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Islamabad hospitals admit 19 confirmed dengue patients

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Islamabad : As many as 19 confirmed patients of dengue fever have been admitted at the public sector hospitals in the federal capital for treatment in last one week however majority of these patients are not residents of Islamabad. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Tuesday has revealed that so far, a total of 13 […]

Media urged to support Pakistan’s position on Afghanistan

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Islamabad  :Experts on Tuesday has said Pakistani media should also come forward to support Pakistan’s position on Afghanistan, as our country should not be treated as a scapegoat for failure of US policy in Afghanistan. Talking to ‘The News’, Dr Usman Ali, a university professor has said that the much awaited Trump policy on Afghanistan […]

CSOs voice concern over curtailment of NCHR’s powers

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The Representatives of civil society organizations (CSO) have voiced concerns over the curtailment of powers of National Commission for Human Rights by making amendments into the relevant rules. They demanded of the federal government to ensure administrative and financial autonomy of the commission as well as restoration of its previous status. Speaking at a news […]

Senate passes right to information bill

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ISLAMABAD: The long-pending Right of Access to Information Bill finally saw the light of day on Tuesday when the upper house of parliament adopted it unanimously. If implemented, the bill would give people – including the media – access to public record. However, there will still be some limitations in obtaining access to the material that […]

Lok Virsa child artist group visits China

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Islamabad: A cultural troupe of Lok Virsa’s child star artists reached China to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Youth Arts Exhibition Exchange. The young artists will reflect the Pakistani culture and will perform at different events taking place during the exhibition at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Youth Arts Exhibition Exchange at Beijing. The […]

Our polarised media

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Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world where the electronic media industry has mushroomed over a relatively short period of time. But, perhaps, it is only country where the professional standards in this very industry have declined so rapidly. We can easily trace the various shades of journalism, from yellow to red, […]