain was used to zipping through the streets of Lahore with his wife and three young children perched perilously on his motorbike, whenever they visited relatives or ran errands.

FEATURE-Pakistan launches electric vehicle plan with cars in slow lane

29 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghulam Hussain was used to zipping through the streets of Lahore with his wife and three young children perched perilously on his motorbike, whenever they visited relatives or ran errands.

As Pakistan glacier melt surges, efforts to cut flood risk drag

08 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Late last month, residents of the tiny village of Hassanabad, in Pakistan's mountainous Hunza District, noticed floodwaters quickly rising in the stream that runs near their homes, carrying water from the towering Shishper glacier.

FEATURE-As Pakistan glacier melt surges, efforts to cut flood risk drag

08 Jun 2020

ISLAMABAD, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Late last month, residents of the tiny village of Hassanabad, in Pakistan's mountainous Hunza District, noticed floodwaters quickly rising in the stream that runs near their homes, carrying water from the towering Shishper glacier.

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