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Monthly Archives: March 2019

NA speaker stresses tackling air pollution at all levels

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ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said that air pollution has become a serious issue which needs to be tackled at national, provincial and local level. “The role of Parliaments and Parliamentarians are crucial as they are policymakers and they scrutinize policies at the implementation level. Pakistan being the signatory of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) […]


Concern over planting eucalyptus under Green Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD – A parliamentary committee Tuesday observed that eucalyptus is being planted under Green Pakistan Programme which is consuming 12 per cent of underground water, saying section 144 should be imposed to root out the trees. “In the market, Eucalyptus plants are being sold at Rs3 per sapling while in under Green Pakistan programme it […]


Forestation on one acre against 12-acre holding suggested

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LAHORE: A draft urban and peri-urban forest policy suggests binding owners of 12 acres or more to reserve one acre of their respective lands for forestation, while those owning less than 12 acres should grow at least 10 trees per acre. The draft policy shared with the civil society recently recommends various steps for increasing […]


Engro pledges to conserve water on ‘World Water Day’

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Engro has reaffirmed its commitment to support the Sustainable Development Goal 6 which is crystal clear on conserving water so that the same can be provided to all by 2030. On the World Water Day, Engro conducted a graceful campaign at the plant site advocating the Sustainable Development Goal # 6 which helped creating awareness […]


Punjab’s winged winter visitors fight for survival

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LAHORE:Every year, millions of ducks, storks and other fowl leave behind the harsh snows of Siberia and make Pakistan their temporary home. As harbingers of seasonal change, their yearly journeys are imbued with special cultural significance, both in Pakistan and elsewhere. But a change in season is not all they signify – their yearly migration […]


TPL Trakker launches ‘Track Me’

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TPL Trakker has launched ‘Track Me’, the country’s first all-in-one personal tracking, which enables individuals and businesses to track family members and employees ensuring their safety and security. This solution is especially helpful in monitoring the movement of school going children and the elderly. The business community can also enjoy the flexibility of mobile time […]


Next budget to help address media issues: minister

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LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Syed Samsam Ali Bokhari on Monday assured the media and working journalists that the media industry would get a wave of fresh air soon, and the next budget would prove helpful in addressing grievances of the media workers. Speaking at a reception, hosted by All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) at a […]


Pakistan Press Foundation issues call for applications for fellowships on safety of journalists

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Karachi: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has issued a call for applications for fellowships on safety of journalists in Pakistan. The fellowship program aims to promote freedom of expression by providing support to media professionals to produce stories related to issues on safety of journalists. The fellowship programs will include the capacity building workshops as well […]


PPF condemns attack on premises of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia has expressed concern over the attack on the building of Serbian national broadcaster RTS in Belgrade on March 16. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the incident and urged the concerned authorities to investigate and hold the protestors responsible for […]


پاکستانی صحافیوں کےلیے’صحافیوں کا تحفظ’ کے عنوان سے فیلوشپ پروگرام درخواستوں کی طلبی

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 پاکستان پریس فائونڈیشن (پی پی ایف) فیلوشپ پروگرام کے لئے درخواستیں چاہتا ہے جس کا مقصد صحافیوں کی حفاظت کے معاملات سے متعلق تحقیقی اسٹوریز پر توجہ مرکوز کرنے والے صحافیوں کی مدد کے ذریعے اظہار رائے کی آزادی کا فروغ ہے فیلوشپس میں صلاحیتوں کو بڑھانے کے لیے ورکشاپس ، ایڈیٹوریل اور تکنیکی مدد […]


Preventing cyber harassment in Pakistan

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While internet offers various advantages in the modern era for its users, however, there also comes a time when this facility is misused. Since the development of internet, various cases have been reported where people were harassed online. Online or cyber harassment is when someone uses social media, emails, instant messaging, and websites to bully […]


Dawn’s former news editor Jamil Akhtar passes away

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KARACHI: Jamil Akh­tar, a former news editor of daily Dawn, passed away on Sunday, according to the family. He was 79. Mr Akhtar remained associated with journalism for half a century and worked for various news organisations in former East Pakistan, China and the UAE as well as Pakistan in senior positions. He was admitted […]


Caring about climate change!

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When President Trump carried out his threat to opt out of the Paris Accord, hardly anyone was surprised considering the big man’s shoot-from-the-hip disposition. It would not do to ignore the other side of the coin, either. In a world in which human values — what to talk of human life — have lost all […]


Sindh seeks SC guidelines for its forest policy

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ISLAMABAD: The Sindh government has sought guidelines from the Supreme Court in devising Agro Forestry Policy, 2019, by retrieving encroached forest lands in the province since a recent order of the Sindh High Court’s Sukkur bench is coming in its way to develop the forest policy. “The Supreme Court is requested to issue guidelines regarding […]