03 | July | 2019 | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

Paksitan Press Foundtion

Daily Archives: July 3, 2019

New ‘Conversations with Kanwal’ episode highlights the dark side of social media

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: This week’s episode of Conversations with Kanwal touches on a topic all too real in today’s world: the negative effects of social media. Soul Sisters founder Kanwal Ahmed gives a small monologue at the beginning, saying, “Through the Internet people are brought closer together, sometimes to a dangerous extent.” She then brings up the  dangers of social media, especially for […]

Experts call for steps to curb pangolin trafficking

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: Experts at a meeting held on Monday expressed their concerns over a steep decline in pangolin population in the country and underscored the need for creating awareness particularly among communities living in areas home to the mammalian species. The meeting was organised by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Pakistan, to discuss […]

APNS deplores levy of sales tax on ads

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Tuesday strongly condemned the levy of sales tax by the Sindh government on newspaper advertisements, terming the situation alarming for the print media particularly when the provincial government has yet to clear more than Rs1 billion dues. Seeking withdrawal of the sudden move, the APNS said it […]

Big cats of Instagram: Pakistani elite’s love of exotic wildlife

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI:Bilal Mansoor Khawaja beams as he runs his palms over the ivory coat of a white lion, one of thousands of exotic animals at his personal “zoo” in Karachi, where a thriving wildlife trade caters to Pakistan’s gilded elite. “These are… (some) of the rarest animals I own,” boasts the 29-year-old industrialist of his leashed […]

Coconut palm saplings bring back greenery to Korangi Road

Pakistan Press Foundation

Karachi: After the removal of plant nurseries from Korangi Road following Supreme Court orders last year, the greenery seems to be slowly returning to the area. The Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) first planted grass tiles which have taken root and which have spread into a lush lawn. Recently, some 200 coconut trees have also been […]

Idrees Bakhtiar’s services to be remembered forever: JI chief

Pakistan Press Foundation

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Senator Siraj-ul-Haq on Monday visited the residence of veteran journalist Idrees Bakhtiar to express condolence to the family members over his sad demise. On the occasion, he prayed for the departed soul and said that the services of the senior journalist for the profession could not be forgotten. He said, “Idrees Bakhtiar […]

Punjab forest dept ordered to stop new housing schemes

Pakistan Press Foundation

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government & Community Development Raja Basharat has said new housing schemes are damaging natural beauty of Kallar Kahar Hills besides posing serious threats to environmental protection. He was presiding over a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Legislative Business at Civil Secretariat on Tuesday. The meeting was […]

Toll-free number launched in KP to register HR complaints

Pakistan Press Foundation

Peshawar: Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Human Right Sultan Muhammad Khan launched toll-free number 0800-11180 for registration of complaints against violation of human rights at the Directorate General of Law and Human Rights here on Tuesday. The minister launched the service by receiving a test call on the toll-free number. He commended the team […]