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Karachi receives moderate to heavy showers

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KARACHI: The city received moderate to heavy showers Monday afternoon in most of its areas as a result of low pressure lying in Bay of Bengal. The rains mitigated the temperature in Karachi, resulting in a pleasant weather. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department spokesperson, Abdul Rashid, the highest rainfall was recorded in Landhi at 6mm, […]

83 cases of enforced disappearances reported this month, claims rights body

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HYDERABAD: Around 160 people, including political and nationalist workers, students, rights activists, common citizens and persons affiliated with religious outfits, are missing in Sindh. Some of these disappearances, an overwhelming majority of which is believed to be enforced ones, are up to nine years old. However, a dramatic spiral in the alleged incidents of enforced disappearances […]

Coke Studio 10: Mangling classics, ‘Sufi’ disasters and other moments

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Clearly, Coke Studio, a TV production featuring some of the most prominent names from Pakistan’s musical landscape, even in its tenth season, is going strong, at least in terms of statistics. A million hits here, half a million there, the numbers are used as a pretext to keep the production going and to show-off its […]

Protecting the whistleblower

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In passing the Public Interest Disclosures Bill, 2017, the National Assembly has attempted to rectify one of the omissions in the Right to Information draft bill being considered by parliament. The bill aims to provide protection to whistleblowers who make public any corruption, criminal activity or wrongdoing by those in power. Whistleblowers are a vital […]

Dengue outbreak: K-P welcomes support teams from Punjab

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RAWALPINDI / PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai has welcomed the teams sent by the Punjab government for providing support against the dengue outbreak in Peshawar. “Teams sent by the Punjab government have expressed their willingness to work according to the plan laid out by the K-P government,” said the health minister while addressing […]