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Giant blue whale spotted with calf off Churna Island

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KARACHI: A giant blue whale has recently been spotted along with its baby off Churna Island, Balochistan, the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) reported on Thursday. This was the first live sighting of the blue whale, stated the organisation, which had earlier reported sighting of a sperm whale pair off Jiwani. The blue whale […]

Human Rights Foundation’s office bearers elected

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SHIKARPUR- New office-bearers of Human Rights Foundation were elected in a meeting held here at its office on Thursday.  The meeting was presided over by Zulfikar Ali Soomro, the coordinator of HRFP of Shikarpur. Advocate Shamsuddin Shaikh was elected as President, Dr Altaf Memon as Senior Vice President, Altaf Jhullan as Vice President, Barkat Ali […]

Coal mines in Balochistan out of bounds to inspection teams

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QUETTA: Rising number of deaths in mining accidents in Balochistan highlights the low level of safety in the province’s coal mines, many of which are unregistered and out of bounds to officials of the Inspectorate of Mines. In the last one week, three coal mine accidents were reported in Balochistan in which eight labourers lost their lives. […]

Govt again fails to secure passage of right to information bill

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ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday failed to secure the passage of the long-awaited Right of Access to Information Bill 2017 from the National Assembly for a second consecutive day due to a lack of quorum. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the Senate on Aug 23, was taken up clause-wise on Wednesday, but could […]

Heidelberg Project-inspired Munaqqash unveiled at National Museum

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KARACHI: The National Museum of Pakistan saw much activity on Thursday with the unveiling of a project spearheaded by IAmKarachi to make art more accessible. Titled Munaqqash (painted or coloured), the project is inspired by the Heidelberg Project in Detroit, an outdoor art installation that has been working to improve and transform lives from 1986. […]

Sindh drafts law to regulate registration of papers, printing presses, books

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KARACHI: With the concurrent list abolished in the wake of the adoption of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Sindh government has drafted a law to regulate registration of newspapers, news agencies, printing presses and books that on paper appears to be tougher than the existing laws. “By regulating printing presses in the province, […]

Congo fever claims life of 35-year-old Quetta native

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A 35-year-old man hailing from Quetta died of the Congo Crimean Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) at a private hospital in Karachi on Wednesday, while another Congo fever patient – a teenager from Quetta – was admitted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s intensive care unit in critical condition on Thursday, officials of the Sindh Health Department […]

Any bar on media coverage of references hearing to raise doubts

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ISLAMABAD: Transparency of trial of high profile references against deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and others will be severely marred if Islamabad’s accountability court barred the media from covering it as per its professional calls to inform the public at large about it. Judge Mohammad Bashir did not permit reporters to be present in the […]

Dawn website grabs titles at WAN-IFRA Awards

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Herald Publications (Dawn website) won two awards at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017. The association announced winners at the WAN-IFRA India conference in Chennai on Wednesday. The media group’s digital publication won the silver and bronze titles in the Best […]