President Mamnoon lauds Aga Khan’s Development initiatives — Pamir Times Net

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said the continued efforts of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) through its multiple projects in the country were making a visible difference in the lives of the peopleand infrastructure. The President expressed these views while talking to President of Aga Khan Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali who called on…

Palm oil – deforestation for everyday products —Rain Forest Rescue org

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. It’s a source of huge profits for multinational corporations, while at the same time destroying the livelihoods of smallholders. Displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are all consequences of our palm oil consumption. How could it come to…

New study: ‘Super heat waves’ of 131°F coming if global warming continues unchecked — By Joe Romm on Global Possibilities org

In Europe, the recent heat wave was so extreme — with temperatures reaching 111°F (44°C), fueling wildfires and wasp attacks — it was nicknamed “Lucifer.” In the Middle East, as temperatures soared to 121°F (50°C), “birds in Kuwait have reportedly been dropping from the sky,” the International Business Times reported Friday. But, new research says, we…

Gilgit-Baltistan: Ground Breaking: Safe drinking water scheme to benefit around 50,000 people in Danyore — Pamir Times Net

Gilgit, 13th August: The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan led the ground breaking ceremony of the safe drinking water supply scheme in Danyore, Gilgit in the presence of Mr. Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan. The ceremony marks the beginning of a critical development project for which AKAH has received…

Environmental protection in Islam Patterning nature — Interview with Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn

What indicators of environmental protection and species conservation can be found in Islamic theology, the Koran and other Islamic lore? Answers from Muna Tatari, professor at the Seminar for Islamic Theology at the University of Paderborn Interview conducted by Ulrike Hummel When did nature and animal conservation first become an issue for Muslims? Muna Tatari:…

The First MicroFinance Bank (FMFB-A) opens branch for women only, first in country

Kabul, Afghanistan, 26 July 2017 – The First MicroFinance Bank, Afghanistan (FMFB-A), a leading commercial and microfinance bank, announced the opening of the country’s first women-only branch in Kabul today. This initiative will allow Afghan women to manage their finances in a safe and facilitating environment thus overcoming social and cultural hurdles to their economic…