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Heavy pre-monsoon rains enhance aquatic lifetime of Rawal Dam



ISLAMABAD: The primary pre-monsoon rain spell that lashed numerous elements of the nation, not solely dropped mercury drastically but additionally helped improved aquatic lifetime of Rawal Dam because the reservoir is crammed close to to its most capability.

Rawal lake, which provides ingesting water to the town of Rawalpindi, is residence to numerous fish species, turtles, and aquaculture that created a singular ecosystem threatened by man-made air pollution within the reservoir, stated an official of the Fisheries Division of the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

The water within the Rawal Dam was collected by means of the rainwater coming from the Margalla hills catchments, which in the end improves the expansion of aquatic life. “The rainwater together with mud and sludge brings numerous vitamins, micro plant species and organisms that assist the aqua tradition within the reservoir enhance the standard of water which in flip helps synthesis of wholesome habitat for the marine life”, the Fisheries Division official advised APP.

He stated the opening of spillways of the Dam was additionally one other problem that poses danger to the fish that confronted injury in the course of the course of. “The dam authorities are suggested to keep away from abrupt aperture of spillways that trigger large fish to fall down rendering lack of treasured species”.

The folks used to catch the falling out fish by bodily venturing into operating water of the spillways which straight jeopardized these people’ lives. Nevertheless, as a way to sort out this nuisance, the fisheries division has put in nets at a distance of 200-300 ft from the spillways to keep away from drifting out of fish.

The Govt Engineer (XEN) of Rawal Dam Amir Mumtaz advised the nationwide information company that the whole storage capability of the reservoir was 1,752 ft, which was in the meanwhile crammed up until 1745.5 ft with an additional cushion of seven.5 ft storage capability out there. He stated the rainwater in the course of the monsoon downpour used to fill the reservoir to its most capability whereas the rains have stopped and this water would begin receding within the coming days.

When contacted Deputy Director Fisheries Rawalpindi, Mir Latif, in his skilled opinion, stated rains used to convey vitamins and soil enriched with important minerals that show to be supportive for aquatic progress particularly fish that are below menace throughout drought season. He stated sudden water rise within the reservoir causes fish mortality with speedy water mattress flip over.

Latif stated, “The rain water amassed within the dam turns greenish attributable to micro-plants introduced with the deluge from the catchments provides wholesome habitat for the expansion of fish”.

He stated the water settles within the dam inside 3-4 weeks similtaneously the aquatic life develops, nonetheless, if the thunderstorm and heavy rainfall persists then it may disturb water species synthesis. “It develops immediately in beneficial situations”, he added.

Whereas commenting on the water air pollution jeopardizing the water life, he stated the direct circulation of family or sewage waste from Lakhwal village, Bani Gala residential space and Murree Brewery are the key reason for air pollution.

He stated the small scale drainage of the waste will not be dangerous whereas the big scale can show to be deadly. A water remedy plant was proposed to be put in close to the residential areas for purification of the contaminated water which was dropped attributable to monetary points, he stated.

Later, soaking pits had been suggested to be constructed by the realm residents apart from their homes which had been constructed at first by the residents of Bani Gala, he stated.

He stated the brand new Bani Gala residents weren’t growing the pits and had been dumping their sewage waste within the dam which was inflicting dangerous impacts on the water desk and water species.

In keeping with the Met workplace, the federal capital obtained a rainfall of 69 millimeters which was one of many highest recorded in previous 24 hours in numerous elements of the nation.

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Police introduce whatsApp quantity for reporting misplaced, lacking objects



ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP) have launched a WhatsApp quantity for lodging instantly report about lack of any merchandise of residents and expedite efforts for it’s restoration.

In line with police public relations officer, Islamabad Police IG Dr Akbar Nasir Khan took this vital step for the comfort of residents, including {that a} “Misplaced and Discovered whatsApp quantity” (0331-1114287) has been launched for quick reporting of misplaced or discovered objects and handing over them to the house owners.

The IGP appealed the residents to right away report at Pucar-15 in case any of their belongings is misplaced throughout travels or discovered. The main points of this stuff together with photographs will be forwarded to the WhatsApp quantity in order that the lacking objects will be returned to the precise proprietor.

He stated that ICTP had been attempting its greatest to supply services to the residents at their doorsteps.

He additional stated that every one the emergency providers had additionally been built-in in Secure Metropolis including that every one attainable measures had been being taken to save lots of the lives and property of the residents.



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Islamabad police to take motion in opposition to unlawful cattle markets



ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have determined to take strict motion in opposition to unlawful cattle markets hampering site visitors stream and inflicting inconvenience for residents.

