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PPF condemns attack on Kalush FM radio station

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine has expressed concern over the attack on the editorial office of Kalush FM, radio station on February 8. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned the attack on radio station and called on the authorities to punish those responsible behind this […]


PM to launch 10b tree plantation drive today

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NANKANA/BALLOKI – Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch 10 Billion Tree Plantation Drive by planting a sapling at the Forest Reserve to mark the ‘Plant for Pakistan Day’ drive here at Balloki on Saturday (today). Deputy Commissioner Nankana Raja Mansoor Ahmed told APP here on Friday that 10,000 saplings would be planted by 2,500 school […]


Govt to bring an effective wildlife protection policy

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to formulate an effective policy to ensure wildlife protection and stop illegal hunting. The government has decided to improvise on the wildlife policy draft made a few months ago before presenting it at the next cabinet or Council of Common Interest session. The government after starting discussions with all stakeholders […]


Technology is about empowering people

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Next month, Facebook turns 15. When I started Facebook, I wasn’t trying to build a global company. Back then, I realized you could find almost anything on the internet — music, books, information — except for the thing that matters most: people. So I built a service that people could use to connect and learn […]


Faizabad judgment

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The apex court has issued a strong verdict in the 2017 Faizabad sit-in case. The court had taken up the matter as a suo-motu case and had reserved judgment in November 2018 after hearing the attorney general of Pakistan, the Election Commission of Pakistan and Pemra. The SC has minced no words while noting with […]


Sindh PA passes resolution for payment of govt ad arrears

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling upon the federal and provincial governments to immediately release payment of the outstanding advertising dues of the media organizations to save them from further crisis severely affecting their employees. The resolution was moved in the house by MPA of ruling Pakistan People’s Party Burhan […]


Senior Pakistani journalist, Rizwan Razi released on bail

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Rizwan Razi, senior Lahore based journalist, social media activist and anchor of Dada Pota program on Din News channel was arrested by the cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on cybercrime charges. On February 10, the journalist was released on bail. According to Attorney Ejaz Basra the court denied federal prosecutor’s request that Razi […]


‘Puppetry Festival aims to promote pluralism in society’

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KARACHI: The ongoing second Pakistan String Puppetry Festival organised by Thespianz Theatre is taking place in 11 neighbourhoods of Karachi and will continue till July 31. This was said by Faisal Malik of the theatre group at a press conference at a hotel here on Friday. Mr Malik said the 11 neighbourhoods (Sakhi Hasan, Gulzar-i-Hijri, […]


‘Voice of Punjab’ to promote young talent and improve music industry

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LAHORE: The Punjab Information and Culture Ministry has organised a musical talent show titled Voice of Punjab (VOP). The event was previously postponed earlier due to the Sahiwal tragedy but will now be held on March 2, 2019. The ministry has engaged numerous renowned singers for the programme, the winner of which will be awarded Rs500,000. The runner […]


‘Alarming decline in migratory birds’ visit due to dried lakes’

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was on Friday informed that the number of migratory birds which added colours to the wetlands of the province had declined alarmingly mainly due to shortage of waters in lakes and freshwater reservoirs. While responding to lawmakers’ written and oral queries during Question Hour in the provincial assembly, Forest and Wildlife […]