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Daily Archives: February 25, 2019

Askari Bank’s ‘Plant a tree, make Pakistan green’ campaign begins

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As a socially responsible corporate organisation, Askari Bank, is always taking initiatives in the areas of environmental and community development. In line with the prime minister’s ‘Plant for Pakistan’ programme, and making Pakistan greener, Askari Bank organised a plantation activity in collaboration with MCI at Lake View Park, Islamabad for planting 3,000 trees that includes, […]

The 3rd Sindh Literature Festival ends on high note

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Sindh’s leading fiction writer Amar Jaleel on Sunday asked those at the helm of affairs that the voters in every constituency should have the right to quash their votes given to lawmakers whom they think were no longer suitably representing them. “If someone casts a vote for a candidate, the voter should also have the […]

Chances for K2 expeditions lowered by hurricane-strong winds, says ACP

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ISLAMABAD: With hurricane-strong winds pounding K2 for the last four days, chances for expeditions to summit the second-highest mountain in the world have fallen, the Alpine Club of Pakistan (ACP) said on Sunday. “The forecast says the weather after Sunday will turn for the worst and the previously expected conditions of clearer skies below 7,000 […]

FIA watching social media to curb ‘anti-national propaganda, hate speech’

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KARACHI: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) is claimed to have put in place a monitoring system following the government directives about a crackdown against those spreading extremism and hatred on social media and said it would not wait for any complaint to take action against any individual or group as legally it can take cognizance […]

Media urged to highlight Sindh’s positive image

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Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information & Archives, Law, and Anti-Corruption Establishment Barrister Murtaza Wahab said on Sunday that by covering the Sindh Literature Festival media should highlight the positive image of the country, especially Sindh. The Adviser said that the large attendance today proved the success of Sindh Literature Festival. Barrister Murtaza Wahab […]

Fawad offers to quit portfolio as PTV crisis deepens

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ISLAMABAD: The ongoing tussle among media managers of the government over the appointment of the managing director of state-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has taken a new turn with federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry offering Prime Minister Imran Khan to change his ministry. While talking to Dawn on Sunday, the information minister refuted reports about […]

Pemra releases its annual performance report

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has released its annual report for financial years 2015-18, citing a survey, it said that 65 percent watch cable television, 25 percent are terrestrial viewers while only 09 percent have access to media through satellite dishes. Section 17 of Pemra (Amendment) Act-2007 ordains compilation and submission of […]

Climate change: time to panic?

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The question posed above is about climate change; the age of climate panic is here wrote The New York Times in a special report on the subject of what mankind faced if it did not urgently address the issue of global warming. The heatwave in 2018 that produced the fourth hottest year in the history of the […]

Freedom of expression, speech fundamental human rights: Zarrar

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LAHORE: Zarrar Said, the author of latest international fictional thrill ‘Pureland’ and a master story–teller, emphasises that freedom of expression and speech are fundamental human rights and must be protected. No one can be hated because of his or her religion, sect and race, he viewed. He expressed these views while talking to The News […]