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Include transgender persons in census, orders LHC

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Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah on Monday directed the authorities concerned to count transgender people in the national census to be held in March this year. The order was issued on a petition moved by a transgender for enforcement of his community’s basic rights including inclusion in upcoming census and […]

BLA’s social media head surrenders

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QUETTA: Former social media head for the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) surrendered to the state during a ceremony held by the Frontier Corps on Monday. Balakh Sher Badeni said he had joined the BLA as a young immature boy. The ceremony took place on Monday at the FC Madadgar Centre in the presence of […]

‘Pakistan has enough water for winter’

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ISLAMABAD: Recent rains and snow would ensure that there is enough water for the winter farming season, though the situation would worsen before it improves as the current cold spell is expected to intensify in the coming days. This was stated by Dr Ghulam Rasul, vice president of Asia-Pacific Region of World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), while […]

Activists agitate against ‘enforced disappearance’ of bloggers

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Voicing their concerns over the recent disappearance of progressive social media activists – believed to be abducted – several rights and political activists gathered outside the Karachi Press Club on Monday demanding that the authorities should take immediate steps to rescue them and secure the constitutional and democratic right to freedom of expression in the […]

Pemra initiates debate on code of conduct

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Monday launched “Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility” with the collaboration of media houses to improve the performance of the PEMRA with an open discussion on Electronic Media Code of Conduct 2015 to bridge the gap between the regulatory authority and its relevant stakeholders. Renowned anchors, journalists and media […]

Women’s harassment app

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A woman in Bengaluru, India was walking home one night when she entered a secluded street. Two men on motorbikes turned onto the street. One got off and grabbed her, molested her and then both of them attempted to carry her off. When she resisted, they threw her on the ground with a menacing thud and rode off. All this […]

Percept Media partners with Menras

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KARACHI: Percept Media has joined hands with Menras FZC as its partner in GCC Countries. This new venture will be looking after event & conference services rendered by ministry, trade organisation, associations, chamber of commerce and local clients. According to M Dawar Ali Khan, CEO, Percept Media, 2017 is going to be a progressive year […]

Private media not invited

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Office has reportedly invited only official media to the function organized to unveil the much-delayed an incentive package for exporters finalized after several rounds of negotiations. When contacted an official of Prime Minister’s Office stated that as per his information as usual only the official media would cover the event. Prime Minister […]

Four bloggers, social media activists go missing in Pakistan

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Four bloggers and social media activists went missing from Islamabad, the federal capital, and Lahore and Nankana Sahib in Punjab province in Pakistan. Salman Haider, an academic, journalist and rights activist who also writes a blog for the website of DAWN newspaper, went missing on Friday, January 6, from Islamabad.  Ahmed Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed […]

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