Extremism In Pakistan

Elephant Journal

Extremism In Pakistan Pakistan was brought into being on the slogan of Islam. The Two nations theory simply means that Muslims have separate way to go. If we turn out the pages of history one may easily find that from the very beginning Muslims were only linked and associated with religious thoughts and education. They […].

Meet the “Miss Pakistan” of Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

Natasha Paracha was Miss Pakistan World in 2008. In 2011, she’s using her beauty and smarts to build a sustainable renewable energy climate in Pakistan. In 2008, Natasha Paracha got that question moments before she became Miss Pakistan World. But instead of pursuing a glamorous tour promoting products, she chose to make her wish come true: today she is using education as a tool to accelerate clean technologies and sustainable development in Pakistan.


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A Billion Love Letters to Pakistan

Elephant Journal

A friend from India posted “A billion love letters to Pakistan” To find his grandparents postmarked, His roots are there. A friend from Venezuela posted there’s a closed wall to freedom: She’s a woman seeking refuge between same language, foreign thought. A friend born in Atlanta posted, “Whites who are racist are not my friend” […].

Watts to Water Brothers in Rural Pakistan

Green Prophet

Three brothers working in Pakistan’s remote Chitral communities are helping provide green electricity for 45,000 homes. Rahim is only 23-years-old, and armed with an MBA has enlisted his engineering brother Fazli Rabbi to help realize the dream of creating sustainable power for Pakistan, from within. Seeing light for the first time in rural Pakistan. Pakistan is facing electricity hardships today as we all know,” he adds.

Security Hampers Pakistan Quake Efforts

Green Prophet

En route to aid thousands of people injured and displaced by a devastating earthquake in Pakistan that killed at least 350 people on Tuesday, a military helicopter dodged two rockets fired from the ground. One of the largest provinces in Pakistan, Balochistan is located in the southwest corner of the country and bordered by Afghanistan and Iran; home to less than five percent of the country’s population, it is also one of the most dangerous regions.

Solar Bridge in Pakistan Replaces One Swept Away by Floods

Green Prophet

As if they didn’t have enough trouble on their hands, residents of 15 towns and 45 villages in Pakistan’s Swat Valley have been completely stranded since a bridge linking them was swept away by last year’s floods. This isolation officially ended last Friday when the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Pakistan inaugurated a new 448 meter bridge gifted by President Sheikh Khalifa.

Pakistan shoots down illegal Arab hunting

Green Prophet

Last year, Green Prophet broadcast the alarming news of a Saudi prince who poached thousands of protected birds during a 21-day hunting safari in Pakistan. It’s a significant victory for the birds and the villagers who land they nest on.Every year, Arab monarchs, princes and sheikhs arrange for special licenses that allow them to hunt the endangered houbara bustard in Pakistan for ten days with a 100-birds-per-bag limit. Image of slaughtered birds from Pakistan Defense.

Tapping Middle East Biogas Potential in Lebanon and Pakistan

Green Prophet

Lebanon and Pakistan have each announced new biogas projects, tapping into a sustainable energy source that, unlike other renewable energy streams, solves two municipal problems – energy creation and waste processing. Pakistan’s project establishes an anaerobic digestion facility in Landhi Cattle Colony region that will convert a daily stream of 4,200 tons of animal waste and 700 tons of food waste into biogas which can generate up to 30 MW of power.

The murder of the Taliban leader by US drone strike in Pakistan

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) November 2013 : The murder of the Taliban leader by US drone strike in Pakistan, on Friday, November 1, 2013, on the eve of peace talks between the government of Pakistan and the Taliban can have had only one aim; to scuttle the talks. The United States has no wish to bring the Taliban to any negotiating table to create peace, neither in Pakistan nor in Afghanistan, as it would not benefit them and their war on terror.

Iran Forgets India and Keeps Pitching Peace Pipeline to Pakistan

Green Prophet

Iran, becoming more isolated appeals to Pakistan to move ahead with natural gas “peace pipeline.” As Iran becomes more marginalized with US-backed sanctions , Iran seeks to conduct business with more hospitable partners, like Pakistan. Every year floods devastate Pakistan, this year with a momentous 6 million displaced. Pakistan’s Iranian Big Brother? Iran would provide technical and all other kinds of assistance to Pakistan to overcome energy crisis.

