02 | February | 2017 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Daily Archives: February 2, 2017

Kashmir Solidarity Day: Wide array of folk artistry on display

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A special programme to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day titled “Kashmiri Folk Crafts: Engagement with Artisans” is underway under the aegis of Lok Virsa, which is in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) and Directorate General for Special Education. It is a part of the popular series of programmes titled “Craft of the Month” […]


Khumariyaan, Overload and Symt to perform at food festival in Lahore

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Pakistani music is back! Many may argue that music was never dead to begin with and simply went underground for a little while but all the musical performances happening in the country point to the fact that live music is resurfacing in grand style. Apart from a steady diet of independent concerts that provide listeners […]


Students asked to learn from writers, not politicians

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ISLAMABAD: Students should read books by Intizar Hussain to save their language from being tainted by that used by politicians on all sides, especially that spoken outside the Supreme Court. This was the advice Irfan Siddiqui, adviser to the prime minister on National History and Literary Heritage, gave at a literary event held on the […]


17-year-old girl raped, strangled to death

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KARACHI: A 17-year-old girl was strangled to death after being raped on Wednesday, according to police and hospital officials. They added that the body was recovered from an under-construction house in Sector D-4 of Surjani Town. The victim was identified with the help of her purse and mobile phone found at the crime scene, said […]


Beyond its mandate: Nisar takes notice of FIA booking case against bloggers

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ISLAMABAD: Interior and Narcotics Control Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken notice of a report about the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against bloggers by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). The ministry wants to know how the FIA could register a case without any inquiry. For several weeks the bloggers and their families […]


Environmental protection: Govt-run hospitals to file reports on waste disposal by Feb 4

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KARACHI: The judicial commission issued on Tuesday notices to the heads of public health facilities run by the federal and provincial governments to file reports on the disposal of hospital waste hazardous to human health and the environment. Commission head Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro of the Sindh High Court directed all the heads of the government […]


Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the arrest of Jatupat (Pai) Boonphatthararaksa

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed concern over the arrest of the Jatupat (Pai) Boonphatthararaksa under law for lese majeste (insulting the monarchy), currently under trial in a local court PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Thailand to […]