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Ghani hints at issuing health cards to journalists

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KARACHI: The newly-appointed provincial minister for Information & Archives and Labour, Saeed Ghani presided over on Wednesday his first meeting of the Information & Archives Department. Information secretary Imran Atta Soomro briefed Ghani about the functions of the department’s various directorates. Addressing the meeting, the minister said that he wanted to facilitate the print and […]


Shehbaz Sharif sends legal notice to British publication, journalist over ‘politically motivated’ story

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PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif has sent a legal notice to British publication The Mail on Sunday and online news site Mail Online, and its journalist David Rose, about an article published on July 14, it emerged on Friday. According to a press release, dated July 25 and issued by London-based legal firm Carter-Ruck Solicitors, a formal legal complaint […]


Three years on, Sindh govt moves to implement Hindu marriage law

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KARACHI: After three years, the local government of Sindh has sprung into action to implement the much-awaited “Hindu Marriage Bill 2016” across the province. In February 2016, the Sindh Assembly became the first provincial assembly in the country to pass the historic bill, providing a mechanism to the Hindu community to formally register their marriages. […]


FIA may probe Maryam, other PML-N leaders

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ISLAMABAD – The case registered by the Federal Investigation Agency over leaked video controversy clearly shows that the agency may investigate PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz and other senior party leaders, who were part of the July 6 press conference, in connection with the scandal. FIA’s Cyber Crime Wing in the FIR has booked six […]


Judge video scandal: Arshad Malik says he was blackmailed through his immoral video

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ISLAMABAD: The accountability court judge Arshad Malik has submitted an affidavit to the Islamabad High Court in which he has explained in detail about the whole video controversy. Arshad Malik in his affidavit submitted that during the hearing of reference against Sharif family, the PML-N leaders tried to bribe him and threatened him with dire […]


PTV earns Rs 300 million profit in FY19

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The state-run TV channel, Pakistan Television Corporation got 2.5% increase in its revenue and secured Rs 300 million profit in the last financial year (2018-19), according the managing director PTV. The Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Senator Faisal Javed in which […]


Rethinking Peca

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SEEN as a tool for repressive governmental sanctions on online free speech by rights activists, the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016 was bulldozed through parliament as it was considered necessary by the government of the time to address the inadequacy of Pakistan’s existing criminal legislation and legal system in dealing with new and emerging […]


Bar on media to use word ‘selected’

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Islamabad: The National Assembly on Thursday witnessed uproar when Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif called Imran Khan a ‘selected’ prime minister a few minutes after the Leader of the House took his seat. Shahbaz was speaking on the issue of hike in the power tariff when Imran Khan entered the House. The treasury benches’ members rose […]


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 […]