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Indonesia frees Iran-flagged tanker after 4 months

JAKARTA, MAY 29 – Indonesian authorities said Saturday that two oil tankers — the Iranian-flagged MT Horse and Panamanian-flagged MT Freya — were released after a four-month detention for illegally transferring oil in Indonesian waters. The two ships were freed on Friday, and their captains were allowed to leave despite being sentenced Tuesday to a year in prison for not complying with shipping channel regulations, said Wisnu Pramandita, a spokesman for Indonesia‘s Maritime Security Agency. “They have been released conditionally. They do not need to be physically imprisoned, but they cannot commit the same violation inRead More


PEDAL FOR A GREEN FUTURE: DIPLOMATIC CYCLING 2021

Zahra Ali Khan Qazalbash                              Cycling as a mode of conveyance is a low-cost, health-improving way to travel and offers environmental benefits for the cities that encourage it. It is only recently, though, with concerns over climate change, pollution, congestion, and obesity among others, that have cities throughout the world begun to implement policies to promote cycling. Amsterdam is one of the cities that should serve as an example to others where people are constantly using bicycles than others that are using different oil-consuming and carbon emitting vehicles to reach placesRead More


Japanese Museum commemorates 4000-year old Balochistan’s Kulli Culture

ISLAMABAD, May 29 (DNA): By designing a themed tote-bag, the Ancient Orient Museum of Tokyo commemorates Kulli culture that flourished 2200 BC to 2000 BC in Baluchistan. Featuring a cheetah-like feline, a continuous pattern of goats, and linden tree leaves, an image of the bag has been shared by the Museum on its social media page. “This is a tote-bag printed with a diagram of Kulli style pottery excavated in the Baluchistan Pakistan. This bag, a product of The Ancient Orient Museum, Tokyo features a cheetah-like feline, a continuous pattern ofRead More


NCOC allows provinces to begin regular classes of matric, inter students

ISLAMABAD, May 29 (DNA): The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has granted permission to the provinces to begin regular classes of matric and intermediate students from May 31. A series of decisions were taken in a session of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) under the chair of Asad Umar and Lt Gen Hamooduz Zaman. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan attended the session through video link. During the session, the participants mulled over the coronavirus situation, implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and ongoingRead More


First vaccination center for covid-19 by an E&P Company: OGDCL

ISLAMABAD, MAY 29 (DNA) – The District Management Islamabad has declared OGDCL F-8 Medical Centre as Vaccination Centre of COVID-19 for employees& their family members. Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad has established this facility on the request of OGDCL management to facilitate the process of COVID-19 vaccination of OGDCL employees & their families. This facility not only will reduce the burden on national health system but will also facilitate the vaccination process of OGDCL employees and their families in a congenial environment and will diminish their waiting time in long queues. ThisRead More


Experts suggest immediate steps to ensure transition to clean energy in Pakistan

Islamabad, MAY 29 – /DNA/ – Right steps should be taken at every level to ensure transitiontowards clean energy in Pakistan. The experts in oil and gas sector said this while sharing their views with the participants at the public private dialogue‘The role of Oil and Gas Sector in clean energy transition of Pakistan-Rural Sindh,’jointly organized by sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) andShah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, here on Tuesday. Senior Manager & Energy and Low Carbon Specialist, ICF, MrEnrui Zhang, remarked that the employment opportunities and the situationRead More