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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnap attempt

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Pakistani journalist Taha Siddiqui managed to evade an abduction attempt in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, by armed men in two cars, who intercepted him as he was on his way to airport in the morning on January 10.   According to Siddiqui who reports for France 24, New York Times, The Guardian and other international publications,  armed men stopped and […]

IHC rejects plea to withdraw case against TV anchor

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench here on Wednesday rejected an application to withdraw a petition that had been filed seeking lifetime ban on anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain for using electronic and social media for his hate speeches, justifying violence and public disorder. The petition was filed by a citizen Muhammad Abbas through […]

Call to improve outdated water, sanitation system

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KARACHI – Only 5 per cent water is used for drinking and 5 per cent for other living things while 90 per cent is used for agriculture sector. Water share for domestic use especially in Karachi could be improved by reducing water wastages in agriculture sector. This was the crux of a seminar on the […]

INGOs ‘can operate until decision on their appeals’

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ISLAMABAD: Just when the deadline for international non-governmental organisations to wind up their operations in the country approaches near, the interior ministry has announced that those bodies who have appealed against the decision can continue to carry on their work. The deadline to pack up operations for 21 INGOs is going to end on January […]

Material uploaded on social media during Aga Khan’s visit ‘not profane’

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CHITRAL: The inquiry team, probing uploading of controversial material on social media, has given its recommendations after three weeks deliberations. The controversial material, uploaded last month on social media, created unrest among the people across the district. Briefing the local journalists about the recommendations of the team after its concluding session, District Police Officer Mansoor […]

Journalist escapes abduction attempt

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ISLAMABAD: A journalist narrowly escaped an abduction attempt in broad daylight on the busy Islamabad Expressway, but local police have not yet registered an FIR. Taha Siddiqui, 33, who works for several international media outlets, was on his way to the airport on Wednesday morning when the cab carrying him was intercepted by armed men […]