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Imran Mukhtar

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

29 Mar 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.

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

29 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD, March 29 (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

29 Jan 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.

Energy-short Pakistan moves to power up solar manufacturing

29 Jan 2019

ISLAMABAD, Jan 29 (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

02 Jan 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.

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

02 Jan 2019

ISLAMABAD, Jan 2 (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

19 Oct 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.

With smog season looming, Pakistan shuts polluting brick kilns

19 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (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.

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