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Monthly Archives: June 2019

President Alvi calls for addressing social issues

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Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi reiterated his pledge to play constitutional role to address the social changes and societal issues. Talking to a delegation of the Executive Committee of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), the president said it is imperative to address issues like malnourishment, infant mortality, high population rate and property rights for […]


The News colleagues’ fond memories of veteran journalist Anil Datta

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The News International senior staffer Anil Datta’s colleagues remember him as an erudite and affectionate person. The veteran journalist passed away due to heart failure on Friday evening at the age of 74. Subeditor Saba Habib said that in her eight-month period at the city desk, she found Datta to be a committed employee, true-hearted […]


Rethinking Peca

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SEEN as a tool for repressive governmental sanctions on online free speech by rights activists, the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016 was bulldozed through parliament as it was considered necessary by the government of the time to address the inadequacy of Pakistan’s existing criminal legislation and legal system in dealing with new and emerging […]


Human rights top priority of Sindh govt, says Wahab

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Karachi – Barrister Murtaza Wahab, adviser to Sindh chief minister on information, archives, law and anti-corruption, said on Saturday the government should ensure general public’s participation at all levels to identify the real issues being faced by them. The adviser said that unification of the government and the general public was in the interest of […]


‘Climate change exacerbating natural disasters’

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KARACHI: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) chairman Lt-Gen Muhammad Afzal on Friday said that climate change was exacerbating natural disasters. Presiding over a meeting at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh, he said that full cooperation would be given to the PDMA Sindh in its efforts to cope with disasters, according to a statement. […]


Conference calls for strategy to counter misuse of cyberspace

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LAHORE: Speakers at a two-day conference on cybersecurity have said that subversion on religious, sectarian, ethnic and social issues through a soft offensive by using internet and the cyberspace needs a comprehensive counter strategy to ensure that people, especially the youth, do not fall prey to the agenda of the enemy. The conference titled ‘Peace […]


Implementation of RTI laws not ideal in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Although the citizens and journalists are exercising the Right to Information Laws in federal and provincial governments proactively but the government’s response to these information requests is very unwelcoming. Out of 2,635 information requests filed during last five years, the government responded only to 788 (almost 29 percent), data reveals. The federal as well […]


Police claim arrest of journalist’s murderer in Hyderabad

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HYDERABAD:Two weeks after the murder of journalist Ilyas Warsi in Hyderabad, the police claim to have arrested the murderer and a facilitator while also unearthing pecuniary dealings as motive of the murder. However, SSP Hyderabad Sarfaraz Nawaz Shaikh, who produced the two suspects before the media at a press conference on Friday, did not disclose […]


Veteran journalist Anil Datta passes away

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Veteran journalist Anil Datta passed away in Karachi on Friday. In his seventies, Datta breathed his last at the premises of the Karachi Press Club. He belonged to the Christian community, and was known for his impeccable skills of written and spoken English. He graduated from Government College, Lahore and later settled in Karachi to begin […]


Sharmeen Obaid launches seventh animated short film

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Karachi – SOC Films has released the seventh animated short film from the series ‘AAGAHI’ titled “Forced Marriage (Zabardasti Ki Shaadi.” Indeed, AAGAHI is a public service campaign with an aim to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan. The series was earlier nominated at The66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the […]


Billion tree tsunami project may increase forests by 1%

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has estimated a one per cent increase in forest area in the country from the Billion Tree Tsunami Project. Around 0.8 million hectare land would be required for this purpose. The cost of Rs125 billion has been estimated for first phase of the project which would be generated by both, the federal […]


Restrictions on social media in the offing

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ISLAMABAD:In view of the wrong use of social media, the Ministry of Law and Justice has prepared a draft to introduce amendments in the cybercrime law. Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem said that new rules regarding cybercrime are being framed and will be presented in cabinet once finalised. He said that Prime […]


PTA, Pemra submit replies in IHC in PTM case

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ISLAMABAD   –   Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and PEMRA have submitted their replies before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in a petition filed against anti-state and anti-army rhetoric of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq conducted hearing of the petition seeking ban on PTM as the same has neither been […]


Media, NGOs facing state pressure over HR protection: Babar

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Islamabad: Former PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar said NGOs, playing role in protecting human rights, and media are facing state pressure and as a result there in no organised voice for the rights of minorities. Farhatullah Babar expressed these views while addressing a ceremony Thursday regarding representation of non-Muslim in media. He said that intellectual infrastructure […]