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‘Journalism is all about trust’

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KARACHI: Good journalism matters. It’s all about trust. If everything is in order then you can lead your reader to a huge amount of information. To be a journalist is an important, responsible and complicated job. Think before you become one because it’s a privilege to have access to cases that others don’t. This was […]


Memory manifestation

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KARACHI: One of the most frequently quoted lines from the Franco-Czech writer Milan Kundera’s novel The Book of Laughter and Forgetting is: “The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” An exhibition of artist and poet Moeen Faruqi’s latest artworks that is under way at the Koel Gallery is intriguingly […]


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 […]


Protest against water shortage in Badin

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BADIN: Activists of Sindh United Party (SUP) staged a demonstration in front of the press club here on Wednesday in protest against acute shortage of water in the district for the past nine months. The protesters led by the party’s office-bearers Pir Khalil Jan Sarhandi, Roshan Ali Buriro, Hyder Ali Shah and others also observed […]


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 […]


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 […]


Experts call for extensive review of textbooks

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KARACHI: “The Shariat Act says that you are not to enforce Islamic teaching on non-Muslims, but here you have syllabi which teach Islam to non-Muslims. Our courses really require an extensive review,” said retired Justice Majida Rizvi at the education conference on ‘Right to education without discrimination’ organised by the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) […]


Pakistani Hindus free to enjoy religious freedom: Dr Ramesh

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KARACHI : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that Pakistan is a free country where Hindu community enjoys religious freedom. He made these remarks while addressing the Geeta Samelan ceremony, which was attended by thousands of Hindu people across the country. Dr Ramesh Vankwani said that objective of dedicating Holi […]


Fisherman beaten to death in Indian jail laid to rest

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KARACHI: “He is missing both his eyes, his skull is open with the brain gone, his kidneys, too, have been taken out but yes, he is our father. We can still say this much about this shell of a corpse handed over to us,” cried Sakina, the eldest daughter of Noor-ul-Amin, the octogenarian Pakistani fisherman […]


Tariq Abul Hasan elected KUJ-Dastoor president

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Karachi : Tariq Abul Hassan and Arif Khan have been elected President and General Secretary of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) respectively. According to Chairman Election Committee Hassan Imam Siddiqi on Wednesday, all the candidates were elected unopposed. Muhammad Rizwan Bhatti and Shams Keerio were elected Vice Presidents of KUJ Dastoor. Mohammad Bilal Tahir was […]


‘Population burgeoning out of control as media ignored’

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We have not been able to mobilise various segments of society for ushering in controlled population growth because we have ignored the media. These observations were made by Dr Talib Lashari, technical adviser, Costed Implementation Plan, Population Welfare Department, Government of Sindh, while addressing the Second Sindh FP 2020 Media Forum on Population Growth at […]


Journalists hold token hunger strike

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HYDERABAD: Office-bearers of the Hyderabad Union of Journalists (HUJ) (Dastoori group) staged a token hunger strike on Sunday against sacking of journalists and other technical staff from electronic and print media organisations and forced reduction in their salaries and other facilities. They demanded immediate reinstatement of all sac­ked journalists and media workers. The also called […]


KP gets first child protection court

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PESHAWAR: Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth inaugurated the first child protection court here at the Judicial Complex on Saturday amid plans for the establishment of such courts in all divisional headquarters and districts of the province by the end of the current year. Accompanied by child rights activists, judicial officers, lawyers and […]