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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Green initiative: Plantaion drive starts in Abbottabad

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ABBOTTABAD:The Abbottabad district administration and the local environment department have planned plantation of 539,000 saplings during the forthcoming spring season. Most of the plantation will be carried out in rural areas of the district and 500 hectares of land have been identified for this purpose. This was revealed during opening ceremony of the Tree Plantation […]


‘Five-year plan must include clean energy solutions’

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ISLAMABAD: Joint Secretary and Planning Commission’s Climate Change and Energy Section chief Arshad Ali Chaudhary has underlined the need for moving towards cleaner, greener and affordable energy solutions and incorporating them into the 12th five-year plan, which is at the finalisation stage. “In Pakistan, power generation alone is not an issue, but also power distribution, transmission […]


A grave threat to freedoms

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BY approving the proposal for a law to stifle the print, electronic and digital media, the federal cabinet has put parliament on trial. Will it allow the executive absolute control over the media, or will it defend the most fundamental freedoms of the media and the people — which are also essential prerequisites to the […]


Performing arts used to teach youngsters about rights

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KARACHI: To learn about human rights and important international days, Tehrik-i-Niswan, along with its partner organisations held an event called Sahar Awaz Deti Hai at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Wednesday evening. The programme was open to the general public, and it was nice to see the auditorium filled to capacity in quick […]


PTV launches film festival to mark Pakistan Day

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Pakistan Television (PTV) is organising a short film festival for Pakistan Day on March 23, it announced on Wednesday. The festival titled “Green Belief” will focus on the the country’s republic day. The state television broadcaster has invited filmmakers to share three to 10-minute duration short films and documentaries covering promising aspects of Pakistan. The theme symbolises […]


Up to 7,076 people received information from govt depts under RTI, seminar told

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PESHAWAR: Chief Information Commissioner Right to Information Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azmat Hanif Orakzai has said that 7,076 people have received information from the government departments under the Right to Information Act in the province. “The number of people seeking information under the RTI law to check the performance and transparency of the government departments is […]


Climate ministry proposes tax on plastic bags

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir has said the federal government in order to reduce the use of plastic bags has decided to impose tax on them and the Ministry for Climate Change has suggested a tax of Rs1-2 per plastic bag. Speaking to Express News, the state minister said the aim of […]


Pemra bans TV anchor for 30 days

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­la­tory Authority (Pemra) has prohibited anchor Dr Danish from appearing on any TV channel for a month in any capacity, for levelling false and unfounded allegations against senior officials of the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) in one of his talk shows. A complaint against Dr Danish had […]


Manto Drama Festival gets grand opening

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LAHORE: Two-day Manto Drama Festival, that was in the news two weeks back due to the postponement, on works of Saadat Hasan Manto, stated to be the one of the greatest, if not the greatest, short story writers of Urdu, started at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Tuesday. The festival organised by the Lahore […]


Call for implementing right to information act

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KARACHI: Speakers at a consultative workshop held on Tuesday at a local hotel expressed concern over delay in proper implementation of the Sindh Transparency and Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2016, and said that it was necessary to ensure transparency in good governance. The workshop titled ‘Improving public service delivery through RTI’ was organised by […]


Reprint of Saqi’s Japan Edition launched

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KARACHI: A reprint of the 1936 edition of the reputed magazine Saqi’s Japan Edition containing Japanese stories edited by Shahid Ahmed Dehlvi was launched at the Japanese Consulate on Monday afternoon. Consul General of Japan Toshikazu Isomura presided over the event. He said the publication of Saqi’s Japan number was made possible because of the […]


Tehrik-e-Niswan to hold cultural event on Jan 30

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Tehrik-e-Niswan in collaboration with other civil society organisations has announced a cultural event will be organised on January 30 at the Arts Council Karachi to express support for and unity with the international community. In a joint a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Monday, Tehrik-e-Niswan founder Sheema Kermani, Sindh Commission on Status of […]


SC grants bail to Shahid Masood in PTV corruption case

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ISLAMABAD:The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday granted bail to anchorperson and former Pakistan Television (PTV) managing director Shahid Masood in a corruption case. Masood is accused of embezzling Rs37 millions by allotting contracts to fake companies during his tenure as managing director of the state-run broadcaster. The bail was granted after submission of surety bonds […]


Attack on media freedom

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The Federal cabinet gave its go-ahead on Thursday to the government plan to form a new Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) bringing under it the existing media regulatory bodies. This, said Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, is to be done by merging all the rules related to Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA), Press Council of […]