Mammals of South Asia (Lynx Edicions)

10,000 Birds

Beside India, Lynx Illustrated Checklist of the Mammals of South Asia covers Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Mammals of South Asia (Paperback) Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Pages 173 Dimensions 14 × 22.8

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US cutting military aid to Pakistan

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Ever since the US military action that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden and which was done without the knowledge of the country of Pakistan in that country relations between the USA and Pakistan are more than strained. This may not be all that far fetched for it is somewhat unbelievable that he was living so plainly in Pakistan without the knowledge of someone high up in the Secret Intelligence Service of Pakistan. Take out Pakistan?

Easter Sunday Bomb kills 70 in Pakistan: Why I Still Cling to Hope.

Elephant Journal

A bomb goes off in Pakistan and no one says a word. More than 70 people are dead and at least 300 were injured after a suicide bomb went off yesterday in Lahore, Pakistan. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only america Christians compassion easter fear Pakistan pride response to terror suicide bomb Taliban terrorism war world news

Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

Green Prophet

A landmark wind power project is set to be built in south Pakistan, which will form part of the 6% target renewable energy in the total power mix by 2030. million to Pakistan’s first privately owned wind farm by the Turkish company, Zorlu Enerji Electrik Uretim, that is utilising it to raise the power output from the current 6 megawatts (MW) to 56.4 million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province.

The Climate Issues in Pakistan


Pakistan is basically an agricultural country. Environmental issues in Pakistan threaten the population's health and have been disturbing the balance between economic development and environmental protection. Very little serious attention was paid to environmental issues in Pakistan The landscape is predominantly arid. Water, already a scarce commodity in most parts of the country, is now facing further shortages.

World Bank Supports Turkey-Built 56.4 MW Wind Project in Pakistan

Green Prophet

With crippling floods every year and regular power outages, a new internationally financed wind project in Pakistan is breezy green news to us. Iran, finding itself increasingly isolated due to US-backed sanctions, has been pressing energy-deficient Pakistan to connect with Iran’s natural gas “peace pipeline “ Natural gas is better than coal (which is killing miners) and dirty fuel that Pakistanis use in their households, but it is not the greenest.

Enter Climb For Change’s Photo Contest to Win a Pakistan Expedition

Wend Magazine

But the big kicker is the grand prize: a 2-week guided expedition in Northern Pakistan with Nazir Sabir Expeditions (airfare is not included). In celebration of International Mountain Day on December 11th, Climb For Change launched the 15th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Mountain Photography Competition.

Mountains of Toxic E-Waste in Pakistan are a Goldmine

Green Prophet

Thousands of tons of electronic waste are dumped in Pakistan each year, creating a hazard, and a mountain of opportunities for recyclers. Nobody knows for sure how much electronic waste is dumped in Pakistan, but it’s easily in the thousands of tons every year. In just two years, between 2005 and 2007, cell phone ownership in Pakistan increased from 1.277 million people to 100 million. Landmark Wind Tower to be Built in Pakistan.

Water Problems in Pakistan


China, India and Pakistan are three of the four top irrigators in the world, suffering serious Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent with a population in 2011 of 3,879,000,000 (3.8 billion). It covers 8.6% of the Earth’s total surface area (or 29.9% of its land area) and with approximately 4 billion people, it hosts 60% of the world’s current human population, But only about 36 percent of the renewable fresh water.

Tea Extract from Pakistan May Help Treat Breast Cancer

Green Prophet

A tea made from a plant found in Pakistan, India, Africa and parts of Europe may help treat breast cancer, study suggests. According to ScienceDaily.com, “scientists at Aston University and Russells Hall Hospital have discovered that an extract from a common plant in Pakistan may help treat breast cancer.”. It has been traditionally used to treat women in rural Pakistan who have breast cancer, but up until now this treatment has been regarded as something of a folklore remedy.

Deforestation and Flooding in Pakistan -The Link


or about 1,687,000 ha of Pakistan is forested. Pakistan has 340,000 ha of planted forest. Between 1990 and 2010, Pakistan lost an average of 42,000 ha or 1.66% per year. In total, between 1990 and 2010, Pakistan lost 33.2% Pakistan's forests contain 213 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation, 2.2% And that has been declining rapidly.

