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Daily Archives: September 27, 2018

Call to tackle environmental degradation

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KARACHI  –  Worldwide survey reports reveal that around 13 million people die annually across the globe due to preventable environmental causes. In Pakistan, the government is required to ensure concrete measures to control the worst effects of environmental factors. Prof Dr Zafar Fatmi, head of Environmental and Occupational Health and Injuries Unit of Aga Khan University, […]

Environmental Journalism

No curbs on release of ads: Govt

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ISLAMABAD – A spokesman of the government Wednesday dispelled the impression created in a section of the media that a high-level committee constituted by the prime minister to oversee content of advertisements/campaigns had curbed the release of advertisements by the federal government as well as provincial governments of KP, Sindh and Balochistan. The spokesman clarified that no such […]

Print Media

Ministries have not provided information required under federal RTI law: study

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ISLAMABAD: Federal ministries have not provided 39 categories of information required under the 2017 Federal Right of Access to Information Act, 17 ministries have not set up websites and 29 have performed poorly in complying with the proactive disclosure clause, a study revealed on Wednesday. A study titled Impeding Transparency, Accountability and Access to Information: […]

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Workshop on business reporting held

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KARACHI: To improve the understanding of data among business journalists, the Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI), on Wednesday organized a one-day workshop on ‘Data and its significance in Business Reporting. The workshop was attended by several journalists covering the business sector for various print […]

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CPNE deplores treason case against Cyril

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ISLAMABAD: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has expressed concern over filing of a treason case against Cyril Almeida and placing his name on the exit control list. In a statement released on Wednesday, Arif Nizami, the council’s president, senior vice president Imtinan Shahid and Dr Jabbar Khattak stressed that all state and non-state […]

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Senate forms committee to resolve data services suspension in parts of Balochistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Wednesday directed a committee to be constituted to resolve the issue of the suspension of internet and mobile cellular services in several districts of Balochistan. The committee met under the chairmanship of Senator Rubina Khalid while Senator Abdul Rehman Malik, Dr Ghous Muhammad Khan Niazi, […]

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Govt delays leasing out Radio Pakistan premises by one-month

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government has given one month’s time to the management of Radio Pakistan to table a plan to bring out the state-run broadcaster from the financial crisis it is currently facing. The federal government had given directives t lease out Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation headquarters building in the federal capital. However, the one […]

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