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Ghizer girl dies of alleged torture by teacher

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GILGIT: An 11-year-old girl student died here on Monday allegedly due to violence by a female teacher in a government school in Ghizer district, police said. Ghizer police arrested the teacher and started investigation into the case. SP Ghizer Faisal Zahoor told mediapersons that the parents of the victim, a student of girls middle school […]


World Day Against Child Labour: Issues of children grossly neglected, says Aziz

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ISLAMABAD:  “The issues of children are grossly neglected in this country even though they constitute 50 per cent of the total population,” this message of Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz was read out at an event organsied by Wafaqi Mohtasib, UNICEF and ILO on Monday at a local hotel to mark […]


UNHCR goes back on hospital funding promise, PA told

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PESHAWAR: The UN refuge agency has backed out of its commitment to provide funds for the reconstruction of a women and children’s hospital in Kohat district, the provincial Assembly was informed on Monday. During general discussion on the budget for financial year 2017-18, MPA Ziaullah Bangash of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf told the house that the […]


Murdered journalist: Facebook accounts spreading negativity blocked

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HARIPUR: The Facebook accounts spreading negativity and hatred on social media about the murdered journalist Bakhshish Elahi are being blocked after his murder. The social and media circles of Haripur have discovered the Facebook accounts involved in negative propaganda against the murdered journalist, requesting that these accounts must be thoroughly investigated in the process of […]


Journalists protest against targeted killing of colleague

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PESHAWAR: The journalist community of Peshawar on Monday held a protest demonstration outside the press club against the targeted killing of Haripur-based journalist Bakhshish Elahi, and demanded arrest of their colleague’s killers. Holding banners and placards inscribed with slogans decrying the killing of Elahi, the media persons demanded the early arrest of his killers and […]


Assault of Tribune staffer: Three suspects remanded into police custody

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate remanded on Monday three suspects into police custody for allegedly manhandling The Express Tribune staffer Zubair Ashraf on Saturday. The Defence police presented Majnon, Ghulam Shabbir and Altaf Hussain before the District South judicial magistrate and sought their remand. Investigation officer Ali Raza Hashmi told the judge that the suspects were arrested […]


Meeting Shoaib Mansoor was a surreal experience

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Television actor Zarrar Khan, who featured in a string of successful Pakistani plays before settling down in Dubai, will be making a comeback as well as a silver screen debut in Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna. Let’s recap things a bit. Zarrar Khan began his career with Pakistan Television in 2003 and went on to work in […]