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Air pollution termed greatest environmental threat to health

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KARACHI: Describing air pollution as the world’s single biggest environmental health risk, experts at a three-day international conference, which concluded at Karachi University (KU) on Sunday, called for collaborative research efforts to determine the impact of specific sources of air pollution on human health. They were speaking at the fifth international conference on ‘Environmental horizon, […]


Pakistani journalist Asad Hashim wins AFP’s Kate Webb Prize

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ISLAMABAD: Freelance reporter Asad Hashim was named as winner of the 2018 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his coverage of the plight of ethnic Pashtuns and blasphemy issues in his native Pakistan. The award, named after one of AFP’s finest correspondents, recognises journalism by locally-hired reporters in Asia operating in risky or difficult conditions. Hashim, 33, was honoured […]


APNS flays govt’s ad distribution policy

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KARACHI  –   The All Pakistan Newspaers Society (APNS) has taken exception to the advertisement distribution policy of Federal Government as major part of advertising is being allocated to dummy and ghost publications in contrast to the claims of transparent and judicious allocation of government advertising by the Ministry of Information. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General, APNS, […]


SHC seeks record of suspects in Daniel Pearl case

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KARACHI  –   The Sindh High Court on Monday heard appeals of detained suspects in the Daniel Pearl case, a US journalist who was killed in Karachi in 2002 while working on a story. The court has sought the detention record of suspects, from jail officials, who were taken into custody for investigation into the case. […]


Responsible media vital for national development: Imran

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ISLAMABAD – Reiterating his government’s commitment to freedom of media, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that responsible media plays a vital role in national development and watchdog of masses interests. He expressed these views while talking to the heads of different departments of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in Islamabad on Monday. He said […]


While regulating media…: Govt decision will be final

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ISLAMABAD: The proposed Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) would regulate content for print, electronic and digital/social media under an “Ethical Code of Practice” to make it more responsive to the issues and concerns of the society in Pakistan, says an official draft prepared by the Ministry of Information. The document titled “Proposed Mandate and Scope […]


A platform to bridge the gender gap in tech sector

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Noreen Naz took a huge risk leaving a comfortable school job to enrol in a course to learn a skill she had never heard of before, yet a skill that has and continues to significantly alter how we live, communicate and socialise. She was about to learn web development or coding, the process of designing […]


PPF condemns South Sudan Media Regulator’s decision to summon journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan has expressed concern over summoning the Editor in Chief of Al-Watan newspaper by South Sudan’s Media Authority. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has termed it an act of censorship and called on the authorities to immediately […]


Columnist Muqtida Mansoor remembered

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KARACHI: Friends, colleagues and a member of the family of the late Urdu columnist and leftist scholar Muqtida Mansoor shared their views about him at an event held in honour of his memory at the Arts Council of Karachi on Sunday evening. Writer Zaheda Hina said Mansoor, who passed away on Dec 21, was like […]


Sindh govt to introduce law to protect wildlife, PA told

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The Sindh government is preparing to unveil a new law for the protection of rare and endangered wildlife species, while special sanctuaries will also be built across the province for the purpose. Forests & Wildlife Minister Nasir Hussain Shah announced this at the Sindh Assembly on Monday while responding to written and oral queries of […]