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Sindh govt to launch urban forestry drive

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KARACHI – The Sindh government will start implementing its project to conduct urban forestry in the province within a month as Karachi is going to be the first city to undergo the massive plantation drive. Sindh Minister for Forests and Wildlife disclosed this information while speaking as the chief guest at a dialogue on Corporate […]


Rifts emerge within govt media team over PTV crisis

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ISLAMABAD: Divisions and rifts within the media team of the government surfaced on Wednesday when federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said some special assistants and advisers to the prime minister were backing the Pakistan Television managing director who was taking a huge salary package despite the financial crisis PTVwas facing. During a visit to PTV Centre, the minister […]


Glacier surge poses threat to Hunza villages

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GILGIT – A surge in the Shisper Glacier, located west of Hassanabad village in Hunza, was posing a threat to the residents with every passing day. This was stated by Assistant Director Disaster Management Authority (GBDMA) Gilgit-Baltistan here on Wednesday. He said “the 1,300-meter wide and 600 feet long glacier was moving towards villages housing […]


PEMRA chief presents performance report to president

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Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) chairman Muhammad Saleem Wednesday presented Authority’s performance report over its operations and accounts for the financial years 2015-18 to the President Dr Arif Alvi at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. The president, while appreciating the efforts of PEMRA, directed that PEMRA should make this report a regular annual feature to keep abreast […]


Applications for Media Awards invited from KP journalists

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PESHAWAR: The entries for the Amir Ahmad Siddiqui (AAS) Media Awards have been invited for this year’s competition from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa journalists by March 20, 2019. According to a press release, the intending applicants were asked to send their entries by email to aasaward2019@gmail.com. They can also submit entries to the outgoing president of Khyber Union […]


Islamabad wildlife dept should take over Marghazar Zoo: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Wednesday told a Senate committee that she had requested the government to hand over the control of Marghazar Zoo to the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board for better management of the zoo and care of the animals. At present the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) is running […]


‘Agri policy offers incentives for rural women, youth’

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Punjab government on Wednesday launched its agriculture policy to “enhance economic growth and raise standards of living of the masses, particularly the rural people”. Unveiling the policy, Minister for Agriculture Malik Nauman Langrial claimed that all stakeholders, chairmen of agriculture-related task forces as well as USAID experts were consulted during the […]