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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Islamabad wildlife dept should take over Marghazar Zoo: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Wednesday told a Senate committee that she had requested the government to hand over the control of Marghazar Zoo to the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board for better management of the zoo and care of the animals. At present the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) is running […]


‘Agri policy offers incentives for rural women, youth’

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Punjab government on Wednesday launched its agriculture policy to “enhance economic growth and raise standards of living of the masses, particularly the rural people”. Unveiling the policy, Minister for Agriculture Malik Nauman Langrial claimed that all stakeholders, chairmen of agriculture-related task forces as well as USAID experts were consulted during the […]


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s Student Athlete nominated at NAMIC awards

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Head of SOC Films, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s collaborative venture, called Student Athlete is an HBO sports documentary that released in October 2018. It examines the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families. The documentary has been nominated at the annual NAMIC Vision Awards 2019 alongside Dwayne […]


21st death anniversary of Agha Talish

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Filmstar and one of the finest actors of his time, Agha Talish, was remembered by his fans on his 21st death anniversary on Tuesday. Known as Agha Talish, Agha Ali Abbas Qizilbash was born in Ludhiana, India, in 1926 and made his debut in 1947 and was mostly known and recognized in Pakistan for playing […]


Coping with the cyber world

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Globalisation had turned the world into a village, but without disrupting the physical borders of nation states. However, what is happening now, as the world is on the threshold of cyberspace, is something that is likely to greatly dilute the physical borders separating nations in economic terms without perhaps lessening the socio-cultural differences in terms […]


Wetlands: natural solution of climate change

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World wetlands day is celebrated on February 2 to mark the adoption of the Ramsar Convention in 1971. Wetlands and climate change, the theme for 2019 highlights the important role of wetlands as a solution to climate change. Wetlands play a significant role in stabilising greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the impacts of climate change. […]


Complying SC order, banning Indian content

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Muhammad Saleem Baig on Tuesday lauded the role television channels and cable operators in ensuring compliance of the Supreme Court (SC) orders, banning Indian channels and its content. He held a meeting with office-bearers of the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) and representatives of cable operators Sindh region […]


Home dept opposes transfer of convicts in Wali Babar case

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KARACHI: Sindh home department on Tuesday opposed the transfer of convicts, accused in the murder of journalist Wali Khan Babar, from Larkana to Karachi Central Jail. A two-member bench, comprising Justice Aftab Gorar and Justice Amjad Ali Sahito, heard the plea about the transfer of Syed Muhammad Ali Rizvi, Faisal Mehmood, Tahir Naveed and Muhammad Shahrukh […]


PPF condemns attack on journalist in Sri Lanka

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the attack on journalist Nadarajah Kugarajah. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned this brutal attack on a journalist for doing his job and urged the concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter […]


Shun the TV, stop a war

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I HAVE been studiously following the mantra given by George Perkovich, and, accordingly, haven’t watched Indian TV news for a couple of years or more. I would advise my Pakistani friends to do the same with their TV. Switch it off. The celebrated defence analyst, author of a seminal work on India’s nuclear policy, was […]


Death anniversary of Musa Khankhel observed

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MINGORA: The 10th death anniversary of Musa Khankhel, correspondent of Geo News and The News, was observed here at the Swat Press Club on Monday. Journalists, writers and elders paid glowing tributes to the slain journalist. Unidentified persons had shot dead Musa Khankhel in Matta tehsil in Swat district on February 18, 2009, where he […]


Forest dept to hire informers to check illegal logging

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LAHORE: The Punjab Forest Department has decided to hire services of informers to check timber theft from its forests. Punjab Minister for Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Sibtain Khan told a press conference on Monday that to curb the timber theft, informers would be hired who would alert the forest authorities online. The department would spring […]


Crackdown on social media misuse

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Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has a way of making provocative pronouncements, but his latest remarks seem to have caused unwarranted concern among the rights activists. Speaking on the serious issue of religious extremism and counter-narrative at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Studies, he announced that a crackdown would be launched in the next few […]


IHC issues notice to PTA for blocking political party’s website

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has issued a notice to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in response to a petition filed by the left-wing Awami Workers Party (AWP) against the blocking of its official website. Chief Justice Athar Minallah admitted the petition for regular hearing following issuing arguments on its maintainability. The PTA has been […]