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‘Wildlife officials involved in markhor hunting’

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CHITRAL: A member of district council has accused the officials of wildlife department of hunting Kashmir Markhor in Chitral Gol National Park. Riaz Ahmed Dewan Begi told the session of the district council here on Wednesday that hunting of animals and cutting of green wood were banned in a national park. He said that a […]

Sindh Assembly passes bill to establish food authority

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a government bill to establish a food authority in the province to ensure provision of safe and hygienic food to the people. The Sindh Food Authority Bill, 2016, which will turn into an act once the Sindh governor gives assent to it, carries prison term and fines […]

Nisar annoyed at Facebook’s refusal to share details

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ISLAMABAD – The Interior Ministry on Wednesday showed its utter annoyance at the refusal of the Facebook administration to share details of those persons who had started malicious campaign against the superior judiciary through the social networking site. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed his sheer displeasure over refusal of the Facebook management […]

Pemra sends notices to 27 TV channels

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ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has issued show cause notices to 27 private TV channels over defiance of PEMRA’s orders of March 3, 2017. In a statement issued by PEMRA yesterday said the Authority in its 126th meeting had directed these channels to air apology on March 6, 2017 for telecasting fake […]

Social media working with freedom to lie: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday said it seemed that social media was working under freedom to lie rather than freedom of expression. He said that a comprehensive strategy should be prepared within three days to curb character assassination through social media. The minister directed the Ministry of Interior officials to […]

The Edvisory: ensuring every ambitious student makes the cut

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KARACHI: For a large chunk of international students there is nothing more satiating than when your family back home actually recognises the name of the university that you tussled so hard to get into. And let’s face it, Ivy League colleges characteristically fit the bill. Ivy “Harvard, always Harvard!” says Zil Lakhani, without hesitation when asked […]

Top court stays trial in Tayyaba torture case

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ISLAMABAD: The apex court has temporarily stopped the trial pertaining to alleged torture of a ten-year-old maid, Tayyaba, and directed the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to consider whether the accused — a former sessions judge and his wife — be tried by a lower court in Islamabad or the IHC itself. Hearing the suo motu case […]