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WWF unearths online animal trade nexus

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LAHORE: An undercover survey by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) unearthed 14 social media sites and as many Facebook pages actively involved in the illegal sale of wildlife in Pakistan. On Thursday, WWF-Pakistan has unveiled a report titled An Assessment of the Scale of Illegal Wildlife Trade in Pakistan. The report is part of a larger […]

Human rights record

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WEDNESDAY saw the release of the annual report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in Islamabad. Unsurprisingly, it constitutes an indictment. It is no secret that the country’s human rights record is grim, and has been so for decades. Unhappily, a perusal of the statistics laid out in the State of Human Rights 2016 […]

Actor Javed Kodu in desperate need of help

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LAHORE: The name Javed Kodu is synonymous with comedic genius. The dwarf actor has spent nearly 45 years in the Pakistani film industry and completed over 150 films to date, along with numerous stage dramas. His impeccable comic timing and unique talent won Kodu fans the world over and he will forever be regarded as one […]

Indian channels being aired despite PEMRA’s instructions

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Kandhkot – The local cable operators continue to air the Indian content in defiance of the directives of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). PEMRA has imposed ban on airing Indian content in Pakistan, and, in this connection, it has directed the cable operators, owners of TV channels as well as radio stations not to […]

Dawn Leaks: Army’s misgivings taken care of, says Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: A day after the standoff between the civil government and the military establishment over the thorny issue of ‘Dawn Leaks’ ended, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has claimed that all “misunderstandings have been taken care of and the matter is settled now”. On Wednesday, ISPR Director-General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor ‘withdrew’ the April 29 […]

PM Nawaz, Gen Qamar offer security assurances for PEMRA staff

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ISLAMABAD: Days after the media watchdog’s chief expressed his serious concerns about alleged threats to him and employees of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa have taken notice of the issue and assured their complete support. “This is a welcome step and investigations are already […]