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Shun the TV, stop a war

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I HAVE been studiously following the mantra given by George Perkovich, and, accordingly, haven’t watched Indian TV news for a couple of years or more. I would advise my Pakistani friends to do the same with their TV. Switch it off. The celebrated defence analyst, author of a seminal work on India’s nuclear policy, was […]


Former K-P governor Brig (retd) Amir Gulistan Janjua passes away

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Brigadier (retd) Amir Gulistan Janjua, the former governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), passed away on Tuesday in Rawalpindi at the age of 95, Radio Pakistan reported. Funeral prayers of the former governor will be held at Race Course graveyard in Rawalpindi on Tuesday. He served as the governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 1988 to 1993. He also served as […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel observed

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MINGORA: The 10th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent of Geo News and The News, was observed here at the Swat Press Club on Monday. Journalists, writers and elders paid glowing tributes to the slain journalist. Unidentified persons had shot dead Musa Khankhel in Matta tehsil in Swat district on February 18, 2009, where he […]


Forest dept to hire informers to check illegal logging

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LAHORE: The Punjab Forest Department has decided to hire services of informers to check timber theft from its forests. Punjab Minister for Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Sibtain Khan told a press conference on Monday that to curb the timber theft, informers would be hired who would alert the forest authorities online. The department would spring […]


Crackdown on social media misuse

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Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has a way of making provocative pronouncements, but his latest remarks seem to have caused unwarranted concern among the rights activists. Speaking on the serious issue of religious extremism and counter-narrative at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies, he announced that a crackdown would be launched in the next few […]


IHC issues notice to PTA for blocking political party’s website

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has issued a notice to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in response to a petition filed by the left-wing Awami Workers Party (AWP) against the blocking of its official website. Chief Justice Athar Minallah admitted the petition for regular hearing following issuing arguments on its maintainability. The PTA has been […]


Sindh Information Commission starts working next month

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The Sindh Information Commission will finally start functioning under the Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016 next month. The body has set up its office in the State Life Insurance Building opposite the Chief Minister House on Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road in Karachi. Last week the Accountant General Sindh had transferred the first […]