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Monthly Archives: August 2017

High time to end enforced disappearances: HRCP

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PESHAWAR: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Wednesday said that it is high time Pakistan took robust measures to end the illegal practice of enforced disappearance and brought to justice the perpetrators. In a statement released to the media, HRCP said that the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30, holds particular […]


Karachi on edge as new monsoon system finally sweeps in

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After another hot and humid day that saw the mercury hitting 38.5 degrees Celsius in the city, many localities received rain with strong winds on Wednesday night, plunging several areas into darkness, as weather pundits forecast intermittent rains to continue until Friday evening. Citizens remained perplexed the entire day after the Met Office’s prediction of […]


‘Punjab Nahi Jaungi’ review: Simply put, it is a Mehwish Hayat film

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KARACHI    : “Story is king” is the most common yet the most imperative advice given in the film-making world. No amount of technical expertise, glitter and glamour, star power or grandiose sets could ever salvage a bad script. And perhaps Nadeem Beyg is one of the few local film-makers who understands that notion and his latest […]


Number of 3G, 4G users reaches 42.998 million by end-July 2017

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Number of 3G and 4G users in Pakistan reached 42.998 million by end-July 2017 against 42.084 million by June 2017, said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The number of mobile phone users in Pakistan reached 139.781 million by end-July 2017 compared to 139.758 million by end of June, which registered an increase of 23,638 users during […]


Classroom punishment

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The case of a four-year-old boy in Multan experiencing temporary hearing loss because his teacher blew a figurative gasket upon being unable to manage his classroom is disgraceful. The student became a scapegoat for the collective behaviour of the class. The problems with this issue are multifaceted, the primary of which is the adherence to corporal punishment in […]


‘Restricting free expression helps spread of militant narratives’

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ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar on Tuesday said freedom of expression is the basic requirement to counter the narrative of extremists but in Pakistan it remains badly affected because of a lack of trust on the state as the citizens even hesitate reporting incidents that have happened to them. Speaking at a seminar, ‘Countering violent extremism […]


Maps of skin and spirit opens

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KARACHI: Make no mistake: Pakistani art has hit a purple patch. The kind of work that the country’s artists are doing can be bracketed with the artworks produced in any other part of the world, simply because the bulk of their work is influenced and inspired by the sociopolitical strife that Pakistan has had to […]


Two more dengue patients die in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Two more persons died of dengue fever here on Tuesday as suspected patients continued to visit the hospitals with symptoms of the vector-borne ailment, said doctors. So far 12 persons have died of the ailment caused by bites of infected mosquitoes since the outbreak of the disease in early July. Lal Bacha, 60, a […]


‘Sayonee’ suited my voice well: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

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KARACHI  : Rahat Fateh Ali Khan held a press conference, making several announcements. The qawwali maestro first shared that in commemoration of the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s 20th death anniversary this year, he has begun 48 concerts worldwide, in accordance with 48 years of Ustad Nusrat’s life. “I feel like the new generation should remember and witness the […]


Railway introduces duplicate ticketing

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LAHORE: For the first time, commuters opting to travel by trains will now be able to get a duplicate ticket. The duplicate ticket generation system was formally inaugurated jointly by Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafique and Pakistan Railways Chief Executive Officer Javed Anwar at a ceremony at the PR headquarters on Monday. Under the […]


Four-year-old suffers temporary hearing loss after being beaten by teacher

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MULTAN: Asim, the father of the child, told The Express Tribune that his son studied at a school supported by the Pakistan Education Foundation (PEF). “Teacher Muhammad Imran had beat my son Fahad for making noise in the classroom in his (teacher’s)absence.” “I got a phone call from the school that my son fell unconscious due to extremely hot […]


Intense heatwave, followed by showers likely in Karachi

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ISLAMABAD: The monsoon season, which was earlier practiced to have entered its weaker phase this month, is now gaining momentum in Pakistan once again. The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Monday warned that there is a possible threat of intense heat wave followed by flash flooding in lower Sindh, including Karachi and eastern Balochistan. Considering […]


Assuring right to Information

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In a major step towards establishing transparency and accountability, the Senate has unanimously passed ‘Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017’. Based on well-recognized principles of maximum disclosures and minimum exemptions, the bill strikes a right balance between national security and public interest. The result of months of deliberations by experienced and rights-oriented members of […]


Coke Studio 10: Hits and Misses

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Mekaal Hasan rescues episode three from oblivion. Three episodes and 12 songs later, Coke Studio, Pakistan’s most disputed music production that is presently in its tenth incarnation, feels congested and out of ideas. The multiple music director(s) format introduced last year and pursued vehemently again this year has led to a sonic landscape that feels […]