Now the changes are apparent: a lush green park where there was once an open, mosquito-infested drain with the backdrop of a successful legal battle for cleaner and greener environs and against contaminated water.
Inspired by their success, women from neighbouring areas have formed similar pressure groups, reports The Telegraph. KAWWS was also listed as one of the 200 happy stories of community development for a United Nations Environment Programme conference in Miami, USA.
PAKISTAN'S first solar automobile was displayed at a recent industrial exhibition in Lahore, reports Panos Features. The car, designed by Zia Chaudhry, is very economical because it uses only solar power, which sunny Pakistan has no dearth of. All the car's parts can be purchased or replicated locally very cheaply and maintenance costs are minimal. The major drawback of the autorickshaw-sized two-seater lies in its grumpy looks. So far, there haven't been any takers to mass produce it.
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