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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Easing collections: Punjab to launch ePay mobile app

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LAHORE: The Punjab government is set to launch ePay, a mobile application, on Friday for all business-to-government (B2G) and public-to-government (P2G) payments in order to facilitate the public and improve country’s revenue collection through easy payment solution. The application has been jointly developed by the Punjab Finance Department and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), said […]


HR violations in Pakistan under-reported, says Rehman

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KARACHI: “Human rights violations in Pakistan are always greater in number than what has been reported,” said veteran journalist and human rights activist I.A. Rehman. He was delivering a lecture during a seminar on ‘The State of Human Rights in Pakistan’ as part of the Sheikh Mutahir Ahmed Memorial Lecture Series organised by the Department […]


Google remembers Pakistan’s chocolate hero

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s chocolate hero, Waheed Murad, was celebrated by a Google doodle on what would have been his 81st birthday. The doodle shows a dreamy Murad with a jacket flung on his shoulders looking on with a photograph of a woman in the background. According to Google, Murad’s blockbuster films electrified cinemagoers throughout the 1960s […]


‘Shaikh Ayaz’s Urdu verses have Sindh’s soul’

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KARACHI: Scholars shed light on the finer points of iconic Sindhi and Urdu poet Shaikh Ayaz’s poetry at a seminar titled Ayaz Hai Shair-i-Muhabbat organised by the Sindh Literature Festival (SLF) and the Arts Council on the council’s premises on Wednesday evening. But the highlight of the day was recitation of his poems by eminent […]


Digital vans highlight plight of Kashmiris in Manchester

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MANCHESTER, UK: A digital media campaign was launched in Manchester to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). Member of Parliament Kate Green inaugurated the campaign alongside Faizan-e-Islam and Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) United Kingdom (UK) against India’s unilateral action of illegally stripping the occupied valley of its special status. Vans with digital advertising displayed […]


Federal cabinet approves Pakistan’s first e-commerce policy

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday approved Pakistan’s first e-commerce policy. PM Imran said that e-commerce played a pivotal role in the development of a country and was a source of employment for the youth. Sources added that the policy would help increase exports and strengthen digital economy. The […]


Short-story writer praised for portraying plight of poor

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LARKANA: Speakers at the launching ceremony of a Sindhi short-story book Duniya khan agtey (Beyond the world) showered praise on the author Moham­mad Ali Pathan and termed him a versatile writer who was also a poet and portrayed true picture of society with the poor struggling for bare survival. Dr Bashir Ahmed Shaad, author of […]


Ex-ambassador of US advises Pakistan to try & reconcile with India

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KARACHI: Cameron Munter, a former ambassador of the United States to Pakistan, on Monday suggested to Pakistan to go for smart diplomacy and try to reconcile with India although it was very hard to do so in the current scenario. Addressing members of the Karachi Council on Foreign Relations (KCFR) at a local hotel, he […]


Muslim journalists to strengthen bonds to counter fake news

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On the concluding day of the two-day Fifth International Forum of Muslim Journalist and Bloggers, a draft Declaration was adopted that outlines the future prospects of such a useful interaction. Besides the Declaration outlined ways and means to further strengthen these bonds among the participants and those who would participate in future events. The organizers […]


PM’s speech gained global attention: Naseebullah Marri

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QUETTA: Provincial Minister for Health and Deputy Parliamentary Leader PTI in Balochistan Assembly Meer Naseebullah Marri has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan with his stimulating speech presented a strong case of Kashmir in the United Nations. He is being praised not just in Pakistan but in India as well, he added.  “Prime Minister Imran Khan […]