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Renowned Pashto writer Nisar Muhammad Khan passes away

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PESHAWAR: Prominent Pashto poet and researcher Nisar Muhammad Khan, who spent his life studying and writing about the Pashtun culture, society and music, died on Thursday night after suffering from long illness in Swabi. The 76-year-old was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Shah Mansoor by thousands of mourners on Friday. Nisar was a […]

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Shikwa Jawab-i-Shikwa under way

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KARACHI: Recently, a version of Allama Iqbal’s poem Shikwa was presented in a Coke Studio episode. It did not go down well with quite a few lovers of poetry and music. It may have also had its takers. But artist Sobia Ahmed’s take on the poem in an exhibition of her works titled, yes, you’ve […]

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Minister announces to start trees plantation drive in schools

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LAHORE: Provincial Schools Education Minister Murad Raas announced on Friday to start Plant for Pakistan Campaign under which 100 plants will be planted in all the schools of Punjab. While addressing a press conference on Friday Dr Murad Raas said that role of teachers is very important in the promotion of education. He said that […]

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PM launches $1,000-per-expat appeal for dams

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ISLAMABAD  –  Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday launched a fundraising appeal to construct new water storage dams to tackle droughts, warning that the country’s current capacity would not last beyond a month. In a televised address, Imran Khan announced the launch of a fund to address shortages, warning that the country has water storage capacity only for 30 […]

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Govt to facilitate growth of free, responsible media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Friday said the government believes in freedom of expression and would continue to facilitate the growth of free and responsible media.In a meeting with a delegation of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) here, the minister said independent media was sine qua non for strengthening democracy and nurturing […]

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Sindh govt asked to submit media ads policy in SHC

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KARACHI: A divisional bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday ordered provincial government to submit the official policy for awarding advertisements to media by October 04, 2018. The divisional bench headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar took up the hearing of the petition, which was filed against the advertisements campaigns launched by Sindh Government […]

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