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Pakistan lost $384m last year owing to climate change: report

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World Bank promises $200bn in 2021-25 climate cash

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CCoE bars import of imported furnace oil for three months

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Govt rejects demand to extend manganese phase out plan for oil refineries

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Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

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WB to help Pakistan address climate change woes

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Massive societal changes needed to meet lower global warming target world needs: U.N

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Imran Khan’s bid to crowdfund $14 billion for Pakistan dam

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Rs3.9bn received in dams fund

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Water shortfall projected at 35-40 percent before start of Rabi season

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PR to charge dam fund surcharge from 25th  

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Railways (PR) will charge dam fund surcharge, Re 1, Rs 2 and Rs 10, on tickets categorized in the economy and business classes from tomorrow...

Govt urged to list Diamer-Bhasha dam in domestic, int’l stock markets

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OGDCL donates Rs36 million for Diamer Bhasha dam  

ISLAMABAD: Keeping in view the urgency and seriousness of water crisis in Pakistan, the Oil and Gas Development Authority (OGDCL) has shown full support for...

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