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Asma wins UN human rights prize

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UNITED NATIONS: The late Asma Jahangir, a renowned human rights defender in Pakistan, was named on Friday by the United Nations as one of the winners of the 2018 UN Human Rights Prize. Others who share the award include Tanzanian activist Rebeca Gyumi, Brazilian activist Joênia Wapichana and a human rights organisation, Front Line Defenders. […]

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Rights issues: Govt to table bills regarding torture, custodial deaths

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ISLAMABAD: Government was working on various bills regarding torture and custodial death, rights of persons with disability and prohibition of corporal punishment which would be tabled in National Assembly soon. She was talking to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Representative Vibeke Jensen who had called on her on Friday. They discussed relevance of […]

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Zubeida Mustafa recalls her years in journalism

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KARACHI: Facing challenges since childhood, being the only woman journalist in a decision-making position in a newspaper office, dealing with the black era of Ziaul Haq, censorship, meeting with people of repute and so much more. Listening to senior journalist and columnist Zubeida Mustafa talk about her life was like an experience in itself during […]

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HRCP criticises curbs on freedom of movement

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) says it is concerned about putting activist Gulalai Ismail on the exit control list (ECL) and confiscation of her travel documents. An HRCP press release says Ms Ismail was taken into custody in Islamabad on Oct 12 in connection with a first information report filed in August […]

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Jang Media Group scoops top awards at WAN 2018

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KARACHI: The Jang Media Group won three awards at WAN-IFRA for its Jang VR and Jang Real Apps, recently. The publications from various countries had sent their entries in more than 20 categories for their work in the print and publishing industry. The Jang Media Group bagged the bronze award at the Print Innovation Awards […]

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The climate clock

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report to warn the world on the changing climate. The report outlines facts alarming enough to make the world realise that this is a do-or-die situation for all. The IPCC has prepared this special report on global warming of 1.5C (1.5 degrees Celsius) in […]

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Rs 300 bn worth trees chopped off prior to PTI govt in KPK: Murad Saeed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of Communications Murad Saeed Friday said prior to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 300 billion worth trees were chopped off from 2008-13 in the province which resulted into massive climate change impacts. Addressing a seminar while inaugurating Clean and Green Pakistan Plantation drive at Construction Technology Training Institute […]

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LHC seeks notification of commission on air pollution

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Friday a provincial law officer to submit a notification regarding constitution of an air pollution standing commission, as ordered by the Supreme Court. Justice Ayesha A. Malik was hearing petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Waleed Iqbal and others questioning the failure of the government to implement recommendations […]

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