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Daily Archives: June 14, 2019

SRO on plastic bags ban ready for cabinet approval

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) has received the draft of SRO banning use and sale of polythene bags after vetting by the Ministry of Law. MoCC will present the Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) before the federal cabinet in the next meeting to bring into force ban on plastic shopping bags in Islamabad from August […]

SEC director welcomes ‘Beat Air Pollution’ theme

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SAARC Energy Centre (SEC) serves as an influential advocate for caring the environment by inspiring, informing and enabling masses to improve their quality of life. Every year the Centre commemorates World Environment Day on 05 June, the single largest celebrations of environment. This year’s celebrations held under the UN set theme ‘Beat Air Pollution’ to […]

KP forest dept lacks specialised resources to control wildfires

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PESHAWAR: Though billions of rupees have been invested in the province to increase forest cover, the forest department does not have specialised resources to control wildfires, which destroyed small and mature green trees over large swathes of land in four districts during the last few days. The department’s officials said in the absence of firefighting […]

Journalist gets bail in illicit weapon case

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KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday granted bail to a journalist in a case pertaining to alleged possession of an illicit weapon. Police had arrested Syed Matloob Hussain Mosavi, a reporter working for daily Jang in Karachi, on March 30. But the reporter alleged that he had been “taken away by unknown men” from his […]

Plea seeking ban on PTM media coverage: State institutions can’t be criticised, says IHC

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Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday directed the DG Operations Pemra to appear before it in connection with a plea seeking a ban on the media coverage and social media accounts in respect of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement and Ismail Gulalai. Justice Aamir Farooq resumed the hearing on the plea filed by Col (R) Javed […]

Responsible reporting

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During my interactions with the media, I have been told many times about the hurdles that journalists are facing in our country. I believe that the history of journalism is as old as the history of life on this planet. From day one, humans have wanted to have better communication with each other for better […]

Pemra advises channels not to ‘demean individuals’

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Islamabad: The electronic media regulator has advised all satellite TV channels not to “demean individuals representing various political parties and law enforcement agencies through caricatures, animated characters, photo-shopped images and funny memes”. Although the main sufferers of such portrayal in the electronic media are the PPP and the PML-N, these parties maintain that such advisories […]

No odds big enough for K-P’s women journalists

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Peshawar: In Pakistan’s traditionally male-dominated setup, women continue to face cultural pressures both at home and elsewhere when it comes to pursuing a profession. Still, Pakistani women have proven themselves to be most resilient, proving their mettle in every field. Women in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, like other provinces, are opting to enter many professional fields in droves, even […]