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Daily Archives: January 24, 2019

Facebook will help curb fake news

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari here on Wednesday said that Facebook would help the government of Pakistan, civil society and NGOs to create awareness on human rights issues. Talking to APP, the minister said Facebook would help to curb issue of fake news through a combination of technology, including removing fake […]

Climate Change. A farmer’s perspective

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It is now undisputed that climate change is the reality, and Pakistan is one of the countries that is most vulnerable to these ever-changing climatic conditions. According to long-term Global Climate Risk Index (GCRI) Pakistan has been ranked 7th most affected country from 1997 to 2016 with total US $ 3816.82 million losses occurred due […]

Censoring Twitter

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The space for debate in Pakistan is shrinking with every passing day. What can be more ironic that even an academic discussion containing references to the provisions of the constitution can be seen as in contravention to the law of Pakistan? Twitter claims that it received ‘official correspondence’ that the tweets of a Pakistani lawyer […]

Science education and inspiration

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If we are to make progress in real terms, the importance of Science cannot be overemphasised. We have to produce not only technologists in the shape of electrical engineers, chemical engineers, software engineers but also quality doctorate researchers in core sciences of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and other fields. They will serve as drivers towards […]

Human rights violations rampant in garment sector: report

KARACHI: Millions of workers in garment industry face routine abuse from sexual harassment to beatings to being refused toilet breaks, human rights activists said on Wednesday. Despite a series of reforms following deadly factory fires and protests, many of the country’s 15 million garment workers struggle with poor working conditions and face threats if they […]

APNS thanks govt for newsprint duty exemption

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has thanked Finance Minister Asad Umar for exempting newspaper industry from import duty on newsprint. The president of APNS, Hameed Haroon, and its secretary general Sarmad Ali said on Wednesday the government’s decision would provide relief to an industry that was facing problems owing to an unprecedented increase […]

PM urges PTV to formulate business plan

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ISLAMABAD  –   Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday urged the Pakistan Television (PTV) to promote the national identity and heritage besides formulating a business plan for financial and administrative reformation of the organisation. Chairing a meeting on the reforms in PTV, he said that the masses could not be made to bear the brunt of […]

PPF condemns assault on radio journalist in Lira, Uganda

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda has expressed concern over the assault on Bismack Olang, journalist with Unity FM radio based in Lira on January 18, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this unjustified act of mayor and called on the Ugandan government […]