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Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

TV channels told to improve quality of morning shows

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has advised television channels to produce sensible morning shows and at the same time observed that producers and directors have limited ideas. “The concepts and ideas focus on matrimonial issues, wedding, dances, fashion, private lives,” the regulator said in its advisory issued on Wednesday. Pemra said that […]

Women in Pakistan most vulnerable to harassment on Facebook, WhatsApp: report

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KARACHI: Facebook and WhatsApp have the worst track record when it comes to cases of online harassment and misuse of data in Pakistan, according to a report released by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Wednesday. The report highlights data collected by the DRF cyber harassment helpline during the last two years and contains recommendations for public […]

HR ministry takes solid steps to ensure women’s rights

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Islamabad: The Ministry of Human Rights has taken concrete measures for the protection of human rights and showed keen interest especially in non-formal education for adults during last year. According to available document, the ministry has taken steps for the protection of human rights and assured provision of facilities to women at shelter homes and […]

Rangers arrest 10 ‘involved in cybercrime’

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The Sindh Rangers on Wednesday claimed to have arrested 10 suspected members of a cybercrime gang during three separate raids in the city. The arrested men have allegedly defrauded around 150 citizens. A spokesperson for the Rangers said the paramilitary force had received a complaint from a resident of Karachi, Mustafa Kamal, who narrated that […]

Pemra cautions TV channels on discussing sub judice cases

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Tuesday again issued directions to the satellite television channels with regards to the cases pending or being heard in different courts. According to a statement issued by the authority, it said that the television channels should refrain from unnecessary debate on cases, being heard in courts. It […]

Experts call for concerted efforts to protect flagship marine species

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Collaborative efforts are immediately required to protect marine megafauna which are facing multiple threats. These animals considered as flagship species indicate the health of marine ecosystem. This was stated by experts during a consultative workshop organised by the WWF-Pakistan under its Sustainable Fisheries Entrepreneurship project supported by Engro Foundation at a local hotel in Karachi. […]

Vawda’s snub invites journalists’ ire

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ISLAMABAD – Living up to his reputation, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda once again Wednesday snubbed the media inviting a strong protest from journalists who walked out of his press conference leaving him apologetic. The journalists boycotted the press conference after the minister allegedly started using derogatory language in response to a question […]

The studio and the artist

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KARACHI: It is fascinating how modern-day painters and sculptors are increasingly becoming openly, almost with a sense of pride, interested in the interrelatedness of art’s various genres, and in the creative trends that unfold in other parts of the world. An exhibition of Hasnat Mehmood’s latest series of artworks that is under way at the […]

Climate Change Ministry to strengthen water-dependent sectors

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Islamabad: The Climate Change Ministry would introduce measures to strengthen the productivity and efficiency of water-dependent sectors such as agriculture and energy in the face of adverse impacts of the global climate change. An official of the ministry said the climate change projections for South Asia as a whole show that warming is likely to […]