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One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2100, claims new study

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KARACHI: At least a third of glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan range will melt away this century due to climate change, warns a new study formally launched in Nepal on Monday. The study released by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), reveals that even if carbon emissions are limited to 1.5C to avert the worst […]

‘It’s the constitutional right of every citizen to get information from govt departments’

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KARACHI: Speakers at a consultative workshop held on Monday at a local hotel regretted the government’s lack of interest in implementing the Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016 and pointed out that despite the passage of almost 21 months, very few public bodies/departments had nominated a designated officer to provide information as per […]

Sharmeen Obaid launches 6th animated short film from AAGAHI

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LAHORE-SOC Films has released the sixth animated short film from the series ‘AAGAHI’ titled ‘Filing for Divorce (Khula Laynay Ka Tareeqa).” AAGAHI is a public service campaign which aims to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. The sixth animated short film, ‘Filing for divorce (Khula Laynay Ka Tareeqa) explains the process of filing […]

Legendary singer Malika Pukhraj remembered on 15th death anniversary

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LAHORE:The 15th death anniversary of legendary folk and ghazal singer Malika Pukhraj is being observed today. Fans and musicians have shared their fond memories of her, stating she inspired generations during her lifetime. Pukhraj was one of the most famous ghazal singers of her era and today, on her death anniversary, many musicians and singers are missing her. According to […]

Gorano declared new habitat for migratory birds in Thar

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KARACHI- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently prepared an ecological report on advent of migration of different species of birds. The report says that Gorano pond which is a unique wetland of deep subsoil saline water pumped out from Thar coal mine has attracted various ‘piscivorous’ birds (those that feed on fish) […]

MCI raids shop, confiscates 24 leopard fur jackets

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ISLAMABAD: The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad’s (MCI) wildlife directorate has confiscated two dozen jackets and other items made with animal fur. The directorate raided a store in a luxury hotel in the capital on Monday and confiscated 24 leopard fur jackets, as well as three decorative pieces made of fox fur, two made of leopard fur […]

Voice of Punjab: PTV signs MoU with Alhamra Arts Council

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Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that Voice of Punjab (VoP) is such a forum which will bring out a young talent in singing like Mehdi Hassan, Noor Jehan and Alam Lohar and others. “Now the melodious voices which could not be unearthed due to non-provision of opportunity would come to […]