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Monthly Archives: May 2019

PM orders release of outstanding dues to media before Eid

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Islamabad  –   Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the Ministry of Information to hold immediate consultations with PBA and APNS regarding payment of outstanding dues. Chairing a high-level meeting to have detailed deliberations on outstanding dues and payments of print and electronic media, Imran Khan directed the Ministry to take practical steps for the […]


Apex court orders municipal authorities to unseal Sukkur Press Club

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Islamabad: The Sup­reme Court on Wednesday ordered de-sealing of the existing Sukkur Press Club and directed the authorities concerned to provide a suitable alternative place for setting up facilities for media personnel of the area. A three-judge bench headed by acting Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed which took up a dispute between Sukkur Municipal Corporation and […]


KP tree ‘tsunami’ nursery workers remain unpaid for six months

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Haripur: Without taking even a day off from work, septuagenarian Fatema Bibi continues to return to work every day, toiling under the gruelling sun despite her aching limbs in the hope that she will be paid by the end of the day. But she goes back home empty-handed like the rest of the 80 to […]


Portrait of an artist

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Karachi: Art, more often than not, gives an objective view of life. It makes it easier for the viewer to move from a wider perspective to an opinion where the artist’s vision becomes clearer to understand. This is why it is quite difficult, and more fun, to move from the other side, that is: from […]


Load Wedding to open Asian Film and TV week in Guangzhou, China

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Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza’s latest cinematic outing Load Wedding released in Pakistan and beyond on Eid ul Azha last year. Though the film wasn’t a huge success commercially, compared to other films, that released at the same time, it generated mostly great reviews from viewers and critics. The film also made it to […]


Speakers against attempts to stoke unrest by misusing cyberspace

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Islamabad: Speakers at a seminar here on Wednesday said that a fifth generation hybrid war has been imposed on the country by using the cyberspace which is affecting the minds of the youth through a storm of narratives and different ideologies. The seminar titled ‘Surf Safely to Save the Next Generation’ was organised by the […]


Climate change may push down Pakistan’s mango output

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Karachi: With constant changes in climate, Pakistan needs to adopt new techniques of farming as currently, it is not capable of dealing with the change due to obsolete agricultural practices. Considering this, the mango harvest is feared to drop 30% this season. “Global warming is the major reason behind this fall in production,” said Waheed Ahmad, […]


PPI staffer’s son goes missing

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Karachi: Almost a week has passed since Muhammad Shafaat, 25, son of a journalist went missing. An FIR has been registered at Sachal Police Station but there is still no clue about his whereabouts. Shafaat, who is the son of PPI News Agency Karachi Editor Shafqat Ali Soomro, left his house in Sachal Goth, Suparco Road […]


Punjab CM orders clearing ads payment of media houses soon

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Lahore: Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has directed clearing the outstanding advertisements dues of media houses and newspapers soon and ordered for forming a high-level committee for their payment. In this connection, the chief minister chaired a meeting at his office Wednesday in which matters pertaining to the payment of dues were discussed. Punjab Information Minister […]


WhatsApp security breach may have targeted human rights groups

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WASHINGTON:WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, a unit of Facebook, said it had notified the US Department of Justice to help with an investigation, and […]


SHC stops APNS implementing March resolution

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) not to take any coercive action against some members of the society on basis of its resolution passed during its annual general meeting on March 30, 2019. The SHC judge, Arshad Hussain Khan, issued the order during the first hearing for […]


K-P launches virtual platform for human rights reporting

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PESHAWAR: Switzerland is committed to support the government of Pakistan for promotion and protection of human rights, said Swiss Ambassador Thomas Kolly. He was speaking at the launching of K-P Virtual Platforms (KPVP): Strengthening Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring and Implementation in the Province on Tuesday in Peshawar. Thomas Kolly appreciated and expressed pleasure over the initiatives […]


Strengthening science and technology

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A major controversy erupted after the new Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Fawad Chaudhry, stated that he would be issuing a science- based lunar calendar to determine the start of Ramazan and other Muslim festivals. The clergy that considers its monopoly on all religion-related issues, even if they fall in the realm of science […]


Animal and poultry farms polluting Chehan Dam

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RAWALPINDI   –   Unchecked pumping of animal, poultry and toxic industrial waste into Chehan Dam poses serious health concerns to the citizens, river spices and the surrounding environment. Since the Chehan Dam has become the biggest hope of Punjab government and the City District Government for supplying six million gallons water daily to Rawalpindi dis­trict; during […]