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Pakistan ranks low on care for childhood

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ISLAMABAD: Among a total of 172 countries favourable for raising kids, Pakistan ranks 148th, falling behind its regional neighbours like India, Iran and China, revealed a first-of-its-kind report titled ‘Stolen Childhoods 2017’ launched on Thursday. The study ranks countries according to their children’s health, education and protection status. According to the report, Pakistan outranked Afghanistan by […]

Police launch online tenancy registration system

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ISLAMABAD: If you have had to stand in lines at police stations in the capital to submit details of your tenant or landlord, there is good news. Now you can register yourself via a web portal. The Islamabad Police, to facilitate residents of the capital, has launched an online registration system for tenants and landlords to […]

Rights activists demand action against landlord occupying Sujawal lake

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KARACHI: Civil society activists and fishermen based in Sujawal district held a press conference on Thursday at the Karachi Press Club, demanding action against a landlord who, they alleged, had illegally occupied a lake in the district and barred hundreds of fishermen from earning a livelihood from the lake. The presser was jointly organised by […]

Regulating social media

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The arrival of the internet is, no doubt, the most defining moment in our history. Social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp, have become powerful instruments to play a prominent role in fuelling social change – both negative and positive. Digital technology and social media had facilitated Obama’s presidential election campaign.  It also […]

SC directs high court to settle PBA plea by June 5

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The Supreme Court on Thursday heard appeals filed by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) against the directives issued by Pemra regarding dramas, morning shows, advertisements and Ramazan transmissions. IHC Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui had, through an order on March 17, appointed a committee comprising the secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, chairman and DG Technical […]

Emerging novelist brings sing-along fantasy adventure to Pakistan

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KARACHI  : A fact that can’t be denied is that there is a dearth of good writers in Pakistan. We haven’t produced anything iconic and memorable in the last decade. But with the new generation being more exposed to literature and visual media from around the world, more young writers are coming up as a ray […]

Pakistani journalist working for Iranian news agency attacked

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ISLAMABAD: A 25-year-old journalist — Zeshan Ali, who works for the Iranian news agency IRNA — was injured after being tortured by two armed men here on Thursday. Muhammad Raza Monafi, IRNA’s bureau chief in Islamabad, told Dawn that Mr Ali after covering usual events of Ramazan in Sector G-9 was returning to the agency’s […]