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Facebook, USF launch training programme in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Universal Service Fund (USF) and Facebook have launched #SheMeansBusiness in Pakistan aimed at equipping women entrepreneurs with knowledge, connections, skills and technology required to build and grow their businesses online. As a part of the # She Means Business programme, training will be provided to trainers of USF ICT for girls programme in the […]

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Manto’s daughters to visit India for release of father’s biopic

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LAHORE-As Nandita Das’ biopic of author Saadat Hasan Manto gears up for a release, the iconic writer daughters – Nuzhat and Nusrat – will be travelling from Pakistan to attend the premiere of the film in India. Speaking to an Indian Daily, Nandita Das said, “We are keeping our fingers crossed that the family of this great literary […]

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Sufi music, dance powerful tools to spread message of love in world: French scholars

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LARKANA: Two French scholars, who are conducting research on Sufism, music and culture of Pakistan, have said that Pakistani mystical singing and dancing are powerful tools to spread universal message of love, peace and tranquility in the world. Dr Pierre-Alain Boud, director of Arts Nomades, a non-profit research and promotion project, and Dr Alix Philippon, […]

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Kami Sid-starrer short film, Rani, makes it to NBCUniversal Short Film Festival

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Earlier this week the finalists for the 13th Annual NBCUniversal Short Film Festival were announced and the good news is that Pakistani short film, Rani, featuring transgender model and activist Kami Sid, has made the cut. Rani was previously selected from more than 3,500 films as one of the fifteen semi-finalists and is now one […]

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Centuries old Sawi mosque is conserved

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MULTAN: The 16th century AD architectural masterpiece, Sawi Mosque at Kotla Tolay Khan in Multan, stands restored since April 2017. However, hard struggle by officials could restore the Persian poetry on its tiles’ panels only partially. Historian Ahmad Nabi Khan said: “The first historic mosque which still exists, though much renovated, is the Sawi Mosque, built […]

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NBP launches tree plantation drive

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KARACHI  –  On the call of government to make Pakistan green and to combat numerous environmental problems, Tariq Jamali, President National Bank of Pakistan, planted sapling at the University of Karachi, under its CSR program “Green Initiative.” The Bank will plant trees at various parts of the city and across Pakistan. NBP will plant over 1,000 […]

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Forest dept offices dysfunctional for want of funds

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HYDERABAD: The day-to-day activities of the Sindh forest department have been hampered badly due to a serious financial crunch, it emerged on Friday. Sources said that the department was facing problems for want of non-salary object funds or operating expenses. They said that the Sindh finance department had released an amount of Rs18.50 million only […]

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Court rejects Dr Shahid’s bail plea

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ISLAMABAD – A local court Friday turned down bail petition of anchorperson Dr Shahid Masood in a case related to his alleged role in financial irregularities in the state-owned channel PTV. Special judge Central Irum Niazi rejected his bail plea directing the police to produce him before the court by arresting the accused on next hearing of […]

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PTI govt to ensure independence of media: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that the PTI government would ensure the independence of the media as there is no plan under consideration to impose any sanction on this sector. He said this while explaining the ruling government’s information policy during a panel interview to The Nation and Nawa-i-Waqt here Friday. […]

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