Following the instructions of IGP Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan, particular preparations have been made within the capital to facilitate residents on the event of Eidul Azha. Any hindrance in site visitors stream wouldn’t be tolerated and strict motion could be taken in opposition to these inflicting inconvenience for residents, police spokesman mentioned.

Strict actions could be taken in opposition to unlawful cattle markets and people promoting cattle alongside roads, he mentioned, including that related beat officers and DSPs would guarantee strict motion in opposition to such individuals.

Extra power has been deployed at numerous busy areas and specified cattle markets to make sure clean site visitors stream which might work in three shifts. Objective of this deployment is to make sure clean site visitors stream whereas diversions factors have been additionally erected.

Residents can lodge their complaints at ICTP Helpline (1915 or 051-9261992-93) and immediate motion could be ensured on it.


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Excessive costs of sacrificial animals give rise to window buying



RAWALPINDI: The consumers visiting cattle markets have been returning with out buying as the costs of sacrificial animals have been skyrocketing.

With just one week left for Eidul Azha, fewer consumers have been seen on the cattle markets arrange by the Rawalpindi administration at eleven factors within the district.

Residents, who arrived right here at Bhatta Chowk sale level together with their youngsters, mentioned on Sunday that animal sellers have been demanding extreme costs past their buying restrict.

Adil Mir, a purchaser on the market, mentioned final 12 months he bought a small goat of 25 kilograms for Rs 45,000, however now the identical animal was being demanded at as much as Rs 90,000, which confirmed the speed of sacrificial animals had gone up by 100 per cent.

Waqas Younas, one other purchaser at Adiala Highway market, mentioned the charges of goats, sheep, buffalos and cows have been inflated, forcing the individuals to go residence empty-handed. He mentioned buffalos and cows of 160 kilograms, which have been out there at no more than Rs 160,000 final 12 months, have been demanded as much as Rs300,000 this 12 months.

He known as upon the district administration to take steps to avoid wasting the general public from fleecing of sellers.

When contacted, President Jamiatul Quresh Pakistan Khursheed Ahmed Qureshi mentioned that the first reason for the rise within the costs of animals was the demand and provide hole.

He mentioned that animal manufacturing had witnessed a steep decline throughout earlier years because the departments involved had didn’t undertake a complete coverage to spice up the manufacturing of halal meat, leading to mutton worth at Rs1,700 per kg and beef worth per kg at Rs1,000 available in the market.

Giving particulars about on-line purchasing for sacrificial animals, Qureshi, a member of the Board of Administrators of Livestock and Dairy Improvement Directorate, mentioned that on-line purchasing for sacrificial had reached as much as 70 per cent as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, including the individuals most popular on-line platforms. He mentioned the usage of on-line platforms to buy sacrificial animals may be another excuse for small crowds on the cattle markets, including that on-line corporations have been providing a goat of 14 kg at Rs. 41,000 and 14 kilograms of share in cows or buffaloes at Rs20,000.

Gul Khan, a calf vendor from Rajanpur, mentioned the rise in transportation expenses, value of animal breeding and bribes collected by the police officers of varied departments led to elevated animal costs. In the meantime, Director Livestock Dr Sarfraz Chatta informed APP that livestock groups have been administering the vaccination to the animals towards the LSV and Congo virus whereas suspected animals have been additionally being separated on the cattle markets.

He mentioned that animals discovered having optimistic signs of Congo or LSV wouldn’t be allowed to enter markets at any value.

The Director knowledgeable that LSD had already established seven examine posts on the entry factors of the district on the Toll plaza, Tarnol, Toll plaza, Mandra, Toll Plaza, Taxila, Chakri, Motorway Interchange, Barian and Kashmir check-posts, Murree, whereas 14 posts had additionally arrange on the Attock, Jehlum and Chakwal district to keep away from the entry of the affected animals in Rawalpindi.

Rawalpindi administration had established cattle markets of sacrificial animals at Bhatta Chowk close to Koh-e-Noor Mills Rawalpindi Cantt, Punjab Cooperative Housing Society Adiala Highway on Adiala Highway, Chakri Highway close to Al-Haram Metropolis. Gujar Khan cattle market at Gulyana Highway, Mangal Chowk close to Kalar by-pass, Tanki street close to Chan Shah Jalyar in Kahuta, Chovera Bazaar close to Rescue-1122, Kotli Sattian, HIT close to Sunday Bazaar timber market street Taxila, Sharif Hospital Cease on G.T.Highway Wah Cantt, Tehsil Highway, Decrease Bazaar Murree and Jhika Gali Murree.


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