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WWF-Pakistan and Careem initiate large scale mangrove plantation drive

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KARACHI: As part of the Rung Do Pakistan campaign, WWF-Pakistan and Careem launched a mangrove plantation drive at Sandspit on Friday. Under this initiative, 180,000 saplings will be planted in the coastal belt of Pakistan. This initiative will not only help restore the lost mangrove forest cover but will also build resilience of the local […]

Activist released after short detention by FIA

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RAWALPINDI: Activist Gulalai Ismail, wanted by the Swabi police in two separate cases, was detained by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on her return from the UK at the Islamabad International Airport on Friday. She was released later on after being taken to the FIA headquarters and questioned. A senior FIA official said […]

Environmental pollution: Farmers warned against stubble burning

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LAHORE: Punjab Agriculture Secretary Wasif Khurshid on Friday said that to mitigate the effects of smog, farmers should avoid burning of crop residual, rice stubble burning etc. The farmers should mix the crop residual into the soil through deep plough. Wasif Khurshid disclosed that this year agriculture department will monitor and report burning of rice […]

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World Sight Day: Ignite launches website for people with disabilities

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ISLAMABAD: The mission of Ignite National Technology Fund is to fix the innovation value chain in Pakistan. In order to achieve our mission under the auspices of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, we believe in equal representation of all social groups including the big number of visually impaired emerging youth. One of the core […]

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Details of 29 million Facebook users hacked in massive security breach

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The Facebook Inc said attackers stole names and contact details of 29 million users in the mass security breach disclosed by the social media network late last month. The breach, Facebook’s worst ever, has exacerbated concerns among users, lawmakers and investors that the company is not doing enough to safeguard data, particularly in the wake […]

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PTI govt to consider demands of architects, says minister

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PESHAWAR: Minister for Communication and Works Akbar Ayub Khan said Friday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would consider the demands of architects. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of a three-day seminar titled ‘Regional Challenges and Exploring Sustainable Solutions’ The Institute of architects Pakistan Peshawar chapter had organised the moot. Akbar Ayub and Senator […]

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Donkey King: Massive response to premiere in Karachi

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KARACHI: The much awaited and most expensive Pakistan’s biggest and Geo’s first animated film ‘The Donkey King’ will be released today (Saturday), which will hit box office across Pakistan. A cultural and showbiz ceremony was held which was attended by renowned superstars of media and fashion industry and also many dignitaries from various walks of […]

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Develop plan to preserve dying arts: Fawad Hussain

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday directed the Lok Virsa authorities to develop a substantial plan for concrete measures to preserve and document the dying arts in Pakistan. Speaking at a briefing during his visit to Lok Virsa he said that the preservation of dying art was imperative to promote indigenous culture […]

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Media controls in the offing?

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The PTI-led coalition government’s proposed draft of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority law reads more like a complete negation of the ruling party’s pledges made in its election manifesto with regard to the media freedom. The objectives of the proposed authority appear to be media control rather than media regulation. More likely those who prepared […]

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Child rights committee to be formed in slums of Islamabad

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Islamabad: For well-coordinated effort towards child protection in Islamabad slums, the National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) plans to form Child Rights Committees in slums of Islamabad. The initiative is part of the yearly work plan of NCPC from 2018 to 2019. The work plan also includes mapping of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) with regards to […]

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PPF condemns closure of two radio stations in Mongala

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Bruno Tshibala, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has expressed concern over the closure of two radio stations in Mongala on October 9. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned this act, declaring it an attack of media freedom. PPF also urged the […]

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Shah Latif`s verses carry the message of freedom

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KARACHI: Speakers at the launch of a transladon of Shah jo Rüalo on Thursday said Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai was one of the first few poets of olden times who championed freedom of individuals and nations with desire to see peace and prosperity across the globe. `Go through his entire poetry; analyse his characters and […]

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