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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Sindh Assembly urged to reject forced conversion bill

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LAHORE: After almost a month of the submission of a bill in the Sindh Assembly against forced conversions, various religious and religio-political outfits sat together on Monday to voice against it. A joint declaration issued after the sitting announced a countrywide protest on Friday (May 3) and threatened of a vigorous protest campaign if the […]


Dispute resolution through employment of digital technologies – I

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Technology, especially digital technology is progressing at a breakneck speed. Normally we tend to assume that not much has happened in the last decade or so. But stupendous changes have indeed taken place, particularly in the field of communication technology, e.g., Facebook was founded in a dorm room at Harvard in 2004. Twitter was started […]


KUJ slams PTI workers over manhandling of female journalists

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Karachi: The Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) has strongly condemned the mistreatment and harassment of the female journalists during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s 23rd Foundation Day rally on Sunday. In a joint statement, the president KUJ Hassan Abbas, general secretary Aajiz Jamali and members of executive council said some miscreants tried to snatch the cameras and […]


Do not create obstacles amidst current challenges; Allow the media to perform their genuine responsibility – Free Media Movement

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We at the Free Media Movement, first and foremost, wish to convey our deepest condolences to all the victims of the horrendous terror attack on religious places and hotels happened on April 21st, 2019 – the Easter Sunday. All communities are still encountering the trauma and the shock. And simultaneously, we are much concerned about […]


Senate IT body to discuss online offences today

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Islamabad: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication will meet today (Monday) to discuss online offences. The committee has summoned the National Response Centre for Cybercrimes for a briefing on cybercrime complaints received and investigated, cases registered and their current status, while indicating the nature of offences in the last two years. The […]


Pakistani journalist attacked by police officers

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Shaukat Korai, court reporter of News One TV channel   was assaulted in the premises of Sindh High Court (SHC) by Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officers in Karachi on April 27. Korai  told Pakistan Press Foundation that he was present in the court for his routine coverage, when CTD officers brought few suspects to Anti-Terrorism Court’s administrative […]


An evening of film music

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KARACHI: Music group Amateurs’ Melodies celebrated its 20th anniversary on Friday evening at a local club with an array of Pakistani and Indian film music. Informing the audience, which had turned up in a large number, on the genesis of the group, Sultan Arshad said it was formed on April 17, 1999 at the residence […]


Farmers march 22km by foot against water shortage

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BADIN – A large number of farmers Saturday took out a long march on foot from Trai Town to Badin City headquarters against, “what they said”, artificial shortage of water in tail-end Badin district. The farmers march by foot for 22 kilometres. They were led by Shah Ali, Abdus Sattar Memon, Abdullah Saraz, Azizullah Dero, […]


Coastal cleanup drive conducted to conserve marine life, reduce plastic pollution

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KARACHI: “Plastic pollution is damaging our freshwater bodies and oceans. It is posing a serious threat to both freshwater and marine life. Therefore, we need to take up this issue seriously and act now otherwise we will lose rich biodiversity in a very short span of time”. This was stated by speakers during a briefing […]


Federal govt plans to revive Telephone Industries of Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided, in principle, to make the inactive Telephone Industries of Pakistan (TIP) operational in cooperation with China for the manufacturing of mobile phone sets. For this purpose, all options, including the privatisation of TIP, located in Haripur, and its running on public-private partnership mode, are being considered. Sources said Chinese […]


Verbal bullying on social media

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Long ago, prior to the popularity of social media, adults would teach children the adage, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me.” The quote was often used in the context of verbal bullying. However, the phenomenon of verbal bullying has become more prevalent via the medium of internet communication, […]


A tragic relationship with the arts

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It appears that insecurity about the performing arts, once the hallmark of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, has not gone away. Recently one of the leading Pashto vocalists, Hashmat Sahar, advised his fellow artistes not to seek immigration abroad and to stay at home. Hashmat Sahar is a popular vocalist and does get to travel and perform abroad. […]


Opposition politicising Billion Tree Tsunami project: KP minister

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai on Friday said the opposition was playing politics over the Billion Tree Tsunami project. Speaking at a press conference here, he said the opposition was creating hue and cry over the Billion Tree Tsunami for political point-scoring. Minister for Forest Ishtiaq Urmar was also present on the occasion. […]


Ministry, Sindh Judicial Academy ink MoU to acquaint judges with human rights laws

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The Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) and the Sindh Judicial Academy (SJA) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim to train judges in laws pertaining to human rights and build awareness of the national and international human rights framework. The signing ceremony was held at the Sindh Judicial Academy in Karachi on Friday. […]