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Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

Social media addiction assuming alarming Proportions

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ISLAMABAD: Social media has although transformed the lives of people through providing an easy way of communication and interaction but its excessive use is alarmingly breaking down family interactions, reducing physical and outdoor activities. The use of social media networks by majority of the users, especially teenagers, for sharing every action, photos, comments and other […]

Digital Media , ,

Senior journalist Aamir Malick laid to rest

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Senior journalist Aamir Ahmed Malick breathed his last a day earlier and was laid to rest at the graveyard of the University of Karachi on Sunday evening. Malick had been associated with a number of English dailies on senior editorial positions. Twice he was part of The News, Karachi. He also worked for the creative […]

Obituaries ,

Dams, social enterprises and climate change

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Chief Justice Saqib Nisar’s idea of raising money for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam by asking people for money has been questioned as ‘charity’ and later clarified as ‘self-help’. Self-help is the best form of sustainable development that the government can invest in at this very crucial time in the history of Pakistan. But apart from the dam, […]

Environmental Journalism , ,

Cases of deafness on the rise, says expert

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LAHORE: Cases of deafness are on the rise due to noise trauma caused by the excessive use of mobile phone and other devices by the youth and the children, said Services Hospital’s ENT Department Head Dr Javaid Iqbal. Talking to the APP on Sunday, he said excessive use of mobile phones, computers, and hand-free accessories to listen to […]

General News ,

Journalists discuss issues with information minister

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LAHORE: A delegation of leading journalists, including Pakistan Federal Union of Journalist (PFUJ) President, Rana Azeem; Secretary General GM Jamali, office bearers of PUJ and Apnec called on Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry here on Sunday and presented a memorandum with regard to journalists’ issues. PFUJ Secretary General G M Jamali presented the memorandum […]

General News ,

Rights activists ask state to revisit its regressive policies vis-a-vis civic freedoms

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Launching a report on shrinking spaces for the civil society, prominent rights activists on Sunday demanded from the government to ensure the basic freedoms as guaranged in the Constitution of Pakistan and committed under the international commitments. Academic Dr Riaz Shaikh, rights activists advocate Ali Palh and Zulfiqar Shah and researcher Zeenia Shaukat shared at […]

Human Rights ,

PPF condemns assault on a reporter Mamadou Sakine

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Macky Sall, President of Senegal has expressed concern over the physical assault of a reporter by a security officer in Dakar, Senegal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on Mamadou Sakine and has urged authorities to thoroughly investigate this case […]

Freedom of Expression, Protest Letters by PPF