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Monthly Archives: February 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 […]


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 […]