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Daily Archives: February 8, 2019

Ex-CJ son’s application: SC says Pemra has yet to confirm video

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday granted two weeks time to Bahria chief executive Town Malik Riaz for submitting unconditional apology in a contempt of court case. A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, heard the contempt matter against Malik Riaz for holding contemptuous press conference against ex-CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry […]


Plant for Pakistan Day to be marked tomorrow

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LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Muhammad Sibtain Khan has said ‘Plant for Pakistan Day’ will be marked on Saturday (tomorrow). He also directed the forest department to organise comprehensive plantation drives across the province. On February 9, tree plantation event will be organised by the forest department in all the divisional headquarters. As […]


All factions of PUJ unite for journalists’ rights

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LAHORE: A meeting of the general council of the Lahore Press Club was held here on Thursday in which it was decided to merge all the factions of the Punjab Union of Journalists (PUJ). The meeting headed by the press club President, Arshid Ansari, decided to contest joint election on March 3, start campaign for […]


Want to learn some IT skills? You’re welcome to this beach class

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KARACHI:If you haven’t been living under a rock these past couple of decades, you would well know that Information Technology has become the driving force in any industry. To be able to compete in today’s competitive job market, one must have a basic knowledge of IT-related programmes that are employed in every field today. The […]


10th Karachi Literature Festival from March 1

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KARACHI: The 10th edition of the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) will be held on March 1, 2 and 3 at Beach Luxury Hotel in which more than 220 Pakistani and 15 international speakers will take part. This was announced by Managing Director Oxford University Press Arshad Saeed Husain at a press conference at the Arts […]


Water: more a governance issue

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It is mostly mismanagement that creates scarcity in the midst of plenty. Two recent World Bank reports bring this point home with regard to Pakistan’s water sector. The latest report says Pakistan needs urgent reforms to improve water use efficiency and its efficient delivery to get more economic, social and environmental benefits from its water. […]


Climate disaster

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According to scientists who have put together a detailed report on the matter, there is a danger that at least 33 percent of the ice in the Himalayas and Hindukush ranges will melt by the end of the century. This would affect millions of people living in the region which is stretched out across 3,500 […]


Science expo from Feb 11

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Islamabad: Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has planned to arrange three-day activities including conference on Higher Education in Science and Technology for Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan and Science and Technology Expo from February 11-13. The event will be arranged at Pakistan Council Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR, an official in the ministry told this […]


Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

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Karachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]


Ajmal Khattak’s ninth death anniversary observed

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PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) leaders on Thursday threatened to resist the bid to introduce the presidential system in the country and scrap the 18th constitutional amendment. Speaking at a meeting held in connection with the ninth death anniversary of the party’s former president Ajmal Khattak at the party’s headquarters, Bacha Khan Markez in […]


Wife of Khairpur State’s last ruler passes away

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KARACHI: Aelya Talpur, wife of His Highness Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur II — the last ruler of the princely State of Khairpur — died at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Thursday. She was in her late 70s. She leaves two sons and a daughter. According to an SIUT official she […]