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DNA report of minor girl’s rape still pending, Khuhro tells PA

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KARACHI: Despite a lapse of approximately four mon­ths the DNA test report has not yet been received owing to which the culprit(s) who raped, tortured and almost killed a minor girl have not yet been caught, said Sindh Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nisar Khuhro. He was responding to the legislators’ queries during the Question Hour that […]


1,340 children have died in Thar since 2014, court told

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KARACHI: The provincial health authorities admitted before the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday that 1,340 children have died in drought-hit areas of Tharparkar since 2014. Therefore, a two-judge bench directed the provincial chief secretary, health secretary and others to submit a detailed report on implementation of the court-appointed commission’s recommendations to mitigate the situation in […]


Crabbing in mangroves no better than fishing in troubled waters

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HYDERABAD: It is true that rough seas make good sailors but they also make bad fishermen as hostile weather conditions not only make it impossible for the latter to catch their livelihoods but also pose a risk to their lives. The changing sea weather patterns, rising mercury, and strong winds have forced marine fishermen to […]


TV plays that ruled the ratings chart in April

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Whether it’s a game show, a reality show or a drama serial, at the end of the day everything boils down to ratings. In a desire to win the ratings game, producers happily compromise on the quality or content of the show if it’s generating high numbers and earning them enough money. It seems as […]


Tolerance and the media

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My previous article, ‘Tolerant Pakistan’ was very well-received. All the peace-loving segments of society supported my viewpoint that prosperity cannot be achieved without ensuring a tolerant society based on equal rights and social justice. In order to ensure that Pakistan moves towards a bright future, we need to make Quaid-e-Azam’s August 11, 1947 speech our […]


Global cyberattack

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Digital security has been at the centre of many a discussion after a number of pre-elections hacks, including the US and French elections. If there were any doubts about whether the world has done enough to protect the vast troves of data existing in digital servers, a resounding answer was provided recently when a ransomware […]


ARY CEO appears before court after three years

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ISLAMABAD: Finally! After issuance of two arrest warrants, scores of summons and directions from the court, ARY CEO Salman Iqbal here Thursday appeared before the court of additional district & session judge (ADSJ) three years after initiation of the legal proceedings where IMCL has filed a criminal complaint against the TV channel for leveling false, […]