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Time to deliver on minority rights

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If the state has to deliver on the issue of minority rights, it must start paying more attention to their personal laws for marriage and post-marriage arrangements. Christians who constitute approximately 1.6 per cent of the population suffer because of discriminate and somewhat obsolete marriage and divorce laws. For far too long the state has ignored […]

Interior ministry being evasive over enforced disappearances: NCHR

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Expressing concern over enforced disappearances in the country, the chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights (NCHR) has accused the federal interior ministry of evading responsibility in some specific cases. In certain cases, the commission contacted the interior ministry, but “they [interior ministry officials] evaded responsibility”, said retired justice Ali Nawaz Chowhan while addressing […]

Lollywood experiences major boost after Punjab Nahi Jaungi’s triumph

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LAHORE : After the massive success of the recent Eid releases, seven new Pakistani films are all set to hit screens this year and gruelling work has commenced in local film studios to make this possible. Local distributors are avoiding the release of new films in October due to the holy month of Muharram. Therefore, Sayed […]

ATC indicts four for blasphemy on social media

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ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted four out of seven suspects for allegedly publishing blasphemous content about Islam on social media. ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand arraigned the suspects, who pleaded not guilty and decided to stand trial. The suspects were brought to the court amid tight security. Subsequently, the court directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to start […]

Protected freshwater turtles confiscated

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) confiscated two protected freshwater turtle species from a pet and aquarium shop on Wednesday. On a complaint from a citizen that a vendor in Sector F-10 was selling each of the turtles for Rs1,000, a team from the IWMB raided the shop and confiscated the species. The species […]

Online info about cases to facilitate lawyers, litigants, says LHC CJ

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah on Tuesday said the Enterprise IT System is ready for online information about the cases at the Lahore High Court for the first time in the country’s history. He said they would continue making efforts to facilitate lawyers and litigants. The CJ   expressed these views […]

Religious scholars engaged in polio vaccination campaign

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ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to step up engagements with religious scholars as part of the polio vaccination campaign, after finding that half of polio victims come from religiously conservative families. Just before the polio vaccination campaigns began, some elements also became active on social media, claiming that the polio vaccine is un-Islamic and injurious […]

Thar coal project to start power generation in 2019: Sindh CM

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THARPARKAR: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that power generation, using unexploited Thar coal reserves, will commence from June, 2019, after the completion of mining work in Phase-1 of Thar Coal Block-2. The CM stated this on Tuesday while speaking at a programme to celebrate 50 percent completion of coal mining work […]