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Imran Mukhtar

Faster, cheaper, greener: Pakistanis turn to car-pooling service

Mar 29 2019

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Medical student Mahnoor Sherazi used to hail a shared public taxi to get to school, a way of traveling she found expensive, occasionally unsettling and often inconvenient, with many stops slowing her commute.

Energy-short Pakistan moves to power up solar manufacturing

Jan 29 2019

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan’s government has proposed to eliminate taxes associated with manufacturing of solar and wind energy equipment in the country, in an effort to boost the production and use of renewable power and overcome power shortages.

Biogas guzzlers: Karachi's public buses to run on cow poo

Jan 02 2019

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a bid to freshen its air and cut planet-warming emissions, the Pakistani port city of Karachi will introduce cleaner-running buses powered by a decidedly "unclean" fuel: cow poo.

With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

Oct 18 2018

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To combat worsening smog, Pakistan's government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent.

World News

Iran says U.S. sanctions on Khamenei mean end of diplomacy

New U.S. sanctions against Iran's supreme leader and foreign minister have closed off diplomacy, Iran said on Tuesday, blaming the United States for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two foes came within minutes of conflict.