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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Death anniversary of famous comedian Munawar Zarif observed

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ISLAMABAD: The death anniversary of famous comedian and film actor Munawar Zarif was observed here on Sunday. Munawar Zarif was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in the Pakistani cinema of the Seventies. Zarif was regarded as one of the finest comedians of the Subcontinent. Born on February 2 1940 in […]


City needs 20 million more trees, says Mayor

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KARACHI – Mayor Wasim Akhtar has said that city needs 20 million more trees. Tree plantation campaign has been initiated under KMC to provide better environment, citizens should also take part in this drive and plant at least a tree and nurture and protect it till made a full tree. He said this after planting […]


PIC conducts awareness session for journalists regarding RTI

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KHANEWAL: Punjab Information Commission (PIC) held an awareness session with journalists in collaboration with the district information office in the forte hotel, situated in Khanewal. The additional deputy commissioner general (ADCG) Manzoor Ahmad Khan Chandiaya and district Bar association president Ajmal Bhutta were guests of honour. Under Article 19A of the Constitution, Right to Information […]


Hawkers back newspaper market plan for Nowshera

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NOWSHERA: Akhbar Faroosh Union and Akhbar Faroosh Federation has lauded the government decision of setting up a newspaper market. Speaking at a protest rally of the Akhbar Faroosh Union in Shobra Chowk, Abdul Halim, Abdur Rehman, Muhammad Akbar and others thanked the station commander and district administration for taking interest in resolving an important issue […]


Green Panel sweeps KUJ elections

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The Green Panel had a clean sweep in the Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) elections held on Saturday at the Karachi Press Club. According to the results announced late on Saturday night, Hassan Abbas of the Green Panel was elected president, Aijaz Ahmed and M Rafiq Baloch vice-presidents, Aajiz Jamali general secretary, Jubna Jarar and […]


Facebook’s blood donation feature brings the community to you

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KARACHI: How many times have you read a post on social media saying someone needs blood urgently? How long does it take for that post to be spread and reach people willing to donate? Sometimes, the answer is too long. Facebook’s new feature to connect blood donors and those in need may solve a lot […]


Rs85.175m set for monitoring TVs

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Islamabad: Up-gradation of monitoring system up to 250 television channels and media development and implementation of the Code of Conduct are part of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s schemes for the next financial year. Against the estimated cost of Rs196.728 million for the up-gradation of TV monitoring system, Rs85.175 million have been proposed for […]


Only two climate change schemes introduced

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ISLAMABAD – As climate change has become a global challenge across the globe, the government allocated a pie from the cake of federal budget 2018-19 in the Public Sector Development Programme. As per the budget document, a total of Rs802 million have been allocated for the climate change division while only two new schemes have […]


The world’s first bulletproof book, launched by SOC Outreach

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In an effort to support girls’ education, SOC Outreach (spearheaded by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy) and BBDO have collaborated to create the world’s first bulletproof book, titled, Knowledge is Bulletproof. The book is written by Sanam Maher and tells the story of Shazia Ramzan and Kainat Riaz, the two girls who were shot alongside Malala, and who […]


Defamation case: Jang group owners must appear in person

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh High Court has upheld the order of an additional sessions judge in Karachi to proceed further against Jang Group CEO Mir Shakilur Rehman and his son Mir Ibrahim Rehman for allegedly defaming a journalist by publishing false news against him. Earlier, journalist Asad Kharal had filed a private complaint before the Karachi […]


PPF says as many as 20,700 women in Karachi out of voters’ lists

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KARACHI: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) released a report on Friday suggesting that as many as 20,700 women of South Karachi District are out of voters’ lists, mainly because they have not issued computerised national identity cards (CNICs). This was expressed at a press conference that was held by PPF in collaboration with FAFEN at Karachi […]


Democracy and creative expression have profound relationship: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage Ms.Marriyum Aurangzeb addressing the inaugural ceremony of the three-day Youth Cultural Fair under the auspices of Lok Virsa (Folk Heritage) here Friday said that democracy and creative expressions had profound relationship and the absence of democracy in the country for 30 to 35 years […]


Sana Mir slams Mahira Khan ad for promoting unrealistic beauty standards

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Former Pakistan women’s cricket team captain, Sana Mir has slammed advertising companies for promoting fair and smooth skin. In a Facebook post, Mir mentioned how young girls who aspire to launch themselves into sports are being brainwashed by companies that aim to give them “beautiful” skin. The former captain called out celebrities and sponsors who […]


Police manhandle tribal journalist

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LANDI KOTAL: Peshawar police allegedly manhandled a tribal journalist and later arrested him in semi-unconscious condition from Karakhano police checkpost here on Thursday. Jamrud Press Club former president Zahir Shah said that a young journalist, Shehzad Afridi, was stopped at the Karkhano checkpost by Peshawar police on the pretext of checking his vehicle. He said […]