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Daily Archives: February 7, 2019

Once upon a time, Karachi cared for its animals

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KARACHI: There was a time when Karachi was kind to its citizens – not just humans, but four-legged, furry ones too. Today, what is left of the water troughs, built across the city in the 19th century, serve as a shameful reminder of how the city lost its collective sense of empathy. Post-partition, the maintenance of […]

PM to kick off spring plantation drive on Feb 9

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan would kick off a spring plantation campaign under the ‘Plant for Pakistan’ project by planting a tree in Balloki in central Punjab. The government plans to plant 150 million trees as part of the campaign, including extending the drive to illegally occupied government property. This includes 2,500 acres of government […]

Press conference on effective implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016

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Call for taking measures for ensuring public access to information under RTI Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) and its partners Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Center of Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) raised the voice to urge the government to ensure implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2016 on February 6, […]

New project concept paper being drafted for botanical gardens

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ISLAMABAD: Having secured control of its land, the federal government has started work on preparing a new project concept paper for building a massive zoological, botanical and research garden in the Bani Gala area of the federal capital. Once ready, the draft concept paper will be sent to the Ministry of Climate Change secretary for […]

We shouldn’t lead Hadia to think she’s the next Abida Parveen: Xulfi

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Nescafé Basement started off with a bang as two tracks from its fifth installment were revealed last week. Promising to showcase the young, raw talent of Pakistan, Xulfi brought forward 73 artists of different genres. One of them was eight-year-old Hadia Hashmi. The fifth grader was lauded and loved by everyone for her strong vocals. So […]

Indus Valley International Film Festival to improve Indo-Pak relations

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LAHORE: The Indus Valley International Film Festival is all set to be held in New Delhi, India on February 25, 2019. The festival has long been held in high regard due to its ability to improve Indo-Pak relations. Film personalities from both countries are seeking opportunities for the festival. Around 12 Pakistani films will be screened […]

SC rules overt, covert censorship unconstitutional

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ISLAMABAD: Overt and covert censorship is unconstitutional and illegal, the Supreme Court ruled while deciding a suo motu notice relating to the Faizabad Interchange sit-in by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). “Nebulous tactics, such as issuing advice to self-censor, to suppress independent viewpoints, to project prescribed ones, to direct who should be hired or fired by media […]

Call for research on how media adapts to new challenges

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday accepted that the media industry was in a crisis but claimed that it was related to technology. He suggested carrying out solid research to understand how media could adapt to new challenges. Speaking at the event in which a media lab was launched, he said his ministry had […]