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FIR lodged against unknown blasphemers on IHC order

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ISLAMABAD: On the directions of Islamabad High Court (IHC) to initiate legal action against the blasphemers on social media, Ramna Police Station has lodged an FIR against unknown persons involved in creating pages like Bhainsa, Mochi and Roshni. The FIR produced before the court has been lodged on the complaint of SHO Ramna police station […]

PPF seeks justice for Mexican journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, expressed serious concern over the brutal murder of a journalist Cecilio Pineda Birto on March 2 in Altamirano city, Guerrero state. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Mexico, to thoroughly investigate and bring to justice, the perpetrators […]

National Forest Policy finalised, Climate Change Authority to be set up soon

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LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Environment Syed Rizwan Mahboob has said that the Climate Change Authority will be established soon while the National Forest Policy has also been finalised. Addressing the first-ever international conference on “Emerging Trends in Earth and Environmental Sciences (ETEES) 2017” organised by the Punjab University’s College of Earth and Environmental […]

Fawad Khan to return to music with mega Pepsi project

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KARACHI: The battle of fizzy drinks has begun.  If Coke is tuning instruments for the anniversary episode of Coke Studio, Pepsi is all set to make a show-stopping entry into the music industry. Sources tell The Express Tribune that Pepsi will formally launch their music venture soon which is going to be their biggest advent into music […]

NA passes landmark bill to recognise, register marriages of Hindu families

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016 to recognise and register the marriages among Hindu families by local governments. The bill moved by Minister for Human Rights, Kamran Michael, provides for solemnisation of marriages by Hindu families and for matters ancillary and incidental, thereto. The bill has already been passed […]

State tortured him ‘for pleasure’, says activist

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London –  A liberal Pakistani activist who went missing earlier this year has said a “government institution” with links to the military held him and tortured him. Waqass Goraya, one of five activists who disappeared in early January, told the BBC he was tortured “for pleasure”. The activists were freed after several weeks – but […]

Nisar threatens to block social media websites

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ISLAMABAD – Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday warned the administration of social networking sites to take off blasphemous content, or their access will permanently be blocked in Pakistan. The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday had ordered the government to block access to the blasphemous content on the social media. On Thursday, the […]