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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Bar on media to use word ‘selected’

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Islamabad: The National Assembly on Thursday witnessed uproar when Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif called Imran Khan a ‘selected’ prime minister a few minutes after the Leader of the House took his seat. Shahbaz was speaking on the issue of hike in the power tariff when Imran Khan entered the House. The treasury benches’ members rose […]


Sindh to conduct aerial spray to save crops from swarms of locusts

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KARACHI – The Sindh government on Wednesday decided to conduct aerial spray after swarms of locusts landed in six districts of the province. Swarms of locusts have spread to several districts of Sindh including Nawabshah, Naushehro Feroz, Sanghar, Mirpur Khas, Jamshoro after initially descending in Khairpur from Balochistan, sparking fears of large-scale crop devastation in […]


Steps taken to prevent hunting in Changa Manga

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Changa Manga   –    Wildlife Department has taken stringent measures to prevent hunting in Changa Manga forest, said District Wildlife Officer Kasur Mujahid Kaleem while talking to journalists at a press conference on Wednesday. Mujahid Kaleem said wildlife game sanctuary Changa Manga had been banned from hunting for many years. No hunter was allowed to enter […]


Media workers: Ministry asked to ensure release of dues, salaries

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The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting on Wednesday directed the ministry to ensure clearance of dues and salaries to the media workers at the earliest. The committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of MNA Javed Latif. The committee took into account the issues of non-payment of salaries to journalists and issues […]


Ahad Raza Mir wins ‘Best Actor’ international award for ‘Hamlet’

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The actor is on a roll both personally and professionally. Not only did Ahad recently put a ring on it with fellow superstar and actor Sajal Aly, he also just won the Betty Mitchell Award for his performance in Canadian theatre play Hamlet, in the category of Outstanding Performance By An Actor In a Drama. The announcement was made by the Canada-based […]


Marghzar Zoo official admits inability to care for animals

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ISLAMABAD: As officials of the sole zoo in the federal capital admitted on Tuesday that they neither have the funds nor are adequately equipped to properly take care of animals there, a court directed the Climate Change ministry, zoo administration and the wildlife board to take within three days steps to improve the condition for crocodiles […]


Meeting held to discuss locusts’ attack in Sindh

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Sindh Minister for Agriculture Muhammad Ismail Rahoo and Chief Secretary Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah co-chaired an important meeting regarding locusts control in various districts of the Sindh, at the Sindh secretariat here. Senior member board of revenue, secretary agriculture, DG plant protection, DG Sindh Agriculture extension were present on the occasion while divisional commissioners […]


Ruling party’s leader assaulted senior journalist

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Imtiaz Khan Faran, senior Pakistani journalist and president of the Karachi Press Club (KPC) was physically assaulted by Masroor Ali Sial, senior leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) during the recording of a talk show on June 20, 2019. On June 24, a video of the incident had gone viral on social media in which Sial […]


Value Of Afforestation

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Experts call human activity in the form of industrialisation the primary cause of climate change. However, deforestation is the activity with the most devastating effects on the climate and environment of the planet, in general, and that of Pakistan, in particular. Though the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is wary of the climate change and […]


Technology’s role

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THE latest budget is primarily aimed at putting Pakistan’s finances in order. The government has set a massive target for the Federal Board of Revenue — 35 per cent more than last year! The government is also planning to practise austerity. This budget is ambitious; if it works it may bring down the budget deficit. […]


Internet services disrupted across country

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Islamabad: Internet services were impacted in different regions across Pakistan on Monday due to multiple cable cuts. The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) said that it was working to restore the services across the country. According to PTCL corporate communication general manager Fariha Tahir Shah, internet services were impacted in different regions across Pakistan due […]


Efficient tree plantation suggested during fast approaching monsoons

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KARACHI: Karachi expected to have an onset of monsoon in next few day’s time needs proper plantation campaign in accordance to its ecological system and social dynamics. Senior ecologist Dr. Rafi ul Haq talking to APP Sunday said planners as well as departments engaged in efforts to turn Karachi Green must be equally conscious of […]


Mainstreaming science

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The twentieth century was marked by burgeoning technological advancement around the world. World leaders developed an unequivocal realisation that political and economic development would, in future, depend on scientific and technological advancement. Therefore, they tried to lay the foundations of their respective countries on the very belief that scientific and technological advancement is the lynchpin […]


Journalist Idrees Bakhtiar remembered

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KARACHI: People from various walks of life paid homage to senior journalist Idrees Bakhtiar, who recently died here, on Saturday. “It was on the night of the grand iftar hosted by the Karachi Union of Journalists at the Karachi Press Club [KPC] on May 25 that we noticed him in some discomfort and rushed him […]