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Daily Archives: February 22, 2018

Twitter wars after apex court verdict

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LAHORE – Nearly one million tweets were made on social media website Twitter after the Supreme court announced the verdict that an individual disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan could not serve as head of a political party. The short order was announced by a three-judge Supreme court (SC) bench […]

K-P bans demand of dowries

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to end the archaic practice of paying dowry, the provincial legislature on Wednesday passed a law banning the groom’s family from demanding dowry from the bride’s family. It made the offence punishable with up to two months in prison or a fine of at least Rs300,000 or both. The bill, titled […]

Child protection institutes across Pakistan demanded

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Islamabad: Child Rights Movement (CRM) National Secretariat conducted a press conference at Press Club Islamabad here on Wednesday to call for the need for accelerated measures needed by the government to curb child sexual abuse in Pakistan. CRM, a network of civil society organisations and activists working for the promotion and protection of child rights […]

CPNE seminar seeks media role in creating harmony among institutions

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Independent media is vital to strengthen democracy while it should also play its role in creating harmony among institutions instead of fanning differences in state organs. Speakers expressed these views while addressing a seminar titled “Challenges faced by the country and role of media,” here on Wednesday organised by the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors […]

Contempt proceedings against anchorperson dropped after apology

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ISLAMABAD: An Islamabad High Court (IHC) bench here on Wednesday dropped contempt of court proceedings against a private TV channel management and anchorperson Matiullah Jan as they tendered unconditional apologies. On February 7, IHC bench took notice of the contents of a private TV programme that was telecast on February 5 where the anchorperson had […]