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Classic play ‘Kala Mainda Bhes’ graces theatres in Lahore

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LAHORE  : Classic play Kala Mainda Bhes that was staged in Lahore five years ago is being performed once again at the Ajoka theatre from September 18th to 20th. Themed around inadequate access to fresh drinking water in the Thar dessert and other regions of Sindh and Punjab, the play delves into basic survival struggles faced by inhabitants […]

Polio continues

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WITH the start of a national immunisation drive against polio on Monday, there is reason to ponder how efforts to eradicate the disease, instead of taking on an urgency, are in slow-burner mode. The campaign to immunise every last child, as is the motto of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, cannot be said to have […]

14-year-old maid found dead at employer’s house

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SANGHAR: A young domestic worker was found dead at the house of her employer on Tuesday causing her parents to raise a hue and cry and accusing the employer family of having tortured her to death. The victims’ parents told local reporters and neighbours that their 14-year-old daughter, Radha, had been working as a domestic […]

Govt urged to restore Internet access in Fata

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ISLAMABAD: Advocating the right to freedom of speech through digital mediums, Bolo Bhi – a not-for-profit geared towards advocacy, policy and research in the areas of gender rights, government transparency, Internet access, digital security and privacy – has called on the government of Pakistan, and especially institutions responsible for governance of the Federally Administered Tribal […]

Freedom of expression: Official responsible for press law alarm identified

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Arangzeb revealed on Tuesday a senior officer had been found responsible for a recent controversy about proposed amendments to the Press Council of Pakistan Ordinance to regulate the print media. Sharing the outcome of a fact-finding inquiry into the matter, she said at a news conference that […]