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Green initiative: Plantaion drive starts in Abbottabad

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ABBOTTABAD:The Abbottabad district administration and the local environment department have planned plantation of 539,000 saplings during the forthcoming spring season. Most of the plantation will be carried out in rural areas of the district and 500 hectares of land have been identified for this purpose. This was revealed during opening ceremony of the Tree Plantation […]

‘Five-year plan must include clean energy solutions’

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ISLAMABAD: Joint Secretary and Planning Commission’s Climate Change and Energy Section chief Arshad Ali Chaudhary has underlined the need for moving towards cleaner, greener and affordable energy solutions and incorporating them into the 12th five-year plan, which is at the finalisation stage. “In Pakistan, power generation alone is not an issue, but also power distribution, transmission […]

A grave threat to freedoms

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BY approving the proposal for a law to stifle the print, electronic and digital media, the federal cabinet has put parliament on trial. Will it allow the executive absolute control over the media, or will it defend the most fundamental freedoms of the media and the people — which are also essential prerequisites to the […]

Performing arts used to teach youngsters about rights

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KARACHI: To learn about human rights and important international days, Tehrik-i-Niswan, along with its partner organisations held an event called Sahar Awaz Deti Hai at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Wednesday evening. The programme was open to the general public, and it was nice to see the auditorium filled to capacity in quick […]

PTV launches film festival to mark Pakistan Day

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Pakistan Television (PTV) is organising a short film festival for Pakistan Day on March 23, it announced on Wednesday. The festival titled “Green Belief” will focus on the the country’s republic day. The state television broadcaster has invited filmmakers to share three to 10-minute duration short films and documentaries covering promising aspects of Pakistan. The theme symbolises […]

Up to 7,076 people received information from govt depts under RTI, seminar told

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PESHAWAR: Chief Information Commissioner Right to Information Commission Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azmat Hanif Orakzai has said that 7,076 people have received information from the government departments under the Right to Information Act in the province. “The number of people seeking information under the RTI law to check the performance and transparency of the government departments is […]