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Daily Archives: February 24, 2019

Pakistan should be proud to have very good RTI law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Punjab

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Pakistan should be proud to have very good RTI laws in KP and Punjab provinces and there is need to raise awareness among people on how to use it effectively.  This stated Marcel Haessler, Team Leader, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) at the multi stakeholders consultation target 16.10.2 of Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) dealing […]

Permission sought to take over Sukkur Press Club, ATC buildings ahead of demolition

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SUKKUR: The Sukkur municipal commissioner has sought permission from the competent authorities for the takeover and eventual demolition of the Sukkur Press Club and Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) buildings, built on amenity plots, in pursuance of the relevant orders of the Sindh High Court. The Sukkur Municipal Corporation vide its letter No. SMC/AEB/16 dated Feb 21, […]

Wildlife staff save rare leopard cat, arrest poachers

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ISLAMABAD: The Punjab and Islamabad wildlife departments carried out a joint operation that saved a rare leopard cat that was being sold on the black market for Rs45,000 and arrested two poachers. Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) Field Supervisor Zaheer Khan told Dawn on Saturday that the cat, which is extremely rare, was trapped in […]

Sindh govt set to initiate Urban Forestry project

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KARACHI:Sindh Forests and Wildlife Minister Syed Nasir Hussain announced on Saturday the launch of a city-wide tree plantation drive starting from Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park in Clifton as the first step towards realising Urban Forestry project. During the meeting at Hussain’s office, various stakeholders, including representatives of the non-governmental organisations and the corporate sector, were […]

A case against banning ‘hate speech’

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Who would not want to ban ‘hate speech’, right? After all, at some point most people have heard something that makes them want to see gags placed on offensive speech. But bear with me for the length of this piece — for by the end of it, I hope to make you slightly more reluctant […]

Social media gags

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“Regulation by social media companies is an added layer of censorship”  Night Dad — Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation Social media regulation of human rights defenders is on the rise in Pakistan but what’s more surprising is that social media companies are censoring content without any proper explanation. As someone who has worked on the […]