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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Muslim world’s lagging behind in science bemoaned

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KARACHI: At the opening ceremony of the 5th Science and Technology Exchange Prog­ramme (STEP) International Conference at Karachi University (KU), speakers expressed concern over the alarming decline in the sectors of education, science and technology and called for united efforts to change this dismal situation. The event, titled ‘Health challenges of communicable diseases and non-communicable […]


Concerns over declining shark population

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KARACHI: Expressing concern over the steep decline in shark population mainly due to unsustainable fishing practices, experts from Pakistan and regional countries called for collaborative efforts to monitor, research, and conserve sharks in the Northern Indian Ocean. Shark conservation action plans at national and regional levels, they suggested, should be developed in line with the […]


PPF condemns harassment on Zimbabwean journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of Zimbabwe has expressed concern over the harassment on Zimbabwean journalist, Tafara Chikumira. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attack on journalist by political party’s security officials and urged the authorities and political parties to stop targeting journalists […]


MPAs vow to protect minority rights

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LAHORE: A group of Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPAs) from the government and opposition parties resolved to jointly protect minority rights and support the minority package 2018 in Punjab. As a gesture of cooperation the parliamentarians held a press conference at the Lahore Press Club Tuesday, which was organised by a youth development organisation. […]


Rare leopard cub released into the wild after rescue

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ISLAMABAD:A rare leopard cub, which was rescued from suspected animal traffickers last week, was released into the wild in the Margalla Hills on Tuesday as a senior climate change official called on the federal and provincial governments to do more to save them from going extinct. Prime Minister’s Advisor on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam […]


Experts call for measures to conserve sharks in North Indian Ocean

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KARACHI:Regional collaboration, research, monitoring and sustainable tourism need to be promoted to conserve the shark species in Northern Indian Ocean (NIO). The population of many shark species are declining due to unsustainable fishing practices. This was stated by speakers on the first day of three-day workshop on ‘Shark Conservation in the Northern Indian Ocean’ organised […]


Tree plantation drive launched in Lakki

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LAKKI MARWAT: Deputy Commissioner Jehangir Azam Wazir inaugurated the spring tree plantation campaign by planting saplings on the premises of office of District Education Officer at the district headquarters complex Tajazai here on Tuesday. The inaugural activity was arranged by district Boy Scouts Association under its plan to grow over 5000 seedlings in public sector […]


Focusing on ‘tomorrow’, KLF set to celebrate its 10th year

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KARACHI: The Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) is set to celebrate its tenth year this weekend, and on Tuesday a press conference was held at the Karachi Arts Council to share details about the festival’s programme. Oxford University Press managing director Arshad Saeed Husain shared details of some of the key speakers and participants of the […]


No Indian film will be released in Pakistan: Fawad Ch

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LAHORE- Federal Minister of Information Fawad Chauadhry said on Tuesday that the Assocation of Cinema Exhibition has decided to boycott Indian content in the country following the breach of the Line of Control (LOC) by New Delhi, which further exacerbates the already tense relations between the two neighboring countries. The minister said in a tweet […]


Journalists protest against layoffs, pay-cuts

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists took out a procession on Tuesday from their offices to the Karachi Press Club in protest against layoffs, non-payment of salaries and deduction in salaries of their colleagues by both print and broadcast media houses. A large number of members of the Pakistan Herald Workers Union representing Dawn Media Group, working […]


PPF condemns attacks on journalists and media workers during Nigeria’s election coverage

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria has expressed concern over the attacks on journalists and media workers during coverage of Nigeria’s Presidential and Senatorial elections held on February 23, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the attacks on journalists during election coverage […]


PPF condemns entrance ban on Russian journalist in Moldova

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Igor Dodon, President of Moldova has expressed concern over the ban on journalist Olga Yuryeva from entering Moldova. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this act of country’s law enforcement agencies and termed it an attack on media freedom. PPF also urged […]


Fawad insists on one regulatory authority for all media

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ISLAMABAD: Informa­tion Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that there was a need to have a centralised regulatory authority for all types of media, including print, electronic and digital. Briefing a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Information presided over by Senator Faisal Javed, the minister said that advancement of technology had led to converging of […]


72pc women have no awareness about cyber crime laws dealing with harassment

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Islamabad: Around 72 cent of women in the country have no awareness about the cyber crime laws dealing with online harassment on the internet. This estimate makes part of the preliminary findings of a study conducted by Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) shared at a seminar titled “Fostering Open Spaces in Pakistan-Combating Gender-Specific Threats to Women’s […]