February | 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) | Page 11

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Monthly Archives: February 2019

Experts call for making barren parks in city green

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: While the project for an urban forest being proposed over 400 acres along the Malir River faces many challenges and is yet to be officially approved, experts have called upon the government to immediately start implementing small-scale measures to turn the city’s many barren parks and roadside spaces green. These steps, they said, would […]


Unicef calls for action to tackle online violence against young people

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Pointing to dangers posed by online violence, cyber-bullying and digital harassment for people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are online in Pakistan, Unicef on Tuesday called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people. The call came on Safer Internet Day following a recent Unicef poll […]


A dire conversation with an upcoming author

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The crowd was silent during actor Sarwat Gilani’s narration of journalist Maheen Usmani’s first book, The Mercurial Mr Bhutto & Other Stories. If it was discomfort, shock, empathy, or a culmination of all the audience felt… no one could know for sure.  However, one thing was for sure: Maheen’s stories might be fictional but they touch on […]


TV host terms Pemra’s decision illegal

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: TV host Dr Danish has claimed that Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s decision to restrain him from appearing on any TV channel in any capacity for a month for levelling ‘false’ allegations was illegal and one-sided. In a letter written to Pemra chairman, dated February 4, Dr Danish said: “I have learnt this news […]


Declaration of newspapers closing offices to be cancelled

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said on Monday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed deep concern over the journalists’ firing from jobs. Talking to the camp of sacked journalists and media workers here, the minister said the prime minister had asked him to meet the affected media persons, taking along information ministers from […]


Rights activist Gulalai Ismail released: Islamabad police

Pakistan Press Foundation

Rights activist Gulalai Ismail was released by Islamabad police late Wednesday, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat told DawnNewsTV. However, according to the senior official, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers arrested a day earlier along with Gulalai for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club were sent to Adiala jail after […]


One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2100, claims new study

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: At least a third of glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan range will melt away this century due to climate change, warns a new study formally launched in Nepal on Monday. The study released by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), reveals that even if carbon emissions are limited to 1.5C to avert the worst […]


‘It’s the constitutional right of every citizen to get information from govt departments’

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Speakers at a consultative workshop held on Monday at a local hotel regretted the government’s lack of interest in implementing the Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016 and pointed out that despite the passage of almost 21 months, very few public bodies/departments had nominated a designated officer to provide information as per […]


Sharmeen Obaid launches 6th animated short film from AAGAHI

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE-SOC Films has released the sixth animated short film from the series ‘AAGAHI’ titled ‘Filing for Divorce (Khula Laynay Ka Tareeqa).” AAGAHI is a public service campaign which aims to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. The sixth animated short film, ‘Filing for divorce (Khula Laynay Ka Tareeqa) explains the process of filing […]


Legendary singer Malika Pukhraj remembered on 15th death anniversary

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE:The 15th death anniversary of legendary folk and ghazal singer Malika Pukhraj is being observed today. Fans and musicians have shared their fond memories of her, stating she inspired generations during her lifetime. Pukhraj was one of the most famous ghazal singers of her era and today, on her death anniversary, many musicians and singers are missing her. According to […]


Gorano declared new habitat for migratory birds in Thar

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI- International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently prepared an ecological report on advent of migration of different species of birds. The report says that Gorano pond which is a unique wetland of deep subsoil saline water pumped out from Thar coal mine has attracted various ‘piscivorous’ birds (those that feed on fish) […]


MCI raids shop, confiscates 24 leopard fur jackets

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad’s (MCI) wildlife directorate has confiscated two dozen jackets and other items made with animal fur. The directorate raided a store in a luxury hotel in the capital on Monday and confiscated 24 leopard fur jackets, as well as three decorative pieces made of fox fur, two made of leopard fur […]


Voice of Punjab: PTV signs MoU with Alhamra Arts Council

Pakistan Press Foundation

Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayaz-ul-Hassan Chohan has said that Voice of Punjab (VoP) is such a forum which will bring out a young talent in singing like Mehdi Hassan, Noor Jehan and Alam Lohar and others. “Now the melodious voices which could not be unearthed due to non-provision of opportunity would come to […]


PPF condemns the attack on Roots FM radio in Liberia

Pakistan Press Foundation

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the attack on Roots FM radio station on January 31st, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced this attack on radio station and called on the Liberian authorities to immediately investigate the matter and hold those […]