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Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

Climate change adversely affects fresh water resources

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The major sources of Pakistan’s fresh water and power generation, the mighty Indus River and other tributary rivers originated from Himalayas and Karakorum Mountain ranges are being adversely affected by rapid climate changes in the region. Scientists and experts believe that climate change is taking place due to increasing emission of greenhouse gases, which is […]

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on how films can change the way people perceive issues

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Two-time Oscar winning documentary filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy was one of the speakers at the TED2019 conference that was held in April in Vancouver, Canada. The theme for this year was ‘Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) was ‘Bigger than Us’. Filmmaker and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy took the stage and discussed how films have the power […]

Dawn Editor honoured with Gwen Ifill award

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KARACHI: The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has announced Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award of 2019 for Dawn Editor Zaffar Abbas. The award is presented annually to an individual who has shown extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom. “Abbas, who has decades of experience as a reporter in Pakistan, […]

Journalists slam censorship, layoffs

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ISLAMABAD: Journalists held countrywide demonstrations on Tuesday in protest against an “undeclared censorship”, layoffs in media organisations and non-payment of salaries. The demonstrations were held in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sakrand, Daur, Badin, Qazi Ahmed and some other towns and cities. Journalists from Islamabad and Rawalpindi gathered at the National Press Club […]

Wildlife dept takes custody of ‘ailing’ turtle

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KARACHI: The ailing turtle recently rescued from Clifton’s shoreline by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) was handed over to the wildlife department on Tuesday. The green turtle, according to the WWF-P, reportedly suffers from Bubble Butt Syndrome due to which it couldn’t be released back into the sea. “The turtle is now at […]