Micro-Financed Straw Houses For Pakistan Are Quake-Proof

Green Prophet

After the 2005 Kashmir earthquake, Pakistan Straw Bale and Appropriate Building (PAKSBAB) was set up to protect people’s homes against extreme weather conditions. Since 2006, PAKSBAB has trained fifty people and constructed twenty-six straw bale buildings in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkha province. Energy efficiency is built-in as the walls are ready prepared with draft proof insulation, keeping out the blasting winds during Pakistan’s winter season.

Afghanistan to back Pakistan if the would be a war with the U.S.

Green (Living) Review

Pakistan war he wouldn't support the Americans but would support Pakistan. Afghanistan would support Pakistan in case of military conflict between Pakistan and the United States, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview to a private Pakistani TV channel broadcast on Saturday. God forbid, if ever there is a war between Pakistan and America, Afghanistan will side with Pakistan,” he said in the interview to Geo television. “If

Noise Problems in Pakistan


Noise has become a very important "stress factor" in the environment of man. The term "noise pollution" has been recently used to signify the hazard of sounds which are consequence of modern day development, leading to health hazards of different types. Continuous exposure to high decibel noise can result in some adverse effects on your health. One of these hazards is acoustic trauma to the ears caused when they are subjected to the sound of an intensity of 85 dB or more without respite.

Climate Change Impacts in Pakistan


Geographically, Pakistan lies between 24o and 37o N latitude and 61o and 75o E longitude. The environment has experienced a major transition in the past 20 years. Climatic changes are actually happening and Earth is heating up, the glaciers melting and water is being consumed by the growing population. The changing climate leads to changes in the frequency and timing of extreme weather and climate events, and can result in unprecedented extreme weather and climate events.

'Pakistan Taliban' behind NY plot, says US AG

Green (Living) Review

While AC Holder may said there was nothing to suggest the government of Pakistan was aware of the plot let's not be too surprised if suddenly the drone and missile attacks on Pakistani sovereign territory be claimed to be to hit the Taliban that designed this attack. A full scale attack against Pakistan?

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Bag Limit? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bag Limit!

10,000 Birds

Such is the case of the Saudi Arabian prince who, a few months back, took a hunting junket to Pakistan. After the fact, Houbara Bustard hunting was tentatively banned in one of Pakistan’s provinces, which is nice, I guess, but cold comfort to those concerned about the dwindling numbers of these birds. News bustard Houbara Bustard hunters hunting Pakistan As has often been said in these quarters, in general us bird bloggers don’t have many quarrels with hunters.

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Four Lessons Pakistan’s Off-Grid Solar Market Can Teach the World

Sierra Club Compass

But the elephant in the room, the potential off-grid solar leader you never hear about, is Pakistan. As Carl Pope pointed out, Pakistan really has two energy problems : 1) most of the rural population still has no access to the grid, and 2) the population that does have access to the grid is struggling with power cuts and supply shortages caused by climate disruption-induced drought. And the lessons they’ve learned have implications far beyond Pakistan’s borders.

Is Pakistan Aiming to “out-Vegas” Dubai With World’s Biggest Tower?

Green Prophet

Abu Dhabi Group will construct the world’s tallest building in Pakistan. Is Pakistan aiming to “out-Vegas” Dubai? The world’s tallest building plunked down in Pakistan, the world’s sixth most populous nation that suffers from poverty, terrorism, illiteracy and corruption. Half of Pakistan’s’ urban dwellers lack access to sanitation, resultantly, gastroenteritis (transmitted through waterborn pollutants) is a leading cause of death.

Lifeline in Pakistan Under Severe Stress


For years, the matter of balancing Pakistan's supply against the demand for electricity has remained a largely unresolved matter. Pakistan now faces a significant challenge in revamping its network responsible for the supply of electricity. Pakistan’s energy infrastructure is not well developed. Currently the country is facing severe energy crisis.

