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PTV will turn profitable by end of June: MD

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ISLAMABAD PR – The Managing Director Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Arshad Khan has announced that PTV will turn profitable by the end of June 2019 after posting losses over the past many years. He added that the primary beneficiary of this success will be PTV employees. Arshad Khan said the current management had inherited huge […]


Whale found washed ashore on Gwadar beach

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A 34-FOOT-LONG whale that washed ashore dead on the beach in Gwadar two days ago was quietly buried by municipality workers on Tuesday afternoon before its body could be examined by experts, sources told Dawn. “Perhaps the efficiency shown in burying the foul-smelling decomposed body was due to close proximity of the carcass to a […]


Pakistan only behind China, India in air pollution deaths: study

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WASHINGTON: Pakistan is the second on a list of 10 countries with the highest mortality rate due to air pollution, while India ties with China for the first place, says a report released on Wednesday. A total of 2.4 million people (1.2m each) died of air pollution in China and India in 2017, when a […]


‘Plant for Islamabad’ day held

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ISLAMABAD: The ministry of climate change on Wednesday planted trees in large numbers in the federal capital as it marked the “Plant for Islamabad” day. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Amin Aslam and the State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul kickstarted the campaign by planting saplings along with other officials of the […]


Govt increases water usage charges for AJK

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Resources Faisal Vawda on Wednesday said that the government has increased the water usage charges for AJK from 25 paisa to Rs 1.10 per unit which will enhance its income to Rs 11 billion. “Earlier AJK was getting Rs 70 million for the water usage charges at the rate of […]


Tariq Abul Hasan elected KUJ-Dastoor president

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Karachi : Tariq Abul Hassan and Arif Khan have been elected President and General Secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) respectively. According to Chairman Election Committee Hassan Imam Siddiqi on Wednesday, all the candidates were elected unopposed. Muhammad Rizwan Bhatti and Shams Keerio were elected Vice Presidents of KUJ Dastoor. Mohammad Bilal Tahir was […]


NA body calls for law to curb forced conversions

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ISLAMABAD:The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Law and Justice has called for legislation to stop the forced conversion of non-Muslims. In a meeting held on Wednesday chaired by MNA Riaz Fatyana, the committee also ordered the law and justice ministry to submit details of domestic violence cases. The committee directed the representatives of the law […]


Technology effectively helping police combat crime in Lahore

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LAHORE: As various technologies move ahead at a rapid pace, it has become imperative for government institutions, the world over, to keep abreast. This is especially true when it comes to policing duties, and has prompted Lahore Police to incorporate the latest technological solutions for carrying out their day-to-day duties, particularly crime-busting tasks. Owing to the […]


Shireen Mazari highlights India’s IOK human rights violations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari, during her visit to the Belgian capital, Brussels, has expressed her serious concern over the state terrorism being perpetrated by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir and has highlighted the need for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute, adding that Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir were […]


Genre-based TV serials on the small screen

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Admit it or not but the percentage of family dramas airing on television is much higher than the rest of the genres. Even though there are some exceptions – like comedy or horror – family dramas are more popular because they cover a long time period and allow the audience to establish an emotional bond […]


First Facebook innovation lab launched at LUMS

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Facebook and Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology along with the National Technology Fund (IGNITE) launched the first Facebook Innovation Lab located in the National Incubation Centre (NIC) on Wednesday at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). The event was attended by several thought leaders from across the world who came together and debated on […]


People urged to use right to information for govt’s accountability

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KARACHI: Teachers and workers from the education and health departments as well as librarians and councillors gathered to attend a workshop titled ‘Improving public service delivery through Right to Information (RTI)’ organised by Shehri-Citizens for a Better Environment in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation Pakistan at a hotel here on Wednesday. At an earlier RTI […]