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Sindh leads in number of casualties from sectarian violence in three months: report

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“The province had the highest number of casualties from sectarian violence during this period [Jan-March] followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Punjab,” said the first quarterly report prepared by the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), a think tank. It said that during the same period last year, 79 people were killed in sectarian […]


Imran accuses govt of harassing social media activists

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday accused the federal government of abusing the cybercrime law to victimise his party’s social media activists. “Govt abusing cybercrime law to politically victimise PTI social media activists by threatening/arresting them. Unacceptable in a democracy,” Mr Khan posted on Twitter following the arrest of Salar Kakar, a […]


ARY CEO with travel documents summoned in court today

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ISLAMABAD: ARY CEO Salman Iqbal is to appear and produce his passport containing entry and exit immigration stamps, etc, in the court of Islamabad additional district & sessions judge (ADSJ) here today. The court during the earlier hearing directed Salman Iqbal to produce travel documents on the next date of hearing on May 18 as […]


‘Technology can ensure sustainable future for tuna fisheries’

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Most developing countries lack the capacity to address the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, mainly due to an unavailability of research data, financial constraints and lack of access to modern technology. This was an observation made by speakers during the first day of a training workshop, titled ‘Improving Transparency and Traceability in […]


Ailing peafowls: Wildlife dept claims hype being created over death toll

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KARACHI: After the death of more than 300 ailing peafowls in Thar since February due to Newcastle disease, officials of wildlife department have become active, claiming that the actual figure of the deaths is only 72. The teams have started operating in various areas of Mithi, Diplo, Nangarparkar, Islamkot and Chachhro to protect the peafowls from […]


Fake news

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A day after erroneously tweeting a picture showing Tariq Fatemi with government officials during a meeting with Chinese nationals in Beijing, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naeemul Haq offered a rare apology for falsely claiming that Mr Fatemi, who was sacked for his role in the Dawn leaks controversy, had gone to the Chinese capital with […]


Nawa-i-Waqt staffer shot dead

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LAHORE – A staffer of daily Nawa-i-Waqt was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen at his Dera in Manawan police limits on Wednesday afternoon. The body was shifted to the morgue for autopsy. The deceased was identified by police as 35-year-old Amir Shakeel, a designer at Nawa-i-Waqt and resident of Eden Society. Police investigators said […]


Balochistan: Slain journalist Gul’s family awaiting justice since five years

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KARACHI, May 18: No progress is still seen in the murder case of slain journalist Razzaq Gul, a district correspondent of Express News TV channel from Turbat, Balochistan province of Pakistan, as the police have badly failed to apprehend any assailant despite lapse of five years. According to Turbat police, Gul’s murder case has been […]


PPF voiced against media freedom in the Thailand, Iran and Tanzania

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) voiced concern over the violation of Media freedom in the Thailand, Iran and Tanzania. On May 15, 2017, PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand expressed serious concerns over the detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul […]


‫مقتول صحافی رزاق گل کے اہل خانہ پانچ سال سے انصاف کے منتظر

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کراچی، 18 مئی: پاکستان کے صوبہ بلوچستان کے شہر تربت میں ایکسپریس نیوز ٹی وی کے ضلعی نامہ نگار مقتول صحافی رزاق گل  کے مقدمہ  میں ابھی تک کوئی پیش رفت نہیں   ہو سکی ، پانچ سال کا طویل عرصہ گزرجانے  کے باوجود پولیس کسی بھی حملہ آور کو گرفتار کرنے میں ناکام رہی ہے۔ […]