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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Pakistan wins World Habitat Award, says Zartaj

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ISLAMABAD  –   State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, in a tweet on her social media account, said that she was proud of to share that Pakistan had been elected as an Executive Board Member of the first United Nations Habitat Assembly. Later, in her another tweet, she informed that it was another crowning achievement […]


RIP Idrees Bakhtiar — a gentleman and a journalist

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Idrees Bakhtiar, who died yesterday in Karachi of complications from heart disease, was a giant of Pakistani journalism, a voracious chaser of paper and destroyer of word-processor keyboards who leaves an indelible mark on his profession. Idrees Sahib, as he was known to newswomen (and men), and to at least three generations of Pakistani presidents […]


IHC maintains stay order on issuance of new TV licences

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday maintained its stay order till June 10 against issuance of new TV licences by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). The bench directed the chairman Pemra and board members to submit an affidavit, assuring that the rights of current licence holders’ wouldn’t be affected. The counsel of […]


SHC orders Sindh govt to clear dues of media houses

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court on Thursday directed the provincial government authorities to verify the bills of newspapers/members of the Council of Pakistan Newspapers Editors (CPNE) within 15 days and thereafter immediately pay the dues lying outstanding against the government advertisements. A two-judge SHC bench, comprising Justices Mohammad Ali Mazhar and Agha Faisal, further directed […]


Sharmeen Obaid releases 2nd part from ‘Shattering the Silence’

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LAHORE-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the second part from the animated series “Shattering the Silence”, a project aimed at creating meaningful dialogue around issues of child abuse. The second animated short-film from Shattering the Silence is titled “Iqbal Ka Bachpan” which explores the story of Reebok Human Rights […]


AJK bans production, use of plastic shopping bags

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MIRPUR (AJK)   –   In a swift move to ensure pollution-free environment in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the state-run Environment Protection Agency Wednesday imposed complete ban on manufacturing, sale and use of non-degradable plastic shopping bag with immediate effect across the state, it was officially announced. Disclosing this, Director General Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Raja Muhammad […]


Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar passes away in Karachi

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Veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar who had remained associated with the Herald and other renowned media outlets in a career spanning decades passed away in Karachi on Wednesday. He was 75. He was admitted to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) a few days earlier in connection with a heart problem and died at the facility today. Bakhtiar […]


Journalist arrested for interviewing leader of ethnic rights movement released

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Gohar Wazir, a reporter of Khyber News television channel who arrested for interviewing Mohsin Dawar, leader of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) a ethnic movement for Pashtun human rights was released on May 29. On May 26, ten PTM activists were killed while 15 others, including five soldiers sustained injuries in the crossfire in the Boyya […]


Urban forests: changing cities

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Sometimes all it takes to solve complex problems is simple solutions. The same can be said of tackling the rising pollution and emission levels in the major cities of Pakistan. Planting trees as part of urban forests might be a simple yet effective solution to the problem. As rapid urbanisation takes place and developers are […]


The climate-migration nexus

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An oft ignored side of climate change is its impact on local migration. The regular environmental degradation facilitates migration from one place to another, but the rapidly changing climate has exacerbated this trend in human mobility as their vulnerabilities cross thresholds. Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, and ranks in […]


I take representing Pakistan very seriously: Iram Parveen Bilal

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It was a patriotic moment for us all when filmmaker Iram Parveen Bilal made history last week as the first director of a feature film from the South Asia nation to be invited to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Iram gave words of support to other aspiring Pakistanis, wishing to “keep the hope alive” for […]


22 PTM workers detained in Bannu

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BANNU/WANA: At least 22 workers of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) were detained in different parts of Bannu on Monday night and sent to the Haripur central jail on Tuesday. Bannu Deputy Commissioner Attaur Rehman said that detentions had been made under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) ordinance. A reporter of […]


NA panel asked to submit report on non-payment of salaries to journalists

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Qasim Suri on Tuesday referred the issue of non-payment of salaries to journalists to the Standing Committee on Information with directions to submit its report within 30 days. Sanaullah Khan Mastikhel of the PTI had raised the issue and informed the house about a protest camp set up […]


More complaints made against MUET official in cybercrime case

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HYDERABAD: Ten more applications were submitted to the Mehran University Engineering and Technology (MUET) vice chancellor with complaints of harassment though social media on the part of Kashif Dars, who has been arrested for uploading indecent material, believed to be edited, containing photos and videos of the VC and his family members as well as […]