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UK asks India to respect international standards of human rights

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LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said Britain has asked the Indian government to respect international standards of human rights, respect rights of Kashmiris and end lockdown of Kashmir, which has now entered the second month. Speaking in the House of Commons to give policy statement of the British government, Dominic Raab expressed alarm […]

Unsafe collection, disposal of medical waste put lives at risk

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KARACHI: Barring a few tertiary care hospitals in the city, no healthcare facility in Karachi has a proper mechanism to safely collect and dispose of its medical waste. The highly hazardous refuse is either sold by healthcare facilities, unsafely dumped within the neighbourhoods or taken to the decades-old government incinerators lacking independent monitoring, medical experts […]

Twitter restores some accounts suspended ‘at India’s behest’

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KARACHI: Around one fifth of the 200 Pakistani social media handles that posted in support of Kashmir have been restored since the National IT Board (NITB), on behalf of the Pakistan government, approached Twitter, The Express Tribune has learnt. However, since there was no official response from the tech giant, Islamabad has approached it once […]

A filthy Karachi may have to face an environmental emergency: Nasir

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Sindh’s local government minister has said that all the relevant stakeholders should take measures on a war footing to clear the municipal waste in Karachi, otherwise the situation indicates that the city is heading straight towards an environmental emergency. Addressing a news conference on Tuesday, LG Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah expressed his resolve that […]

Sindh govt set to offer land to private entities for ‘green spaces’

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KARACHI: The Sindh government has invited individuals and organisations to make ‘green spaces’ — an area of grass, trees, or other vegetation set apart for recreational or aesthetic purposes — across the province by utilising lands available with the public health and rural development department, officials said on Tuesday. “We have lands available at our […]

Pakistan’s deforestation rate world’s highest, observes LHC

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ISLAMABAD: With annual deforestation rate in Pakistan recorded as the world’s highest, the Lahore High Court has observed that such tendency will lead to increase in the spread of life-threatening diseases and ordered the Punjab government, Defence Housing Authority and various other development authorities to make a comprehensive policy for tree plantation and penalising those […]

Foreign channel awarded broadcasting rights without open bid

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given broadcasting rights to a foreign channel without an open bid and payment and claimed that it has been done to resolve a dispute. The channel which has got the broadcasting rights is apartner of the PCB. After taking legal advice, the PCB has given the broadcasting rights […]

Microsoft Pakistan official for investing in advance tech

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Abid Zaidi Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan has said that now more than ever, academic and government leaders need to open their eyes to the need for learning, embracing and investing in advanced technologies, particularly the unprecedented opportunities that the cloud can bring. While highlighting Pakistan’s digital transformation journey, he said that as businesses and organisations […]