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Daily Archives: April 3, 2019

JUI-F lawmaker suggests abolition of reserved seats for minorities

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ISLAMABAD: A proposal by Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) lawmaker to abolish reserved seats for women and minorities divided members of a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. The National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice at a meeting chaired by MNA Riaz Fatyana was considering The Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2018 moved by MNA Naveed Aamir Jeeva and […]


Anwar Maqsood’s Naya Pakistan from Aug 14

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KARACHI: Eminent writer Anwar Maqsood is these days busy writing a play titled Naya Pakistan which will be put up on stage on Aug 14. This was announced by the writer himself at a press conference at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi on Tuesday afternoon. Giving the background to his ongoing play Naach Na […]


IHC forms body to probe forced conversion charges

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ISLAMABAD: The Islam­­abad High Court on Tuesday formed a five-member commission to probe whether two sisters belonging to a Hindu family of Ghotki had converted to Islam under coercion or of their own volition and whether or not they were underage at the time of their marriage with Muslim men. The court named renowned Islamic […]


Call for prompt recovery of journalist

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KARACHI: Dozens of journalists gathered outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday and staged protest demonstration against “enforced disappearance” of a young reporter associated with Daily Jang last week. The demonstration organised by the joint action committee — an umbrella body representing KPC and factions of Karachi Union of Journalists — demanded the government safely […]


NA panel forms sub-committee to take up minority seats issue

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Tuesday formed a sub-committee to work on an amendment for an increase in the number of seats reserved for minorities in the lower house. It also recommended that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) oversee the intra-party elections of political parties. The committee, which […]


Senators unhappy over IT ministry’s performance

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ISLAMABAD: Senators have expressed their grave reservations over the performance and projects of the information technology and telecommunications ministry. The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications held a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Senator Rubina Khalid. The chairperson observed that the committee had not even received a single satisfactory response from the ministry on […]


Pakistan Army’s public relations wing

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NEW DELHI  –  With Facebook taking down pages linked to Pakistani cyber actors spreading disinformation in India ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it’s becoming increasingly clear that India has been late in spotting the danger: if there is a Pakistani inter-services directorate as lethal as the Inter Services Intelligence, it is, undoubtedly, the […]


Provinces likely to face 14pc water shortage in early Kharif season

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ISLAMABAD – The provinces are likely to face 14 percent water shortage in early Kharif season and 6 percent shortfall in late Kharif season. ndus River System Authority (IRSA) advisory committee Tuesday anticipated that during early Kharif season (April 1st to June 10) the water shortage forecast is 14 percent which will decrease to 6 […]


Indus Water Commission working sans permanent head

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman Federal Flood Commission Tuesday said water sector had been ignored in the past and currently there was no permanent Indus Water Commissioner, no member water WAPDA and many senior posts were lying vacant in the Ministry of Water Resources. “There is no permanent Indus Water Commissioner, so how can we settle water […]


Water storage depleting at alarming level

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LAHORE: Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman retired Lt-Gen Muzammil Husain says that per capita water availability in Pakistan has squeezed to an alarming 908 cubic meter per annum from 5,260 cubic meter, pushing Pakistan towards water scarcity fast. It also recommends a sustainable long-term plan to thwart the looming water crisis and improve […]


Online freedoms

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SOCIAL media networks have proved to be excellent habitats for the culture of fake news, online hate speech and cyberbullying. There is a global call for state regulation of social media networks to combat these ills. In legal terms, the identified methods of state regulation of free speech can be classified under two models: prior […]


Pakistan united against aggression: Malik

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ISLAMABAD – PPP leader Senator Rehman Malik Tuesday launched his book “Modi’s War Doctrine” amid a galaxy of parliamentarians, intellectuals and journalists. The book contains a comprehensive study of the Indian designs of escalation before every past Lok Sabha general election in India. Speaking on the occasion, Senator Rehman Malik said Pakistan had given a […]


PPF condemns killing of Mexican sports reporter

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico has expressed deep concern over the killing of Mexican sports reporter Omar Iván Camacho Mascareño. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has strongly denounced the killing of journalist and urged the authorities to immediately investigate the matter […]


PPF condemns arrest of Radio Globo director

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Juan Orlando Hernandez, President of Honduras has expressed deep concern over the raid on the station of Radio Globo and arrest of journalist David Romero, director of the station. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has denounced the raid on station and arrest of its director and […]