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APNS thanks PM for okaying 15pc increase in ad rates

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Lahore – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society has thanked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for approving 15 percent increase in the government advertisement rates for newspapers. “APNS President Sarmad Ali and Secretary General Umer Mujib Shami, on behalf of the society officebearers and members, have expressed profound gratitude to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his kind […]

Book festival in Gwadar

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LITERARY, film and theatre festivals are now very much an essential part of the cultural calendar of Pakistan’s metropolitan cities. Throughout the year, such events take place in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, where literati gather to discuss the questions of the day and artists display their work for the public. However, in the country’s secondary […]

New KUJ office-bearers elected

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The new office-bearers of the Karachi Union of Journalists were elected on Saturday. In the polls that were held at the Karachi Press Club from 9am to 5pm, Hasan Mansoor of The Progressive panel was elected the president with 278 votes. He beat Khurshid Abbasi of The Panel who fetched 212 votes. Shamim Bano and […]

Polio resurfaces in south Punjab

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BAHAWALPUR: As a four years old minor boy from Lodhran has tested positive for polio, health authorities describe it the first such case of 2017 in Punjab. No polio case was reported in the province in 2016. Ali Hasan s/o Muhammad Afzal of Chak 15-M, Dunyapur tehsil of Lodhran district, was admitted to the Civil […]

Commissions of Inquiry Bill: Senate panel approves controversial bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice has endorsed the controversial Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016. If passed by the upper house, the bill would bring powers of fact-finding bodies at a par with civil and criminal courts. The inquiry commissions will also have the authority to constitute international teams and seek international […]

KMC, WWF-P to make city climate-resilient

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KARACHI: To promote alternative energy options, build climate resilience, aim to conserve nature and ecological processes and ensure sustainable use of natural resources in the city, the World Wide Fund (WWF)-Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Wednesday with the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC). Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar and regional head of WWF-P for Sindh […]

Court orders FPSC to conduct CSS exam in Urdu next year

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed the Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC) on Tuesday to conduct Central Superior Services (CSS) examination in the Urdu language next year. The Supreme Court had passed a similar judgement in 2015. On Tuesday, Justice Atir Mahmood took up a petition filed by Advocate Saifur Rehman who has applied for […]

Media worker’s killing

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THE death of a 22-year-old cameraman who worked for Samaa TV has led to the usual round of condemnation. Officials, right up to the level of prime minister, have condemned the death of young Taimur, who like so many media workers must have felt the pressure that is exerted by media houses on their employees […]

Two police teams formed to investigate deadly attack on DSNG

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KARACHI: A formal police investigation was launched into the deadly attack on the vehicle of a TV news channel on Sunday, with two separate teams of investigators being formed on Monday as the chief minister sought daily progress report of the investigation, while the interior minister assured the TV channel of early arrest of the […]