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Daily Archives: February 11, 2019

Over 70% of Siberian migratory birds have stopped visiting Pakistan

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KARACHI: The number of migratory birds coming in from Siberia has declined drastically over the past three decades. Around 150,000 birds, including local and migratory waterfowl, were estimated to have landed at 12 aquatic ‘stopovers’, which is 70% less than in 2017-2018, according to a survey conducted during the winter season. The migratory birds usually arrive […]


The digital disruption

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Bad is good. Crisis is renovation. Disruption is innovation. These are the fashionable terms being used to describe a future that is already there. In other words, virtual has become real. Having lived with the word virtual reality in the last decade, it is dawning on many people in the world, especially those living in […]


TV journalist held for ‘defaming’ state institutions granted bail

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A duty magistrate in Lahore on Sunday granted bail to Din News TV host Rizwanur Rehman Razi ‘Dada’, who was arrested a day earlier for allegedly uploading “defamatory and obnoxious” posts against the judiciary, government institutions and intelligence agencies on his Twitter account. The magistrate ordered his release on bail against a surety bond of Rs100,000. The Federal Investigation […]


Remembering Asma Jahangir on her first death anniversary

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Pakistan is observing today the first death anniversary of human rights lawyer and social activist Asma Jahangir who passed away last year owing to a cardiac arrest. To commemorate the life of the human rights defender The Asma Jahangir Legal Foundation will be conducting a ceremony on Monday which will pay accolades to the advocate’s […]


Smugglers kill wildlife guard in Kohat

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KOHAT: Alleged drug smugglers on Sunday killed a wildlife guard and injured another near the Mangara Safari Park, sources said on Sunday. A group of three smugglers were trying to smuggle hashish when wildlife guards signalled them to stop. The smugglers opened fire, killing one guard and injuring another. The slain was identified as Waqarul […]


Second Karachi Biennale to be held in October

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KARACHI: The second Karachi Biennale (KB19) will take place in October having ‘ecology’ as its theme. This was announced by managing trustee of the Karachi Biennale Trust and CEO of KB19 Niilofur Farrukh at a press meet at the late architect Habib Fida Ali’s residence on Saturday evening. Ms Farrukh said what better place to […]


Climate risks

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THE warnings are coming fast and furious. The latest takes the form of a report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, that finds that even if global warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius (which is unlikely), 36 per cent of glaciers along the Hindu Kush and Himalayan range will have melted away […]


Complaints go online

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In days of yore when the world of cyberspace was a fantasy and for those who remember, life was simple and easy. However the downside was that things progressed at a snail’s pace,a case in point being that to apply for a phone connection or utility connection one would have to wait endlessly before an […]


PNCA to hold cartoons workshop

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ISLAMABAD-Pakistan National Council of the Arts will hold the first ever 2-week cartoon workshop for media, students, cartoonists and artists having a background of drawing to provide them training of political cartooning here from February 12. The workshop will be conducted by renowned cartoonist Shujaat Ali till February 21 at the National Art Gallery. It […]


How this calligraphy artist finally met PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:Pakistanis living overseas always have a desire to somehow contribute to the nation. Some do this by investing back home or offering their services pro bono. Some others use their talents to do something unique. This is what Pakistani-origin Briton Sonia Nisa did as she made a calligraphic portrait depicting Prime Minister Imran Khan while […]


BISP to launch extensive media awareness campaign on fraudulent SMS

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Islamabad: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has planned to execute an extensive media campaign involving print and electronic media to create awareness among the general public about fraudulent SMS. According to an official of BISP, more SMS based campaigns will also be pursued for saving the citizens from any hazard due to fake messages while […]


K-P plans media blitz for merged districts

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PESHAWAR: Even though its efforts are yet to display physical results, the provincial government has planned to launch an integrated media blitz praising itself for bringing the erstwhile tribal agencies into the mainstream. This was decided in a meeting to finalise the media strategy for the province over the merger of the erstwhile federally administered […]