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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Science expo from Feb 11

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Islamabad: Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has planned to arrange three-day activities including conference on Higher Education in Science and Technology for Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan and Science and Technology Expo from February 11-13. The event will be arranged at Pakistan Council Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR, an official in the ministry told this […]


Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

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Karachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]


Ajmal Khattak’s ninth death anniversary observed

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PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) leaders on Thursday threatened to resist the bid to introduce the presidential system in the country and scrap the 18th constitutional amendment. Speaking at a meeting held in connection with the ninth death anniversary of the party’s former president Ajmal Khattak at the party’s headquarters, Bacha Khan Markez in […]


Wife of Khairpur State’s last ruler passes away

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KARACHI: Aelya Talpur, wife of His Highness Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur II — the last ruler of the princely State of Khairpur — died at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Thursday. She was in her late 70s. She leaves two sons and a daughter. According to an SIUT official she […]


Once upon a time, Karachi cared for its animals

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KARACHI: There was a time when Karachi was kind to its citizens – not just humans, but four-legged, furry ones too. Today, what is left of the water troughs, built across the city in the 19th century, serve as a shameful reminder of how the city lost its collective sense of empathy. Post-partition, the maintenance of […]


PM to kick off spring plantation drive on Feb 9

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan would kick off a spring plantation campaign under the ‘Plant for Pakistan’ project by planting a tree in Balloki in central Punjab. The government plans to plant 150 million trees as part of the campaign, including extending the drive to illegally occupied government property. This includes 2,500 acres of government […]


Press conference on effective implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016

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Call for taking measures for ensuring public access to information under RTI Coalition on Right to Information (CRTI) and its partners Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and Center of Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI) raised the voice to urge the government to ensure implementation of Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act, 2016 on February 6, […]


New project concept paper being drafted for botanical gardens

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ISLAMABAD: Having secured control of its land, the federal government has started work on preparing a new project concept paper for building a massive zoological, botanical and research garden in the Bani Gala area of the federal capital. Once ready, the draft concept paper will be sent to the Ministry of Climate Change secretary for […]


We shouldn’t lead Hadia to think she’s the next Abida Parveen: Xulfi

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Nescafé Basement started off with a bang as two tracks from its fifth installment were revealed last week. Promising to showcase the young, raw talent of Pakistan, Xulfi brought forward 73 artists of different genres. One of them was eight-year-old Hadia Hashmi. The fifth grader was lauded and loved by everyone for her strong vocals. So […]


Indus Valley International Film Festival to improve Indo-Pak relations

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LAHORE: The Indus Valley International Film Festival is all set to be held in New Delhi, India on February 25, 2019. The festival has long been held in high regard due to its ability to improve Indo-Pak relations. Film personalities from both countries are seeking opportunities for the festival. Around 12 Pakistani films will be screened […]


SC rules overt, covert censorship unconstitutional

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ISLAMABAD: Overt and covert censorship is unconstitutional and illegal, the Supreme Court ruled while deciding a suo motu notice relating to the Faizabad Interchange sit-in by Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP). “Nebulous tactics, such as issuing advice to self-censor, to suppress independent viewpoints, to project prescribed ones, to direct who should be hired or fired by media […]


Call for research on how media adapts to new challenges

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday accepted that the media industry was in a crisis but claimed that it was related to technology. He suggested carrying out solid research to understand how media could adapt to new challenges. Speaking at the event in which a media lab was launched, he said his ministry had […]


Pakistani short Rani is destined for London

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Pakistani short films are developing into quite an industry. One particular case in point is Rani, starring transgender actor and LGBTQ activist Kami Sid, who essays a toy vendor and what happens when she decides to take care of an abandoned child. Since last year, the film has been screened at approximately 8 film festivals. […]


PPF condemns killing of two journalists in Afghanistan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan has expressed deep concern over the killing of two journalists in Taliqan city, northern Takhar province of Afghanistan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this incident and called on the government and law enforcement agencies to thoroughly […]