Ministry certifies turtle parts as ‘dry fish skin’

Bhagwandas in DAWN: KARACHI, Aug 18: A huge consignment of body parts of highly rare freshwater turtles, which was caught at the Karachi airport a few weeks ago, had been certified by the federal ministry of food, agriculture and livestock (Minfal) as dry fish skin, it has been reliably learnt. According to sources, the export […]

Killing of stray dogs in Karachi

The Monday, June 11 2007, edition of Pakistan’s leading English daily newspaper DAWN has news of the Liaquatabad Town Administration killing 167 dogs in their jurisdiction in Karachi. According to the news item, the sanitation department is encouraging residents to inform them about stray dogs in their area so that they can come to eliminate […]

Liaquatabad bird bazaar banned

From DAWN: KARACHI, drug June 6: A weekly bird bazaar, advice which is being held for the past many years near the Sindh Government Hospital, has been banned by the Liaquatabad town administration keeping in view the hardship caused to the residents, commuters and patients. The bazaar was held every Sunday under the Liaquatabad flyover, […]

Documentary on sea turtles in Pakistan

The Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea) are two of the seven species of sea turtles in the world that nest at the beaches of Pakistan every year. This documentary was produced and aired by Geo TV in December 2006, site the Year of the Turtle, and has been uploaded here […]

Green sea turtles with transmitters go missing

Bhagwandas in DAWN: KARACHI, illness May 3: The two green turtles on which satellite transmitters were installed in September 2006 for the mapping of their movement in the Arabian Sea have gone missing, nurse it emerged on Thursday. The data sent in by the transmitters of the turtles, which were named Chandni III and Chandni […]

Pakistani journal SOUTHASIA receives Genesis Award

SOUTHASIA, a Pakistani journal receives the Brigitte Bardot International Award for the best print media at the Genesis Awards ceremony at Hollywood, California, USA. On the evening of March 24, 2007, leading members of the news and entertainment media found themselves basking in the Hollywood spotlight when the winners of the 21st Genesis Awards were […]