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Daily Archives: April 8, 2019

SHO suspended for manhandling transgenders

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KARACHI: The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), South Karachi, Sharjeel Kharal, has suspended the station house officer (SHO) of the Mauripur police station for allegedly manhandling transgenders. The DIG South took the action after a video of a reported raid on a birthday party of a transgender near Hawkesbay went viral on social media, […]


Cyber governance policy being formulated

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The government has drafted the Cyber Governance Policy aimed at realising the full potential of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development by assuring availability, confidentially and integrity of the critical infrastructure and information system, besides providing reliable, secured and resilient cyber space for all. According to the policy draft, the country’s cyber governance policy […]


Children and air pollution

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Look no further than South Asia for a region that will have its children’s’ life shortened the most due to air pollution. The new report, State of Global Air, 2019 has daunting revelations that should sound alarm bells in Pakistan, a key country in the region. The annual release has explored new dimension this time, […]


NADRA facilitating citizens through different innovative services

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Islamabad: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has registered over 11.6 million citizens into its database during last seven months, out of which 2.26 million received their identity document free of cost. The identity category types such as Computerized or Smart National Identity Cards (CNIC/SNIC), Family and Child Registration and Pakistan Origin Card (POC) have […]


HRCP expresses concern at state of rights

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with concern the state’s amendment of the requisites of participatory democracy and reversal to the concept of a majoritarian state. On the conclusion of its 33rd annual general meeting, HRCP said this trend must be arrested as it runs counter to the dictates of pluralism. […]


Dream Home Expo concludes on high note

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Islamabad: The three-day Dream Home Expo ended on a high note here at the Pak-China Friendship Centre with the organisers insisting that the event catered for both real estate developers and the people on the lookout for home or investment opportunities. Held for the fifth consecutive year under the auspices of Jang Media Group and […]


16 candidates shortlisted for state-run TV MD’s post

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has shortlisted 16 candidates out of 43 applicants for the post of new Managing Director (MD) of the state-run television. The ministry invited applications for the post OF MD on February 1. Besides, former director ISPR Brigadier (R) Attiqur Rehman the other candidates are Dr Muhammad Zubair Iqbal, […]


Reforms in water governance

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After nearly ten months of protests in different parts of Badin, April 3, 2019 saw a coordinated shutter-down strike in major towns across the district. The ongoing protests are against the persistent and acute shortage of water. Based on news reports, protesters blame influential landowners and the local irrigation department for collusion in diverting scarce […]


Ex-servicemen body supports Pemra’s restrictions

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society (PESS) has supported the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority’s (Pemra) decision to impose restrictions on TV channels over inviting retired military officers to their talk shows and other programmes as defence analysts. A statement issued by the PESS on Sunday said that the society distanced itself from a decision taken […]


Bhitai compared with Shakespeare as ‘both mirrored society’

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KARACHI: Language and culture in the context of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai’s poetry became the main focus of the second and final day of ‘Sindh, Sindhu and Shah Latif’, the national conference organised by the Siraj Institute of Sindh Studies (SISS) in collaboration with the Endowment Fund Trust at the Mohatta Palace Museum on Sunday. […]


Plan ready to promote social, cultural activities, says minister

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JHELUM: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that since Pakistan has recovered from terrorism, the government has now devised a plan to promote social and cultural activities across the country by arranging cultural shows and events. “Now we do not get news of blasts on a daily basis and terrorists challenging […]


Schoolteacher booked for torturing student

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LAHORE: A schoolteacher was booked for torturing a class IX student two days ago in a private school in Manawan. Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) chairperson Sarah Ahmed took notice of the incident. She directed the police to take action against the teacher and provided medical and legal facilities to the student. “A student […]


CM fine-tunes arrangements for coal power plants

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KARACHI   –  Sindh Chief Minister on Sunday chaired a meeting to finalise arrangements for the inauguration of Thar Coal Power Plants and said that it would be the first step towards prosperity of the country. It is pertinent to mention here that the project would be inaugurated by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on April 10. The […]


Pakistani Hindus free to enjoy religious freedom: Dr Ramesh

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KARACHI : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that Pakistan is a free country where Hindu community enjoys religious freedom. He made these remarks while addressing the Geeta Samelan ceremony, which was attended by thousands of Hindu people across the country. Dr Ramesh Vankwani said that objective of dedicating Holi […]