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Monthly Archives: May 2019

SHC issues notices to provincial authorities on plea against non-payment of print media dues

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to the provincial advocate general, the chief secretary and the secretary of information department on a petition against non-payment of the government advertisements dues to the print media since 2005-06. A two-judge bench, comprising Justices Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Agha Faisal, asked the AG Sindh […]


CIC pledges implementation of RTI Act in government Institutions

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Chief Information Commissioner Mehboob Qadir Shah has pledged to ensure complete implementation of the Right to Information Act and advised to appoint Chief Public Information Officers in all state-run institutions. Mehboob Qadir expressed these views while addressing a meeting of chief public information officers of various departments at Civil Secretariat here on Thursday. Information commissioner […]


Pemra defends issuance of licences for new TV channels

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Islamabad: The Pakis­tan Electronic Media Regu­latory Authority (Pemra) has defended the issuance of licences for new satellite television channels and requested the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to dismiss a petition filed by the Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA). Pemra informed the IHC on Wednesday that a representation filed by the PBA against the issuance of the […]


Minister for fixing environmental problems

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Mirpurkhas – Provincial minister for environment, Information technology and coastal development Taimoor Talpure said that federal government stopped the funds of Rs 120 billion of Sindh government, resultantly Sindh government was facing great hardships in development and social sectors. He was talking to local journalists outside the commissioner office on Wednesday after presiding over a […]


FIA picks up MUET deputy director in cybercrime case

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Hyderabad: The deputy director (student financial aid) of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Kashif Dars, was picked up by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday on a complaint that he was involved in the posting of edited/fake pictures of the university’s vice chancellor and some other officers. The complaint […]


Calligraphy workshop kicks off at Alhamra Art Gallery

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Lahore- Alhamra Arts Council has started a three days calligraphy workshop to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The workshop was inaugurated by Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari who acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of Lahore Arts Council in the presences of Executive Director, Lahore Arts Council Ather Ali Khan. […]


Tree plantation in colonies: Court wants LDA, EPA to evolve policy

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Lahore: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday directed the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) and Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to make a policy for mandatory tree plantation by housing societies and their residents. Hearing a public interest petition pertaining to environmental pollution due to felling of trees, Justice Jawad Hassan observed that the government should not […]


NAB says chairman didn’t give any interview to journalist

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Islamabad: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman has clarified that Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal doesn’t give any interview to journalist Javed Chaudhry, and the views attributed to him are not correct. The columnist has himself explained the things he published in his column, and NAB has already issued a clarification in this regard. According to […]


GE announces scholarship award winner from Pakistan

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Islamabad: The GE (NYSE: GE) Renewable Energy – Hydro Solutions announced the scholarship award winner from Pakistan. Hissam Karim, who is a student of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) obtained a fully funded ‘Master in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering’ at the prestigious Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) in Grenoble, France. The ceremony […]


Vawda rebuts, reporter defends story

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Islamabad: While terming news item published in ‘The Nes’ and ‘Jang’ on Sunday related to him fake, baseless and concocting, Federal Minister for Water and Resources Faisal Vawda has rejected the report in strongest terms declaring it as one-sided and pack of lies. He said that news published in aforementioned newspapers regarding him is against […]


Badin’s farmers approach SHC over acute water shortage

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Hyderabad: After protesting for several months to bring their plight, caused by acute water shortage, to the notice of the provincial government, the farmers of Badin have finally knocked the door of the Sindh High Court (SHC). The Hyderabad Circuit Bench on the farmers’ petition, alleging a design fault in the Rs300 billion rehabilitation project of […]


Leopards at Margalla Hills healthy for ecological system, not risk

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Islamabad : Presence of leopards in the Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) is healthy for ecological system and not a serious risk to human well-being. Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) Assistant Director, Sakhawat Ali told this agency that a research conducted by the Quaid-i-Azam University revealed these findings, which was conducted in the aftermath of […]


Of a newspaper and trains

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When I first started writing my Sunday piece, I did so because of a treasure trove of experiences, while travelling through the length and breadth of my homeland and abroad. My love of writing was inspired by three people – the Noble Laureate Rudyard Kipling, whose works have the place of honour in my personal […]


Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

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Citing lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]