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Second edition of book on journalists’ struggle published

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KARACHI: The second edition of a book titled Sub Sy Bari Jang (The Greatest War) by senior journalist, author and poet Ahfaz-ur-Rahman has been published by Awami Kitab Ghar, says a statement issued here on Saturday. “The book narrates the struggle of journalists’ movement in General Ziaul Haq’s era in 1977-78,” it adds. “During the […]

RTI commission weighed down by undefined rules

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission is unable to notify its rules and finalise amendments proposed in the law governing its working after differences emerged between the commission and the provincial law department. The K-P RTI Act was passed in November 2013, and the provincial government was to devise rules in consultation with the […]

PTA all set to announce winners of Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is all set to announce the winners of Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 who prepared mobile application to help disabled persons perform necessary functions for everyday life with the help of their mobile phones. The award competition is scheduled to be held on January 31, 2017 while President of Pakistan […]

Child protection policy awaits implementation

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Islamabad – In a welfare state, where government’s primary responsibility is to ensure protection of rights of its citizens, implementation of the National Child Protection Policy seems a distant dream. Child labour in Pakistan continues unchecked. Amanullah, 13, has spent nearly seven years of his life washing vehicles of people visiting Aabpara market. Fourth in […]

Two Indus dolphins rescued

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SUKKUR: Two stranded blind Indus dolphins were rescued from Ghotki and Kamber on Friday and Saturday, respectively, and released back into the River Indus. According to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)- Pakistan, Sukkur, senior project officer Imran Malik, a team of WWF and wildlife department rescued a dolphin on Friday. The dolphin was spotted near […]

Rauf Shaikh of The News passes away

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LAHORE: Senior journalist Rauf Sheikh, Editor Coordination, The News, Lahore passed away on Saturday night. He was 59. He suffered respiratory problem as he entered the office. His condition deteriorated while being shifted to the Services Hospital. Doctors did their best to revive him, but failed. Mr Sheikh started his journalistic career from The Pakistan […]