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Media denied entry at some NA-35 polling stations

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ISLAMABAD: The media Sunday faced a great deal of inconvenience at some polling stations to cover the NA-35 by-election. The accreditation cards issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) were not accepted. However, at some polling stations, the media teams were allowed entry but only after tough questioning. There was a low turnout at […]

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Environmentalists concerned over non-functional hospital incinerators

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ISLAMABAD: Environmentalists have expressed concerns over the non-functional incinerators in both public and private sector health facilities. “All incinerators in hospitals, especially public sector health facilities, are either out of order or not burning hazardous waste properly. There is also no check from environment watchdogs if all hospital waste is finding its way to the […]

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Sew. Reap. Repeat: Lyari road gets a green makeover

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KARACHI : With the effects of climate change already making their mark, corporations are stepping up to play their role in mitigating the phenomenon. Sunsilk and Fashion Pakistan (FP) joined hands with Kiran Foundation on Sunday for a tree plantation drive titled, ‘Sew. Reap. Repeat’, dedicated to late humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi. The drive planted […]

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Democracy faces threat from politicians: Bilawal

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LAHORE: The second session of the Asma Jahangir Conference titled “Justice for Empowerment” concluded at a local hotel here on Sunday. The second day discussions were espoused by the late Asma Jahangir’s work and activism. A wide range of discussions focused on protection of fundamental rights, justice for all and impunity for none, freedom of […]

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Human resource development emphasised

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Islamabad: For stronger systems and effective implementation of law and order, we should be proactive towards building our nation rather spending on infrastructure. This was stated by Minister of State, Ministry of interior Shahrayar Khan Afridi while addressing 19th All Members’ Meeting of Human Resource Development Network (HRDN). Shahrayar Khan Afridi was the chief guest […]

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I-voting website survives cyber attacks

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ISLAMABAD: The website dedicated to provide overseas Pakistanis with a right of internet voting sustained multiple cyber attacks, sources told Geo News. Voting for by-election on 35 national and provincial assemblies commenced at 8am across the country, with more than 300 candidates, including some political bigwigs, in the running. According to sources, the i-voting website […]

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PTA to block smuggled mobile phones after Oct 20

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ISLAMABAD: In an attempt to curb illegal import of mobile devices, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has started to send messages through Short Messaging Service (SMS) to all mobile subscribers to create public awareness about Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS). Any mobile device that reflects non-compliant status after October 20 would be blocked in accordance […]

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Sibghatullah Qadri – Bikhri Yaadein Aur Baatein launched

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KARACHI: A book titled Sibghatullah Qadri — Bikhri Yaadein Aur Baatein penned by Barrister Sibghatullah Qadri was launched at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Saturday evening. Mr Qadri, who lives in London, delivered a thought-provoking speech on the occasion. He said the event had enabled him to meet a lot of people who […]

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