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Daily Archives: July 7, 2019

A woman of substance — a tribute to Zuhra Karim

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KARACHI: Zuhra Karim, one of Pakistan’s pioneering women journalists founded She magazine in 1963 and edited it thereafter for decades till ill health obliged her to withdraw. She was also a dedicated co-founder of SOS Children’s Villages of Sindh which provides care for children without parents or homes. This writer was privileged to be associated […]

Karamar Mountain fire: Court approached to file cases against Wildlife, Forest dept officials

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SWABI: An application was filed on Saturday with the district and sessions judge seeking the registration of FIRs against the officials of the Wildlife and Forest departments for their alleged negligence when a fire broke out at the Karamar Mountain in the district in June. Salim Khan Advocate, former provincial general secretary of Awami National […]

Green initiative: Govt to offer over 5,000 sites for tree plantation in Sindh

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Karachi: The Sindh Public Health Engineering and Rural Development (PHERD) Department is going to offer over 5,000 sites throughout the province for the plantation of trees. Top officials are optimistic that the project will help reduce climate change threats within a span of just a few years. The department is ready to provide these sites to […]

Censorship in a more innocent age

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I ALWAYS thought that I had entered journalism at the worst possible time. Till recently, that is. I joined The Star (a publication of the Dawn Group, now defunct) in June 1981 when the press was kept on a tight leash through harsh censorship by Gen Zia-ul Haq’s martial law regime. Transgressions could lead to imprisonment, fines, […]

PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalists

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has taken notice of a malicious campaign launched on social media against some top journalists of the country. The union’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) adopted a resolution at its meeting on Saturday, which urged the government to take action against those responsible for the “life-threatening campaign”. It called […]