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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Lok Virsa showcases freedom movement books

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage— Lok Virsa along with the National History and Literary Heritage Division kicked off 10-day-long Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan on Thursday through an exhibition of books written by renowned writers on the freedom movement of Pakistan at Lok Virsa heritage museum. The special ceremony featured several […]

Drive against plastic bags won’t stop, vows minister

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ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Wednesday said the government would carry on its drive against plastic bags without succumbing to any pressure. “Nobody is above the law. The government has written a letter to all stakeholders for strict implementation of the ban on polythene bags,” she said at a news conference. The […]

Lok Virsa to hold 10-day celebrations from today

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Islamabad: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) will hold the 10-day long Independence Day celebrations from August 22 to August 31. Minister for Federal education, Professional Training, National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mehmood will be the chief guest at the occasion. The minister will inaugurate ten-day-long celebrations on Thursday, at […]


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An exhibition of works by Fiza Khatri, Lucas Odahara, The Many Headed Hydra, Omer Wasim and Vassilieia Stylianidou opens at the IVS gallery at 4pm. The show titled Is it possible to live outside of language? organised by the Goethe-Institut will remain open till Sept 24, daily from 11am to 7pm. A two-person show by […]

Minister asks Unicef to remove Priyanka as goodwill ambassador

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KARACHI: Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), asking her to remove Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas as its goodwill ambassador over her pro-war comments, it emerged on Wednesday. The minister’s move came days after Ms Chopra was accosted at an event in the United […]

Ajoka Theatre celebrates peace through ‘Bulha and Banda’

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LAHORE: Ajoka theater highlighted the message of peace and interfaith harmony through performance of acclaimed play Bulha and Banda at Aiwan-e-Iqbal complex on Saturday. The performance was part of the National Minority day program titled Minorities Rights beyond Promises and Assurances arranged by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) and People’s Commission for Minority Rights (PCMR), stated a press release. […]

CM Mahmood seeks Safe City implementation plan in 3 days

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PESHAWAR: The provincial chief minister on Tuesday gave officials three days to come up with a plan to start work on the Safe City Project in Peshawar, stressing that further delays in the project will not be tolerated. This was directed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while chairing a high-level meeting regarding the project […]

743 newspapers and periodicals published in Sindh, PA told

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KARACHI: The Sindh Assembly was on Tuesday informed that as many as 743 newspapers and periodicals — dailies, weeklies and monthlies — were being published across the province. While furnishing a statement and replies to the lawmakers’ queries during the Question Hour session of the provincial assembly, provincial information minister Saeed Ghani said the publications […]

TV anchor murder case transferred to ATC for trial

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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate on Tuesday transferred the murder case of TV anchor Mureed Abbas and another individual to an antiterrorism court for trial. Police booked and arrested suspect Atif Zaman for allegedly killing his two business partners — Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat — in Khayaban-i-Bukhari, Defence, on the night of July 9. Judicial […]

PTA raises accounts suspension with Twitter

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday raised concerns with Twitter for suspending some 200 accounts of Pakistani users for posting views in support of Kashmiri people and against atrocities committed by the Indian forces in India-held Kashmir. In a statement, the PTA said this action was in violation of the policy and community standards […]

Shafqaat hopes to turn around capital’s plastic habits in 45 days

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ISLAMABAD: Even though the district administration of the federal capital has yet to fully enforce a ban on plastics in the city, one administrator hopes to bring about a change in the habits of the city’s residents over the course of the next month and a half even as a junior climate change minister reiterated the […]

200 accounts suspended over Kashmir reported to Twitter

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KARACHI: The government has specified to the micro-blogging site Twitter 200 accounts that were suspended in the past week apparently for posting about Kashmir, Dawn has learnt. Over the last one week, a large number of Pakistanis have taken to Twitter to report that accounts were being suspended after they posted in support of Kashmir. The claim […]

Clean Karachi drive an attempt to make city dirtier, says Ghani

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KARACHI: The Clean Karachi campaign led by Federal Minister Ali Zaidi in fact is not to clean the city, but it appears to be an attempt to make the metropolis dirtier as during the ongoing drive, the garbage and filth taken out from storm-water drains and other places is being thrown at open places, parks […]

Genres, outer forms and modern Urdu poem

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ABOUT two decades ago, this writer came across an elderly English couple at a hotel in Swat. We seemed to have already struck up a friendship and sat down to have a conversation over dinner the next evening. They had been teaching at a Bahawalpur school for a brief period and had decided to visit […]