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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Environmental health problems of open waste dumping

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Waste management is a nuisance in developing countries. All kinds of waste, including hazardous industrial, commercial and municipal waste, are dumped without segregation at designated dumping sites. Dumping sites in the developing world are far more different from properly-designed landfill sites. The landfills are usually built at a distance from residential areas so the smell […]


Saqib Malik’s Baaji to screen at the Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival

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Saqib Malik’s big screen directorial debut, Baaji featuring Meera Jee, Amna Ilyas, Ali Kazmi and Osman Khalid among others, released on June 28, 2019 in Pakistan and beyond. Since then the film, which is running successfully in cinemas for six weeks now, has garnered rave reviews. The good news is that Baaji, that marks Meera […]


Books donated to Karachi Press Club library

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KARACHI: The Karachi Press Club (KPC) was presented a series of books, penned by renowned academics and experts in the relevant fields, by the Oxford University Press (OUP) on Thursday. The books donated happen to be OUP’s ‘Platinum Series’, comprising over 70 titles focusing on Pakistan and covering a broad spectrum of disciplines from history, […]


PPF condemns the online harassment of German journalist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany has expressed concern over the threats and online harassment to the German journalist Georg Restle. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the threats and harassment to the journalist for sharing his views and urged the authorities to […]


62m hectares of Pakistan’s total land vulnerable to desertification: adviser

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RAWALPINDI: Out of 79.6 million hectares of Pakistan’s total land, 62m hectares are vulnerable to desertification, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam said on Wednesday. At a seminar on ‘Combating Desertification in Pakistan’ organised by the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) and the Sustainable Land Management […]


Countdown begins for single use plastic bags

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ISLAMABAD:As the August 14 deadline for plastic shopping bags nears, the Climate Change Ministry has stepped up awareness drive. Starting from government, the Ministry for Housing and Works Shabbir Ali Qureshi declared plastic-free. Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said it was necessary to get rid of single-use polythene bags which were hazardous […]


Ambitious docu-series on Punjab’s wildlife launching soon

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LAHORE: A first-ever documentary on Punjab’s wildlife is all set to be released this month. A few months ago, the Punjab Parks and Wildlife Protection Department started working on documentaries of different animal species found in the province. The first documentary was based on the Punjab Urial. It will also be sent to different countries, including […]


PM to launch plantation drive on Aug 5

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch plantation drive here, under 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme, on August 5, whereas Urban Forestry Plantation Campaign will be launched by the prime minister in Lahore on August 9.Adviser on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam called on the prime minister Wednesday at the Prime Minister Office. The News […]


Audience applauds Nehlay Pay Dehla at Alhamra

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LAHORE: A good number of theatre lovers came to see the play Nehlay Pay Dehla at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, on Wednesday on the second day of the festival. The six-day festival is being held in connection with the Independence Day celebrations and has been organised by Lahore Arts Council. On Wednesday, Jug Sudhaar […]


Sharmeen Obaid releases 4th part from ‘Shattering the silence’

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LAHORE-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, released the fourth and final part from the animated series “Shattering the Silence”, a project aimed at creating meaningful dialogue around issues of child abuse. In the final installment of Shattering the Silence titled ‘Child Safety -ways to protect yourself’, Dr. Maryam Suheyl leads […]


Pakistani documentary ‘Armed with Faith’ nominated for Emmy Award

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LAHORE-A documentary titled ‘Army with Faith’ made on the lives of the brave Pakistani men of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Defusal has been nominated for Emmy Awards. The film is nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary category. ‘Armed with Faith’ follows the men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Disposal Unit (KPK […]


PBC to celebrate 72nd anniversary of founding Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: ‘We Are Pakistan’, is the title for a month long programme to celebrate 72nd anniversary of founding of Pakistan by the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) in befitting manner. It would also be the anniversary of the PBC. A ceremony marking the launch of programmes was held at the National Broadcasting House in Islamabad on […]


Reporters Without Borders blasts Imran’s remarks on press freedom

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ISLAMABAD: The global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan for rejecting the very question of media curbs in the country. During a recent visit to the United States, PM Khan had said that talking about curbs on press freedom in Pakistan was a “joke”. “It is clear that […]


CPNE to resist censorship, announces campaign for free press

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LAHORE: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) has rejected the proposal of media courts and vowed to resist all sorts of censorship and pressures being exerted on the media. This was decided in a meeting held here on Wednesday presided over by CPNE President Arif Nizami. The meeting was attended by Secretary-General Dr Jabbar Khattak, […]