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PPF condemns detention of two journalists in Kazakhstan

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan has expressed concern over the detention of Sania Toyken and Sanat Nurbekov, correspondent and cameraman of Radio Azattyk. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the detention of journalists and termed it an attack on media freedom. PPF also urged the […]


Task forces’ body declares IT&T sector as industry

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The three sub-task forces of the Prime Minister Taskforce on Information Technology and Telecom has finalized recommendations including the proposal to bring down the 12.5 percent advance income tax on internet to zero as well as declaring IT and Telecom sector as industry. Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in […]


Artistes demand annual folk music festival in KP

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PESHAWAR: The artistes on Sunday demanded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to launch an annual folk music festival and exchange of troupes to promote peace through music in the region. They made the demand at a function arranged at the Zubair Mir Hall of the Peshawar Press Club by the Cultural Committee of the Press Club […]


10th Karachi Literature Festival concludes on a high note

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The third and last day of the Karachi Literature Festival received an overwhelming response with booklovers flocking to the venue in droves. Book launching, talks and presentations marked the contours of the event. The successful 10th edition of KLF was organised by Oxford University Press (Pakistan) under the leadership of its Managing Director Arshad Saeed […]


One million trees will be planted in Karachi: Sindh Minister

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While visiting the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Park, Sindh Minister for Forests and Wildlife Syed Nasir Husain Shan said that in the first phase of Urban Forestry throughout Sindh, approximately one million tree plantation will be carried out in Karachi. The Minister was accompanied by Chancellor Iqra University Erum Lakhani, Secretary Forest Abdul Raheem Soomro, President […]


Enormous wood cutting leading to climate issues

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN – Trees and plants play significant role in the conservation of soil and environment whereas continuous wood cutting in the area is leading to deforestation and causing climate issues. Wood cutting for various purposes like timber wood, fodder etc puts tremendous immediate and long term consequences on the environment besides causing soil […]


KP can enhance forestry up to 30pc

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PESHAWAR – Blessed with bounties of natural resources varying from deserts to Alpine meadows, rivers, plenty of sunshine and rich biodiversity, Khyber Pakthunkhwa is the most suitable province of Pakistan with a colossal potential to enhance forest areas up to 30pc.  The forest area can be enhanced by using the vast barren land of merged […]


When India sets new standards of ‘gutter journalism’

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Minutes after Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday evening made a surprise announcement in the joint session of Parliament to free the captured Indian pilot as a ‘gesture of peace,’ one of the known anchors on a leading Indian news channel started screaming. He was telling his viewers that Pakistan would release Wing Commander Abhinandan […]


‘Dumbing down of broadcasting has become an industry’

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Dumbing down of broadcasting has become an industry, and this trend started in 1935, when a film used it as a slang, and since then it is thriving, said Dr Huma Baqai on Sunday. Dr Huma, associate dean of the IBA’s business administration faculty, was one of the panellists at the 10th Karachi Literature Festival’s […]