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Daily Archives: April 7, 2019

Artificial’ water shortage draws farmers’ ire

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BADIN – A large number of growers and farmers staged a 20-kilometre long march on foot from Seerani Town to Badin City headquarters on Saturday to protest against ‘artificial’ water shortage in the tail-end of Badin district. The “march” on foot was organised by Seerani Social Forum which was led by Azizullah Dero, Mir Noor […]


Sindh to set up board to promote IT solutions

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KARACHI: The Sindh government will constitute an information technology board like the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), said Sindh Minister for IT, Environment and Costal Development Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur. Addressing the event ‘Smart Cities & Digital Transformation’ held at the National Incubation Center in Karachi, he said Sindh remained behind in tech solutions, amid other […]


Europe Day’ celebrated with pomp and fanfare in Islamabad

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The European Union and its member states in Pakistan once again celebrated Europe Day in a unique manner with pomp and fanfare A ‘Eurovillage’ was set up at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Islamabad, on Friday aimed at promoting European culture and values. The general public were provided with multiple displays of Europe […]


Johar Town signal-free project: Trees on the chopping block

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LAHORE: At a time when the government continues planting a number of saplings and ensuring cleanliness in the Punjab capital, the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) is all set to start cutting or uprooting more than 60 trees in connection with execution of Johar Town’s main boulevard (Khayaban-i-Firdausi) signal-free project. The LDA launched civil work on […]


Pemra’s curbs on ex-servicemen’s appearance in TV shows to be challenged in IHC

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ISLAMABAD: The Ex-Servicemen Legal Forum, an association of retired army officers-turned-lawyers, has decided to challenge a notification of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) to TV channels, imposing some restrictions on the appearance of retired military officers in TV programmes as defence analysts. The convener of the Forum, retired Lt Col Inamur Rahim Khawaja, […]


Family demands justice as schoolboy killed in crossfire in Quaidabad

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KARACHI: A 10-year-old boy was killed in an exchange of gunfire between policemen in civvies and a suspected criminal in Quaidabad, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday night in which two policemen, another boy and the suspect sustained bullet wounds. The police claimed that the boy was killed by the […]


‘Bhitai’s message of peace, tolerance is as relevant today as in the past’

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KARACHI: “The lack of tolerance, lack of understanding and all this aggressiveness that we see in people nowadays makes us think back to how it used to be. It is what makes us cherish the past. Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s universal message of peace and tolerance is as relevant today as it was in the […]


Villagers hold 23-km march over water crisis

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BADIN: A large number of farmers and residents of coastal villages staged a 23-kilometre march on foot from Seerani town to Badin on Saturday to register protest against months-long water crisis, which had crippled routine life and devastated agriculture. The protesters, after covering the distance in two hours, gathered outside Badin Press Club where they […]


Readings by Faryal Gauhar: Author and rights activist shares her thoughts on social issues

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A television personality of yesteryear, Faryal Gauhar, read portions from books authored by her to an enraptured audience at the Majmua Art Gallery on Saturday. The subject of the readings extended over a vast canvas. In her inimitable style and impeccable English, she read portions on a number of social issues, extending from the bordello […]


The goal of protecting human rights

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Pakistan must own the UNHRC’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism and continue to extend its cooperation at a much enhanced level The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) was formed by the UN General Assembly on March 15, 2006 replacing UN Commission on Human Rights. Its main goal is to protect and promote human rights and […]


Five-day spring festival begins in Lakki Marwat

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LAKKI MARWAT: The five-day celebrations of first spring festival in the history of Lakki Marwat district kicked off at Serai Gambila town with colourful events. Bannu division commissioner Adil Saddiq, being the chief guest, inaugurated the festival jointly organised by the district administration and local government. Local residents and people from the adjoining districts attended […]