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Daily Archives: April 2, 2019

Pir Hussamuddin remembered on 37th death anniversary

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THATTA: Internationally acclaimed scholar, journalist, historian, writer and academician Pir Hussamuddin Rashdi was remembered at a well-attended ceremony held in Makli on Monday to observe his 37th death anniversary. Eminent literary figures, historians, archaeologists and intellectuals paid homage to the great scholar at the ceremony organised by the Pir Hussamuddin Rashdi Yadgar Committee. Speaking to […]


Malam Jabba youths want to ski professionally

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MINGORA: Young amateur skiers of Malam Jabba area have vowed to become professional and do the country proud by winning the international ski championship. They spoke to Dawn after participating in the three-day skiing championship at the Malam Jabba snow festival, which ended on Monday. The event attracted thousands of tourists, who enjoyed snow-related activities, […]


Literary Notes: Need for a national book foundation for children’s literature

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EVERY year, in the first week of April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated. It is meant to inspire the love of books and reading in children and bring children and books together. Celebrated since 1967, ICBD coincides with the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875), a great writer of stories for children, who […]


Book on 12 prominent personalities of Larkana launched

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LARKANA: Speakers showered praise on Muslim Shamim at a book launch ceremony for his work Dabistan-i-Larkana which detailed life and times of 12 prominent personalities of different fields produced by this historic city. In his book, Mr Shamim had also tried to compile literary, political and social history of Larkana and work towards uniting Sindhi […]


Karachi Zoo’s 150-year-old tree continues to mesmerise visitors

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KARACHI:Old, gigantic trees have been steeped in myth and legend for thousands of years with each having a unique story and fable surrounding them. One such tree – a Banyan – graces the premises of Karachi Zoological Gardens, formerly known as Mahatma Gandhi Gardens. According to locals, the tree is more than 100 years old […]


ICT backbone of digital transformation in country

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool has said that digitalization is high on the government’s agenda and is the only way forward to keep pace with the global developments. The federal minister was addressing a ceremony regarding launch of report on impact of telecom sector on Pakistan’s economy by […]


KP PA resolution calls for ban on obscene websites

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PESHAWAR : The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly unanimously passed a resolution against porn websites and demanded of the government to immediately block these websites like developed countries to protect the young generation from the curse of immoral activities. The resolution was jointly moved by the members of opposition and treasury and was debated in the Assembly to […]


‘Sustainable long-term plan vital to thwart water crisis’

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LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Lt-Gen (retd) Muzammil Hussain on Monday said a sustainable long-term plan was needed to thwart the looming water crisis and improve the ratio of low-cost hydel electricity in Pakistan. He expressed these views while briefing a delegation of Command and Staff College Quetta at the Wapda House. During […]


Facebook removes fake accounts linked to India, Pakistan

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KARACHI: Following an intense investigation, social media giant Facebook said on Monday it had taken down profiles, groups and pages from four separate networks — one in Pakistan and three in India — after they were found to be run from fake accounts that were engaged in deceptive behaviour. “When we take down one of […]


Fawad, PTV MD lock horns again

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ISLAMABAD: PTV managing director and federal minister for information are once again at loggerheads as the latter has said that conditions of the national television will not improve until a new MD is appointed. Information minister Fawad Chaudhry believes the current administration has completely failed to provide pensions to the employees yet the MD remains glued […]