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14th APMC festival starts at Napa

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KARACHI: Despite gridlock in several parts of the city, the three-day All Pakistan Music Conference (APMC) retained its tradition for the 14th year by hosting an eclectic sampling of classical music performances for the ahle zauq at the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) on Friday. With vocalist Urooj Saami performing raag darbari, the smell […]

RTIC commissioner retires after completing tenure

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PESHAWAR: Prof Kalim Ullah, Commissioner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information Commissioner (RTIC), retired on Friday after the completion of three years tenure. He was the first information commissioner selected from the civil society to ensure availability of the government information to citizens through the RTI law. He retired after completing his tenure as laid down […]

Piling missing persons cases in Karachi worries SHC

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The Sindh High Court expressed its concern on Friday over the increasing number of missing person cases in Karachi and directed the federal and provincial governments to make efforts for finding these people. Hearing identical petitions against the alleged detention of Mohammad Altaf, Syed Nabeel Shahid, Shafiqur Rehman, Mohammad Nadeem Abbasi, and Mohammad Javed among […]

Pemra imposes fine on channels airing fake news on Lahore blast

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Friday unanimously decided to impose a fine of Rs1 million on each national private TV channel and Rs500,000 on each regional TV channel, which had aired fake news of a bomb blast in Gulberg, Lahore on February 23, 2017. The authority also directed the management of all […]

Implementation of anti-dowry law a challenge for KP

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ISLAMABAD: Implementation of an otherwise commendable proposed law, tabled in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly by a Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker, forbidding dowry, will be a big challenge for the provincial government. Recommending a new piece of legislation and its approval by the parliament are admirable but its strict applicability always leaves much to be desired. Pakistan […]

‘Much more needs to be done for conserving wildlife’

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From 1970 till 2012, nearly 58 percent of all vertebrates including fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals have been wiped out directly as a result of human appetite and activities. If the prevailing trend continues, by 2020, the planet would have lost two-thirds of its wildlife species. “This can only be reversed if we accelerate […]

Daniel Pearl’s murderer getting all facilities under jail manual, say prison authorities

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KARACHI: All facilities guaranteed under the jail manual, including meetings with family members and lawyer, are being provided in prison to Ahmed Omar Shaikh, who was convicted to death for killing American journalist Daniel Pearl. Prison authorities stated this in a report submitted to a two-judge bench, headed by Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh, of the […]