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Fisherman witnesses rare ‘waterspout’ phenomenon off Sindh coast

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KARACHI: A World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-trained fisherman, fishing in the offshore waters of Sindh, reported the occurrence of a waterspout on Monday. Captain Saeed Zaman reported to have experienced this rare phenomenon while he was fishing for tuna about 57 nautical miles from the coastline in offshore waters at Ghora Bari, Sindh coast. He recorded the […]

Why ‘climate change’ just got real

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In Katowice, Poland — where the annual climate change conference (COP24) was held in December 2018, there was a big but silent breakthrough. The biggest achievement of this year’s conference was the agreement of a global rulebook on implementing the Paris Agreement. These rules will, therefore, govern how the world is supposed to act collectively […]

Punjab wildlife data to be computerised

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LAHORE: The Punjab Wildlife Protection and Parks Department has decided to computerise the data of all animals and birds in zoos and breeding centres across the province through electronic tagging. The move aims to prevent the illegal smuggling of these rare creatures. In the first phase, e-tags will be put on animals and birds being kept […]

Human rights ministry seeks provinces’ data for disability policies, database

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ISLAMABAD: Measures are being taken to ensure the rights of people with disabilities, the minister for human rights said at the second meeting of the national committee constituted to implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) on Tuesday. Dr Shireen Mazari said at the meeting that her office was […]

Petition against demolition of Sukkur Press Club building disposed of

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SUKKUR: The Sindh High Court, Sukkur bench, on Tuesday disposed of as not maintainable two identical petitions against the district administration’s move to demolish buildings of the local press club and an Islamic centre standing on the lands of different parks. A two-member bench comprising Justice Mohammad Shafi Siddiq and Justice Rasheed Ahmed Soomro took […]

Alhamra Arts Council pays tribute to Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan

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LAHORE: The Alhamra Arts Council has paid a magnificent tribute to the legendary artist Madam Noor Jehan, stated a press release. The evening was held in remembrance of the late star, who was also given the honourable title of Malika-e-Tarannum, the Queen of Melody. Noor Jahan contributed immensely to the showbiz industry; not only as a […]

Role of women journalists in society praised

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QUETTA: Adviser to the Balochistan Chief Minister on Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Abdul Khaliq Hazara has highlighted the importance of media in the development of society, saying the face of Pakistani media is being changed and women are the catalyst of this transformation. “The media-persons always work with devotion and highlight the issues faced by […]