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Child maid’s ‘torture’ moves top judge

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo motu notice of alleged torture of a child maid working in the household of a judge in the federal capital. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took the notice a day after the father of the 10-year-old housemaid, Tayyaba, ‘forgave’ Additional District & Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan […]

LHC issues notices to Jang Group columnist, printer, publisher

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought replies from columnist Ansar Abbasi and the printer and publisher of Jang Group – Mir Shakilur Rahman and Javedur Rahman – over a contempt of court petition. The three respondents have been directed to submit their replies on February 6. While hearing an application moved by Mazhar Ali […]

Culture dept finds its ‘treasure trove

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Karachi: Sindh’s culture department found what seemed like its treasure trove on Tuesday. The department put on display the items found in two boxes, which included some ivory items, old Chinaware broken bowl, a small hand fan, rosewater sprinkler, two wooden incense holders and a few terracotta pieces. Sharing details about these pieces, culture secretary […]

3 Bahadur sequel: forgettable at best

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KARACHI:It is not often that a film-maker reinvents his or her work so much that the end result is surprisingly unexpected. Documentary film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy did exactly that when she delved into animation and produced Pakistan’s first animated feature, 3 Bahadur last year. Two-time Oscar winning Chinoy is known for making documentaries which address social […]

‘Governance crisis will exacerbate impact of climate change on Karachi’

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KARACHI: Given the governance-related crisis Karachi is facing, climate change will have profound impacts on its urban infrastructure systems and services, its built environment and ecosystem services, and therefore on its urban population and economy. The scale of these impacts will very likely exacerbate the existing social and economic tensions and environmental drivers of risk, […]

KU students develop heart attack detection device

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KARACHI – Students of Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi, have developed a prototype model of “heart attack detection device” keeping in view the importance of shifting the heart patients to the hospital without any delay. This newly developed system is a smart kit, which consists of a […]