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Daily Archives: April 12, 2019

Memory manifestation

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KARACHI: One of the most frequently quoted lines from the Franco-Czech writer Milan Kundera’s novel The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is: “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” An exhibition of artist and poet Moeen Faruqi’s latest artworks that is under way at the Koel Gallery is intriguingly […]

Rights minister insists transgender community being safeguarded

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the most progressive countries in the world for legislating laws to secure and safeguard the rights of the transgender community. This was stated by the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Thursday as she responded to the statistics shared by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) earlier over […]

Despite tall claims, Sindh fails to recover forest land worth billions

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KARACHI: The Sindh government appears to be helpless in recovering forest land worth billions of rupees from individuals exercising heavy political influence, The Express Tribune has learnt. Despite repeated claims of getting the encroachers evicted, the provincial authorities have yet to make concerted efforts and now apparently attempting to hoodwink the courts by tweaking the records. […]

Punjab to take stricter wildlife protection measures through a new draft law

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LAHORE: Owing to the ever-growing population in Punjab and the accompanying problems of urbanisation, wild animals and creatures in the province are being adversely affected. Problems like the overuse of fertilisers and chemicals for agricultural and industrial purposes, decline of trees in towns, the undue destruction of animals’ natural habitat and illegal hunting, among others, have […]

Arshad Khan removed as acting MD PTV

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ISLAMABAD – The ongoing tussle between Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Chairman Pakistan Television Corporation Arshad Khan has been ended after withdrawal of acting charge of Managing Director PTVC from the latter on Thursday. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has issued a notification and Hassan Immad Muhammadi, Director Admin and Personnel PTVC has […]

Irsa likely to declare zero water shortage for early Kharif season

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ISLAMABAD   –   Indus River System Authority is likely to revise downwards the water shortage estimate in early Kharif to zero and provide Sindh its share according to Para-2 of the water accord 1991. The rivers received more water than the forecast flows during the first ten days of Kharif season and therefore IRSA is considering […]

‘Keep telecom licence renewal fees low’

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An interview with Parvez Iftikhar, Member PM’s Taskforce on IT & Telecom A telecom-industry veteran, Parvez Iftikhar is the founding CEO of Pakistan’s Universal Service Fund (2007-2011), which is a public-private telecom development organisation. Previously, he also served as the country head of Siemens Telecom, Pakistan. After leaving USF, Parvez has been active in ICT […]

Pemra chief presents performance report to Sindh governor

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Pemra chairman Muhammad Saleem Baig along with Executive Member Ashfaq Jumani called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail here on Thursday. The chairman presented Pemra’s performance report for the FY 2015-18 to the governor. During meeting, the chairman discussed various issues related to electronic media industry in Pakistan and expressed his unequivocal resolve to play a […]

No coercion in adult Ghotki girls conversion, rules IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Two Hindu girls from Sindh, who had allegedly been forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslims, did so voluntarily, ruled the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. The court also declared that the two sisters were adults and could live with their husbands if they wanted to. The decision came during a hearing […]