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Daily Archives: April 14, 2019

EcoSikh to set up Guru Nanak Sacred Forest in Kasur

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Lahore- EcoSikh, a US-based organisation, will launch its first-ever tree plantation campaign ‘Guru Nanak Sacred Forest’ in Pakistan tomorrow (Monday). The campaign, named after founder of the Sikh religion Baba Guru Nanak , will kick off at the Punjabi Language Research Centre in Kasur in connection with Baba Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary. The campaign will be […]


HU Earth Day event: government urged to introduce climate-friendly policies

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Speakers at a symposium urged the government to take effective and concrete measures to protect rapidly-deteriorating environment in the country by introducing and implementing climate-friendly policies. The Earth Day symposium was organised by Habib University (HU) at its auditorium, here on Saturday. Adjunct Professor HU Urban Planning Farhan Anwar said that more than 75 percent […]


Non-fiction: Urdu’s journey from newsprint to novel

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It is 1879 and, in the highly cultured and sophisticated city of Lucknow, an inquisitive and rather eager young man by the name of Azad — enigmatic but appropriate — is sauntering through the streets and localities taking note of how the rituals of Muharram are practised. As he records his sharp and humorous observations, […]


Rising cyber crimes become challenge for FIA

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ISLAMABAD: The rising cyber crimes in Pakistan have become a major challenge for the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as it has registered around 5000 complaints last year. With the internet and social media use on the rise, the FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing is facing capacity issues due to the higher number of complaints regarding harassment through social […]


Digitising our past-I

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This month I finished my two-year term as the Project Director of the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project. The project was envisaged in 2016 by Dr Umar Saif, the then Chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board and the founding Vice Chancellor of the Information Technology University, after he read about the dismal state of the […]


Human rights and democratic participation

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With Harris Khalique becoming the new secretary-general of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) it was expected that some new vitality and vigour would be injected into this pre-eminent human rights organisation in Pakistan. The HRCP has benefitted a lot from the old guards such as Afrasiab Khattak, Anis Haroon, Asad Iqbal Butt, Asma […]


Descent into censorship

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Perhaps many Pakistanis first noticed the state of Indian mainstream news media when they caught a glimpse of its coverage of the Pulwama attack and Balakot strikes. There was genuine surprise — or more aptly, horror. However, for a section of the Indian media — especially, some respected news websites — the nationalistic, jingoistic and […]


HRCP concerned over action against journalist, HR activist

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Lahore: Following attempts to malign academic Dr Arfana Mallah and the FIR lodged against journalist Shahzeb Jillani, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its alarm at ‘the frequency with which human rights defenders and journalists are made the subject of propaganda amounting to incitement.’ In a statement issued today, HRCP has said […]


Media muzzled

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Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (PECA) is just an addition to the already existing laws that are often used against the media and journalists; laws that allow the government of the day and the state to resort to newer tactics of censorship without having to use muscle power. To this day, no one knows […]


Society: Moms Of The Internet

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Tabinda Nabil, a Pakistani resident in Dubai, struggled to cope with the drastic change in her life after she first became a mother. “I was a full-time teacher but, after the birth of my son, my life completely changed from a happening career to nursing and changing diapers with no social life,” she says. “All […]


‘We need to think how we can replenish the planet’

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Karachi: Awareness of issues regarding the earth and the environment were at the forefront of all the discussions that took place at the day-long Earth Day Symposium organised as a part of the Dhanani School of Science and Engineering’s ‘Public lecture series’ at the Habib University (HU) here on Saturday. Environmental lawyer Ahmed Rafay Alam […]


Merits of bio-saline farming in Thar discussed

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Mithi: Stressing that bio-saline agriculture can bring about an economic revolution, elected representatives, irrigation and agriculture experts, civil society activists and coal mining firms’ executives have urged the government of Sindh to introduce bio-saline agriculture scheme for farmers to eradicate poverty from the region and counter the chronic drought in Thar. They were speaking at […]