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Government responds to ‘defamatory and malicious’ BBC report about Pakistani military

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Karachi: In response to a “defamatory and malicious story” published by a foreign news outlet against the Pakistani security forces, the government of Pakistan has recently filed a complaint to demand an apology. Published on June 2 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the story titled ‘Uncovering Pakistan’s secret human rights abuses’ alleged the Pakistani […]


Vawda rebuts, reporter defends story

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Islamabad: While terming news item published in ‘The Nes’ and ‘Jang’ on Sunday related to him fake, baseless and concocting, Federal Minister for Water and Resources Faisal Vawda has rejected the report in strongest terms declaring it as one-sided and pack of lies. He said that news published in aforementioned newspapers regarding him is against […]


K-P launches virtual platform for human rights reporting

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PESHAWAR: Switzerland is committed to support the government of Pakistan for promotion and protection of human rights, said Swiss Ambassador Thomas Kolly. He was speaking at the launching of K-P Virtual Platforms (KPVP): Strengthening Human Rights Reporting, Monitoring and Implementation in the Province on Tuesday in Peshawar. Thomas Kolly appreciated and expressed pleasure over the initiatives […]


No coercion in adult Ghotki girls conversion, rules IHC

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ISLAMABAD: Two Hindu girls from Sindh, who had allegedly been forced to convert to Islam and marry Muslims, did so voluntarily, ruled the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday. The court also declared that the two sisters were adults and could live with their husbands if they wanted to. The decision came during a hearing […]


Bilawal to inaugurate first coal-based power project in Thar today

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KARACHI: All is set for the inauguration of the country’s first major coal-based power project by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari today (Wednesday). The power plant has a capacity to generate 660 Megawatts (MW) and consists of two power generation units of 330MWs each. It is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor […]


New UK-funded renewable energy plant starts operation in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The UK-funded Zephyr Power wind-farm became operational Tuesday, and will provide 50MW of power to thousands of people and businesses in Pakistan. Zephyr Power is backed by CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution wholly owned by the UK government. This landmark was celebrated Tuesday at an inauguration ceremony in Gharo, Sindh, says a […]


‘PM keen to establish varsity in Hyderabad as well as other districts of Sindh’

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SUKKUR: The Sindh Governor, Imran Ismail, on Tuesday said the prime minister has keen interest in providing higher education opportunities for the people of the province and pledged to establish new universities in Hyderabad and other districts as well. The Sindh governor said Hyderabad is the second largest city of Sindh, and it is unfortunate […]


PTI lays foundation of transparent Pakistan: Buzdar

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Terming indiscriminate accountability of the corrupt elements necessary for national development, the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday said the PTI government has laid the foundation for a transparent Pakistan. “Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, corruption has declined while the ratio of transparency has increased in the country,” he said, […]


PM launches Ehsaas programme for poor

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday released his policy statement on Ehsaas programme, envisaging four focus areas and 115 policy actions, including pro-poor goals and measurable indicators for every ministry. The Prime Minister tweeted about the issuance of his statement of the programme and said, “I am pleased to release my policy statement on Ehsaas, […]


CM orders removal of garbage, showroom cars from roads

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday paid a surprise visit to various areas of District East and District South and expressed his annoyance at vehicles of car showrooms being parked on the roads and the presence of heaps of garbage on the roads. The CM directed the relevant authorities to clear the […]


Cyber governance policy being formulated

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The government has drafted the Cyber Governance Policy aimed at realising the full potential of information and communication technologies for socio-economic development by assuring availability, confidentially and integrity of the critical infrastructure and information system, besides providing reliable, secured and resilient cyber space for all. According to the policy draft, the country’s cyber governance policy […]


HRCP expresses concern at state of rights

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted with concern the state’s amendment of the requisites of participatory democracy and reversal to the concept of a majoritarian state. On the conclusion of its 33rd annual general meeting, HRCP said this trend must be arrested as it runs counter to the dictates of pluralism. […]


Reforms in water governance

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After nearly ten months of protests in different parts of Badin, April 3, 2019 saw a coordinated shutter-down strike in major towns across the district. The ongoing protests are against the persistent and acute shortage of water. Based on news reports, protesters blame influential landowners and the local irrigation department for collusion in diverting scarce […]


Plan ready to promote social, cultural activities, says minister

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JHELUM: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that since Pakistan has recovered from terrorism, the government has now devised a plan to promote social and cultural activities across the country by arranging cultural shows and events. “Now we do not get news of blasts on a daily basis and terrorists challenging […]