Earthquake Relief in Pakistan

The Green Changemakers

To see hundreds more photos of the work done by CalEarth in Pakistan go to www.calearthpakistan.org [link]. by Krpasundarananda Krpasundarananda is a Meditation teacher with Ananda Marga and has been a Monk since 1991. His first assignment was in Australia, then he was transferred to New Zealand where he worked for more than eight years teaching meditation at the universities, renovating a meditation center, organizing yoga weekends and setting up (and renovating) a retreat center.

This is the only thing Scarier than Terrorism.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Featured Events Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only fear ISIS islamic state muslim Pakistan Pakistan bombing Shiite suicide bomb Sunni terrorismThere are innocent women, men, children and families suffering because America is scared of Islam.

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Is a Water War Between India and Pakistan Imminent ?


A peaceful and stable Pakistan is integral to western efforts to pacify Afghanistan, but Islamabad's obsessions with its giant eastern neighbor may render such issues moot. Since partition in 1947, Pakistan and India have fought four armed conflicts, in 1947, 1965, 1971 (which led to the establishment of Bangladesh, formerly East Pakistan) and the 1999 Kargil clash.

Energy Issues Critical in Pakistan


Pakistan’s chronic energy shortages have combined with widespread perceptions that Washington is more interested in pursuing its anti-terror agenda than assisting the country financially, causing many leading figures to question the value of its relationship with the U.S. This ambivalence extends to Islamabad’s relationship with its former colonial overlord, Britain.

WATCH: 40 Foot Whale Shark Brought to Shore in Pakistan


The enormous creature, reported to be about 40 feet in length and 6 feet wide, brought in quite a crowd who gathered at the pier to see the carcass. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News Video

Pakistan's Power Minister's Job in Jeopardy


The ongoing energy crisis in Pakistan may lead to the removal of Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar over his seeming inability to resolve the situation.

Pakistan Reveals New Sustainable Development Strategy


Pakistan’s new national sustainable development strategy (NSDS) boasts a ‘green action agenda’ and proposes to set up a knowledge management system that is based on science, technology and innovation. The strategy document, presented at a side-event at the RIO + 20 summit last month (22 June), is linked with the country’s climate adaptation strategies.

Pakistan's Dangerous Levels of Indoor and Outdoor Pollution


According to latest reports millions of people in Pakistan are exposed to dangerous levels of outdoor and indoor air pollution and vector-borne diseases and millions of people suffer from diseases because of having no access to clean air. In Pakistan indoor air pollution alone is the reason for 30,000 child deaths per year.

Pakistan to Produce Gas- By Burning Coal Underground


With about 50 per cent less electricity generation capability than the actual demand, Pakistan's National Grid is facing more than a 5,000-megawatt shortfall in power generation, leading to blackouts in both urban and rural areas of the country. As we start a new year, consider the miserable plight of the average Pakistani electricity consumer.

Time for Action on Dams in Pakistan


Electricity generation is a major concern for much of the world, since demand is rising.Hydropower is electricity generated using the energy of moving water. Electricity generated from water is entirely renewable, since water is an abundant natural resource and no water is expended during the electricity generation process. Hydroelectric energy is one of many sources of electricity in the world.

In Pakistan Vehicles Emit 25 Times More Carbon Monoxide Than in the US


Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and fourth in Asia. Pakistan’s population has increased 5.6 times during the past 63 years, implying an average annual rate of growth of 2.77 per cent, one of the highest in the world. According to the World Food Programme, nearly half of Pakistan’s (180 million) people are at risk of going short of food due to a recent surge in world food prices.

Electricity Shortages in Pakistan: What the New Pakistani Government Has in Store


Currently, the total power generation capacity in Pakistan is 23,500 megawatts; energy consumption has grown by almost 80 per cent in the last 15 years. Electricity shortage is a hot issue in almost every area of Pakistan.Because of the shortage of electricity people are suffering in all areas of business. Industry struggles and the economy had been destroyed while everyday life is hard and troubled.

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Pakistan -Living Under the Black-Outs Because of Insufficient Electricity


Pakistan is under black-outs due not just because of terrorism, corruption, and inflation. No, mostly it’s because of electricity and gas shortages and this in long run affects every sector of life which you can imagine. Natural disasters like The Great Earthquake and Flood-2010 have negatively affected our growth rate and a number of energy plants were partially or completely damaged. About 1.4