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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Polls on time come what may: ECP

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ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday dismissed three petitions, including that of the Muttahida Qabail Party, seeking a delay in the conduct of general elections and made it clear that elections would be held on time even if there would be hot, cold or rainy conditions. After hearing the three petitions, the […]


PQA industrialists given three months to install treatment plants

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court-mandated commission on water and sanitation in Sindh on Monday directed the owners of industrial units situated in the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) industrial zone to install treatment plants within three months. It also asked the PQA to lay sewerage pipelines outside the industries within two months which would be linked by […]


‘Green gold’: Pakistan plants hundreds of millions of trees

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Heroshah: The change is drastic: around the region of Heroshah, previously arid hills are now covered with forest as far as the horizon. In northwestern Pakistan, hundreds of millions of trees have been planted to fight deforestation. In 2015 and 2016 some 16,000 labourers planted more than 900,000 fast-growing eucalyptus trees at regular, geometric intervals […]


Anyone trying to delay polls will face treason charges, warns Abbasi

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has warned that whosoever tries to get the elections delayed beyond the constitutional limit will face high treason charges. He was talking to reporters after attending the proceedings in an appellate tribunal at the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi bench on Monday. The tribunal headed by Justice Ibadur Rehman […]


Govt to facilitate media coverage of polling: Punjab minister

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LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Ahmed Waqas Riaz has said the provincial government will ensure provision of all necessary facilities to national and international media regarding timely information about electoral process on the polling day. Punjab government will consider the proposals and recommendations of the journalist community in provision of latest information to the media on […]


Forestry benefiting farmers economically

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PESHAWAR – Sajid Ali, a farmer in Peshawar, used to live a life which in economic terms called as `hand to mouth living’ due to limited income he earned through cultivation of routine crops like wheat, sugar cane and vegetables on his 15 acres of land. A switchover from utilization of his land from growing […]


Abject poverty, malnourishment, illiteracy are key issues

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THARPARKAR – People drag dead animals’ carcasses over sand dunes, women fetch water from miles away, malnourished children are sick, parents uneducated, youth jobless and schools empty. This is Thar, a vast desert region known for frequent droughts, abject poverty, illiteracy, poor health and old lifestyles! This is the area which is considered highly backward, […]


Cycling group plants saplings at Urban Forest

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KARACHI: Moving or rather ‘pedalling’ towards Go Green goals, Cycologists, a cycling group, arranged a tree plantation ride for their cyclists on Saturday morning. Bright and early, the adventure began at the crack of dawn when some 40 enthusiastic cyclists started the Go Green ride from Zamzama to pass through various streets of DHA and […]


Bakhtawar Bhutto plans legal action against Benazir’s biopic

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Social media has been abuzz ever since actor Mehwish Hayat hinted at a biopic of slain PPP leader, Benazir Bhutto over Instagram. While news of the Punjab Nahi Jaungi star playing the former prime minister spread like wildfire, Benazir’s elder daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari called the idea “absolutely unacceptable” and vowed to take legal action […]


Fake Facebook post posing as Dawn.com attempts to mislead public

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A fake Facebook post screenshot doctored to pose as Dawn.com surfaced on social media on Thursday. The fake post attempts to mislead the public and stakeholders by suggesting that Afghanistan accepted the Durand Line as an official border. It presented an image of Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and Chief of Army Staff Gen […]


Hot, dry weather forecast for most parts of country

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KARACHI: Rain-thunderstorm with gusty winds is likely to batter upper parts of the country in the next 24 hours, the Met Office said on Thursday. It said that Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha and Faisalabad Divisions, besides Islamabad, Fata, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan are likely to receive isolated rain-thundershower with gusty winds […]


PFUJ urges CJP, PM to look into media coercion

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over attempts to gag the print and electronic media through physical intimidation, citing disruption to the distribution of Dawn newspaper and blocking of some news channels on cable network. The PFUJ appealed to caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk and Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian […]


Mehwish Hayat confirms Benazir Bhutto biopic in the works

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Mehwish Hayat is undoubtedly one of the finest actors Pakistan has in its revived film industry. With her stellar acting skills and ferocious personality, Hayat has managed to win hearts worldwide. While her acting prowess has always made Hayat a brilliant star, we are rooting for the actor to fit the shoes of portraying the […]


Sadaf Kanwal unhappy with Eid releases; Sonya Hussyn responds

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This Eid ul Fitr saw the release of four Pakistani films; Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawwar-starrer 7 Din Mohabbat In (7DMI), Jawed Sheikh’s Wajood along with Azaadi and Na Band Na Barati. However, model turned actor Sadaf Kanwal, who made her acting debut with Balu Mahi (2017) is quite unhappy with the releases. “Are only […]