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Folk dancers show rich culture to crown prince

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ISLAMABAD: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Sunday was given an unprecedented warm welcome on his first official visit to Pakistan and on his way to the PM House he had a quick glimpse of the rich local cultural traditions. The route from the Nur Khan Air Base to the PM House, the official residence […]


FIA, PTA told to block social media campaign against VVIP’s team

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ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry has identified five organisations involved in running a social media campaign against the visit of a VVIP’s delegation to Pakistan. A communication has been sent by the ministry to all provincial chief secretaries, inspectors general of police, chairman of the Pakistan Tele­communi­cation Authority (PTA) and director general of the Federal Investigation […]


Govt to crack down on social media misuse

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has announced to launch a major crackdown against elements using social media to propagate extremist narrative. Addressing the closing session of a training workshop for parliamentarians at the PIPS here on Wednesday, the minister said a mechanism to this effect has been prepared in consultations with the security agencies. […]


PTI voices concern over human rights situation in Sindh

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ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) from Sindh have expressed serious concern over the human rights situation in the province, alleging that “influential people” are patronising and protecting criminals. Speaking at a news conference at the National Press Club here on Tuesday, parliamentary secretary for human rights in the National Assembly Lal Chand Malhi […]


Non-bailable arrest warrants issued against KP minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai

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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Tuesday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Information Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai in connection with an attack on the Parliament House and Pakistan Television (PTV) building during the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s (PTI) 2014 sit-in. ATC judge Syed Kausar Abbasi Zaidi issued the arrest warrants for Yousafzai as […]


Complaints go online

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In days of yore when the world of cyberspace was a fantasy and for those who remember, life was simple and easy. However the downside was that things progressed at a snail’s pace,a case in point being that to apply for a phone connection or utility connection one would have to wait endlessly before an […]


How this calligraphy artist finally met PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:Pakistanis living overseas always have a desire to somehow contribute to the nation. Some do this by investing back home or offering their services pro bono. Some others use their talents to do something unique. This is what Pakistani-origin Briton Sonia Nisa did as she made a calligraphic portrait depicting Prime Minister Imran Khan while […]


Balochistan CM kicks off tree plantation drive

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan has launched the spring tree plantation campaign, vowing to plant 2.5 billion trees and saplings across the province in five years. “In the first phase of the tree plantation drive 80,000 trees and saplings are being planted today across the province and during this spring season 1.2 million trees […]


Water: more a governance issue

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It is mostly mismanagement that creates scarcity in the midst of plenty. Two recent World Bank reports bring this point home with regard to Pakistan’s water sector. The latest report says Pakistan needs urgent reforms to improve water use efficiency and its efficient delivery to get more economic, social and environmental benefits from its water. […]


Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

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Karachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]


Rights activist Gulalai Ismail released: Islamabad police

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Rights activist Gulalai Ismail was released by Islamabad police late Wednesday, Islamabad Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat told DawnNewsTV. However, according to the senior official, 17 of the 25 Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) workers arrested a day earlier along with Gulalai for holding a protest demonstration outside the National Press Club were sent to Adiala jail after […]


Bilawal wants parliament to give judiciary a fight

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Karachi – Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday called for ‘empowerment of Parliament’ to reverse the ‘erosion of power’ of this supreme constitutional pillar of the state. “Parliamentary activism is needed in the presence of judicial activism,” he said, asserting that this prime democratic institution was under attack for quite some time. […]


Agriculture is govt’s first priority, says PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has said promotion of agriculture is the first priority of his government which will provide all possible support to provincial governments in order to realise the country’s potential in the sector. Imran Khan said this on Friday while chairing a high-level meeting on agriculture and food processing. Federal minister of food […]


The Verdict Imran Khan or Ayub Khan: Is PMRA the new tool to curb freedom of press and control media?

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) government in the centre recently approved the formation of a new regulatory body, known as the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA). From now, all media, including print, electronic and social, will be simultaneously regulated by this newly established body. Organisations such as the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), and the […]