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Doctor, four others held for ‘torturing’ maid

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KARACHI: A doctor and her husband along with their three relatives were arrested for allegedly subjecting a teenage maidservant to brutal torture at their home in Defence Housing Authority, officials said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old girl, a resident of Qayyumabad, had suffered burn injuries inflicted by hot iron, said Dara­kshan SHO Aurangzeb Khattak. She had […]

City administration vows zero tolerance for refusals in upcoming anti-polio drive

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KARACHI: With the city’s first polio case of the year reported at the end of last month, the Karachi administration has decided in principle to not accept any refusals, either by parents or guardians, during the latest vaccination drive that is to commence on September 16 and aims to cover 2.2 million children in 188 […]

Marriyum inaugurates Asia Film Festival

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ISLAMABAD – Minister of State for Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday inaugurated the first ever Asia Peace Film Festival in Pakistan, which is being participated by about 50 countries to screen about 940 films. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the festival, being held at Pakistan National Council of the Arts under the […]

Polluted water

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It is hardly a surprise that the freshwater resources of the Asia-Pacific region are facing high levels of pollutions. According to a UN report, over 80 percent of the region’s rivers are in ‘poor health’. The statistics are alarming. Freshwater resources, such as rivers, have become contaminated with a number of   pollutants, including organic, nutrients, […]

Tackling online harassment? There is an app for that

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In a bid to tackle online harassment against women and other marginalised groups, a local media group launched an Android-based mobile application to tackle the scourge. Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD) launched their application, Mauvin, in Islamabad on Wednesday with the aim of bringing community members to tackle the issue together. Technical assistance for the app development was […]

Media foiling extra-constitutional attacks: Marriyum

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RAWALPINDI: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday said that media is playing a crucial role in eliminating the menace of terrorism and foiling the extra-constitutional attacks on democracy in the country. Addressing a media workshop, she said that the government is taking bold steps to ensure protection and security of working […]

Pemra warns channels against picking fake news from social media

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued advice to all Satellite TV channels over airing fake news reports on July 17, 2017 regarding the killing of Indian soldiers at India-China border. Airing of such content is in violation of several clauses of Pemra Ordinance 2002 as amended by the Pemra (Amendment) Act […]

Minister vows to unmask architects of anti-press law

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RAWALPINDI: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday promised to take action against the officials who came up with the draft of an anti-press law, even if it meant losing her ministry. “An inquiry had been ordered against officials who tried to pit government against the media, and they will be punished accordingly after the report […]