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Mob thrashes boy accusing him of blasphemy

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FAISALABAD: A Christian teenager was brutally beaten up by a mob in Gujranwala on Sunday over accusations of committing blasphemy. AS*, 16, was rescued by police and then shifted to the Ali Pur Chattha police station where he was booked under Section 295-B of the Pakistan Penal Code – punishable with life imprisonment – on the […]


Children’s lives at risk as some life-saving drugs disappear from market

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KARACHI: Some life-saving medicines have almost disappeared from the market, putting the lives of thousands of children at risk, it emerged on Sunday. According to doctors, the drugs are used for the treatment of various genetic disorders, the most common among them is Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), a family of inherited disorders affecting the adrenal […]


Number of dengue patients soars to 900 in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: As number of dengue patients rose to 900 in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided on Sunday to take help from the medical teams from Punjab to overcome dengue. KP Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai has informed Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Health, Khawaja Imran Nazir about it. According to details, […]


‘Promotion of literature, book reading vital to peace, tolerance in society’

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ISLAMABAD: Promotion of social sciences, literature and book reading are vital to promote peace and tolerance in the society. It was stated by Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik renowned academician, writer and columnist who shared his life time experiences during a dialogue organised by Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Alumni Association on Sunday. The event was attended by […]


Media’s bias cannot be ignored: editors, analysts

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KARACHI: Editors, analysts and senior journalists of newspapers have said that the bias of media could not be ignored, adding that, however, the situation of media had transformed over time. They said that first it was significant to analyse the meaning of being unbiased. Then, the dialogue around ‘being unbiased’ must be continued and the […]