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Daily Archives: January 5, 2019

Wage Board for newspaper employees holds first meeting

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ISLAMABAD: The first meeting of the Eighth Wage Board for newspaper employees was held here on Friday under the chairmanship of retired Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan. The meeting noted that nothing had been done to solve newspaper employees’ financial problems since the last award was announced way back in 2001. Justice Hasnat said the board […]


Napa’s laughter fest from 10th

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KARACHI: The National Aca­d­­emy of Performing Arts (Napa) will hold its second laughter festival from Thursday (Jan 10). The event featuring comedy plays and standup acts will conclude on Jan 20. This was announced at a press conference on the academy’s premises on Friday evening. Speaking to the media, artistic director of the Napa Repertory […]


National Film Academy project falls prey to CDA-ministry bickering

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ISLAMABAD:The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has not been able to establish National Film Academy in Islamabad even after a lapse of eight years. The previous PML-N government in 2013 had prepared a comprehensive strategy for the development of a film academy in Islamabad in line with the international standards. PC-1 for the project had been […]


Promoting local businesses: Three-day crafts exhibition opens in Karachi

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KARACHI: The works of over 3,545 female artisans from different districts of Sindh are being displayed at the 6th ‘Sartyoon Sang Crafts’ exhibition at Ocean Mall Clifton, Karachi. The exhibition was opened to public on Friday and will run till Sunday. The three-day exhibition has been organised by the Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) in collaboration […]


A difficult decision: Safari Park to euthanise crippled lion pair

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LAHORE: The Safari Park management has decided to euthanise two ailing African lions to ease their pain after months of unsuccessful treatment. In this regard, the management has sought permission from the Punjab Wildlife Department director general to euthanise the two-and-a-half-year-old African lion and lioness that were born paralysed. Lahore Safari Park Deputy Director Chaudhry Shafqat […]


Forests at risk

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A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar expressed displeasure over the Sindh government’s foot dragging and reluctance to recover hundreds of thousands of acres of state land, including protected forests, illegally allotted to and grabbed by real estate developers in the province. The petition […]


Ex-PPP minister passes away

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Former PPP minister Malik Hakmeen Khan passed away on Friday at 80.  The body of the deceased was taken to his native town Attock for burial.  PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto, Co Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira and Munawar Anjum and others ave expressed grief over the demise. Zardari paid tribute to the […]


Pakistan, Turkey vow to forge closer ties

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ISLAMABAD/ANKARA – Pakistan and Turkey yesterday resolved to take their historic relations to new heights by forging closer than ever bonds in areas of education, health, trade and defence. Significantly, they agreed to adopt unified positions in areas of foreign relations and regional security, and hold a trilateral meeting in Istanbul geared toward bringing peace […]


Fawad assures media persons protection of rights

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday said that the present elected government fully believed in constitutional and fundamental rights of freedom of expression. Talking to a delegation of journalists here, the minister said all possible steps would be taken to protect journalists’ rights and to solve their problems. He said that […]


PPF denounces attack on transmitting station of Radio Musical del Coca

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador has expressed concern over the attack on the transmitting station of Radio Musical del Coca. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has called on the authorities to immediately investigate the matter and determine the reason behind this attack. According […]