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18-day Napa festival opens with Hotel Propaganda

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KARACHI: The sixth National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) International Theatre and Music Festival opened here on Thursday evening with Brigel Gjoka’s Hotel Propaganda. Mr Gjoka, a German director and choreographer, collaborated with local artists from Napa to direct the play. Hotel Propaganda, an absurdist dance performance revolving around a nameless hotel owner, opens in […]


Speakers stress provision of rights to home-based workers

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KARACHI – Representatives of trade unions, government officials, employers and civil society activists on Thursday demanded the government to provide all labour and constitutional rights to home-based workers. Speaking at a one-day provincial conference on Home Based Workers (HBWs) on ‘Finalisation of the Implementation of Strategy for HBWs in Sindh,’, jointly organised by HomeNet Pakistan, […]


Report along with RTI draft bill submitted to Senate

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ISLAMABAD: A report along with the draft of Right to Information (RTI) Bill 2016 was laid in the Senate on Thursday. The RTI Bill is aimed at enabling citizens to access information about federal government departments, Parliament, judiciary and government-funded NGOs as well. Chairman Special Committee of the Senate on RTI Senator Farhatullah Babar submitted […]


Tender to revamp Karachi Zoo awarded to foreign firm

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An international firm was handed over the Rs300 million tender to refurbish the Karachi Zoo, The News was informed by Sindh Project Director Niaz Soomro on Thursday. According to Soomro he would be provided the working papers for the project by coming Monday. However, he doubt work on the project could be started soon since […]


Facebook delegation to visit Pakistan to address blasphemous content reservations

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ISLAMABAD: Popular social networking website Facebook on Thursday said it would send a team to Pakistan to help resolve the country’s reservations over ‘blasphemous and objectionable’ material on its web pages. An interior ministry spokesperson said that the Facebook management was aware of Pakistan’s reservations and wanted to resolve the issue through mutual consultation and dialogue. […]


Govt will do all to end blasphemy: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Thursday said culprits of blasphemy were the enemies of humanity and will be dealt with firmly and ultimately. The government was fully prepared to take strict action against blasphemers and the whole nation stands with the government in this fight, he said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of […]


Pakistan Press Foundation concern over the criminal charges on Canadian Journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada has expressed serious concern over the criminal charges on  Justin Brake, reporter and editor for The Independent.ca, for his reporting on the Indigenous occupation of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric construction project in October 2016. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged […]