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Twitterati bash Punjab govt for cutting trees as Lahore smog persists

LAHORE: Pakistani Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site on Tuesday to slam Punjab government for cutting trees and causing smog to persist in the city.Ā  With #Smog trending across the country on Twitter throughout the day, Twitterati slammed the government for not adhering to environmental policies in razing down trees for development projects such as…

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Indian couple plants 101 trees in their baby girl’s name

PUNE:Ā The NaiksĀ decided to upturn norms of an ostentatious party for 1.5-month-old Alisha; insteadĀ MalshirasĀ village was gifted a host of plants, including 51 saplings for local school students, at a cost of Rs50,000, reported Times of India. As our civic authorities grapple with accusations of indiscriminate tree-cutting for development, and not compensating for it by replanting enough…

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Swat grows juicy Iranian pomegranate

Juicy Iranian pomegranate was abundantly produced in Swat as part of ten-year experiment that has begun to give sumptuous results. Know more in this video report.

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KARACHI: Urban jungle with diminishing greenery

By: Saman Siddiqui We the residents of Karachi dwell in concrete jungle and wait for Mother Nature’s generosity to ease our urban sufferings. And the Rehmat becomes Zehmat undoubtedly. How unbelievable it is for such a large city there is no proper planning and management. By looking at the current circumstances it seems to be…

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Chief Justice takes notice of Municipal lawlessness in Bani Gala

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of Municipal lawlessness in Bani Gala, Islamabad.

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Nation urged to achieve national target of planting saplings

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon HussainĀ has emphasized upon the importance of planting new trees and urged the nation for making committed efforts to achieve the national target of planting saplings. The President said this while addressing a ceremony at the Aiwan-e-Sadr to kick off annual Spring Tree Plantation Campaign on Friday. The President said that trees and…

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Earth has three trillion trees: study

There are about three trillion trees on Earth, roughly 422 for every person and eight times more than previously estimated, researchers said Wednesday, admitting surprise. A 15-nation team led by Yale University experts used a combination of old-fashioned headcounts and state-of-the-art satellite and supercomputer technology to produce what they claim is the most comprehensive tree…

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Save trees, make paper from stones

A Taiwanese company comes up with a solution to make paper without having to chop down a single tree. Watch this report.

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Flood affectees take refuge atop trees

Watch Samaa’s exclusive video showing a group of flood affectees climbing on trees in a flood-hit area of Sukkur district.

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Heat-weary kids find solace in trees

Amid soaring temperatures coupled with long hours of load shedding, children take recourse to trees for shadow and relief from intense heat of summer sun. Abid Ali reports  from Islamabad.

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Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China

LAISHUI: Grinning with pride, a Chinese farmer held out two precious walnuts — globes so precisely symmetrical that consumers in search of hand massages value them more highly than gold. “Prices have skyrocketed,” said Li Zhanhua, standing in the shade of the leafy green walnut trees which have made him a small fortune. “Years ago,…

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Trees destroyed for ā€˜Tsunamiā€™

Imran Khan’s Tsunami became the cause of destruction for several trees in Karachi. Lots of trees were cut to create space for PTI rally stage in Jinnah Park. Watch video.

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Cut trees on New MA Jinnah Road

Munis Ahmed reports from Karachi where trees which were cut off on New MA Jinnah Road; however, the trees were not removed from the road that created traffic holdup.

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50-year-old trees chopped down in AJK to greet PM Raja

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is scheduled to make a visit to Neelum Valley of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday. Local administration meanwhile has chopped down a number of precious Deodar trees planed outside a large college ground where PM Raja’s helicopter will land. The trees were said to be at…

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Trees offer relief to laborers

Atiq ur Rehman reports from Islamabad where trees lining the clean roads affords comforting shade and some moments of respite to the summer-weary laborers who pour in the federal capital in search for their livelihood.

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Cutting trees at Shahrah-e-Faisal

People express unhappiness over cutting of trees at Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi. Ali Abid reports.

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SC gives conditional permission for cutting trees in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has given conditional permission for cutting of trees for construction of a road adjacent to the bank of BRB Canal in Lahore, SAMAA reported on Thursday.Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jeelani announced that verdict of the Supreme Court this day which was reserved in August.The SC has ordered the Punjab…

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Hot weather, trees and workers

Rehan Sheikh from Islamabad meets workers and shares their views on hot weather.

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Laborersā€™ take nap underneath trees

Rehan Sheikh from Islamabad files responses of the poor laborers in connection with the hot weather and rest under the shadows of trees.

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Fruit trees

Leechay is a local fruit that deserves to be promoted by the government. Hasnain Aijaz reports from Multan.

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Cutting of trees in Lahore

Mohammed Luqman points out the practice of cutting of old trees in Lahore.

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