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Daily Archives: January 20, 2019

Survival in hot water

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As long as dams and barrages are being built in their habitat, the Indus River dolphins will probably never be completely free from the threat of extinction, unless drastic measures are taken. Early morning, on the Indus River at Taunsa Barrage, the mist on the river is thick and approaching fishermen boats look like as […]


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The sun is going down rapidly and I am in a hurry to get into the city. The sky is a foreboding red and there is a heavy stench in the air, giving rise to a strange fear and sorrow. The man with a nameless voice lingers to watch three apparitions moving across the dry […]


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The climate beast is hitting Pakistan far more often and at far too many places than we know: extreme climate events have become a regular phenomenon. The heatwave that took more than 1,200 lives in Karachi only two years ago has since been visiting us with greater frequency and intensity. At 50.4oC, Nawabshah in Sindh […]

Ex-minister seeks review of SC order on Qasmi’s appointment as PTV chief

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ISLAMABAD: Soon after the retirement of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, former federal information minister Pervaiz Rasheed has sought a review of the Supreme Court’s judgement of Nov 8, 2018 that requires recovery of a hefty amount from him for his role in the appointment of playwright and columnist Ataul Haq Qasmi as […]

Putting the media in the picture

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There is no obvious allusion to the media – the proverbial fourth pillar of the state – in the erudite address delivered by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa at a full-court reference held in honour of the outgoing chief justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday. But, as a journalist, I feel that the media has a […]

Pakistan introduces first business robot journalist

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KARACHI: Pakistan has introduced the first-ever business robot journalist, Dante, who writes and publishes a comprehensive report on stocks traded at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) within a few seconds after the market’s closure. “The Pakistan Stock Exchange is closed at 3:30pm (from Monday to Thursday and at 4:30pm on Friday) and it gets the daily […]

Private channel anchor issued warrant for damaging JS Group credibility

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KARACHI: An additional district and sessions judge Friday issued bailable arrest warrants for the anchorperson of a private TV channels “for damaging the credibility of JS Bank and JS Group”. The bank submitted a written complaint in the court stating that the accused anchor gave false and concocted remarks about reputed JS Bank in a […]