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KCCA plans free coaching for women

KARACHI – In a meeting presided over by Ms Huma Bukhari, the chairperson of the Women’s Wing of the Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA), it was decided to launch a free cricket coaching clinic camp for women desirous of playing the game. Coaching classes will be held at the PIA Cricket Academy in Gulistan-e-Jauhar at […]

TV licence fee

Letter to the editor… The new policy of collecting TV licence fee does not clarify the position of those licence holders, who have purchased 5-yearly and 10-yearly licences. The fee charged from these licence holders for the remaining years should be refunded immediately. Nadeem Shaukat Lahore. Source: The Nation Date:7/19/2004

HRCP concerned with police harassment

PESHAWAR – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its concern over the police harassment of an Indian woman who has married a Pakistani citizen. Hifsa Aman, wife of Aman Khan a resident of Mardan, has acquired a stay order from the Peshawar High Court which forbids any action against her because Ms […]

Women role vital in reformation of society

LAHORE – Women participation in different fields including politics would provide them an opportunity to play pivotal role in economic development, apart from enabling them to become independent economically and socially. Punjab Minister for Women Development Ashfa Riaz stated this while addressing the meeting of Provincial Steering Committee for Women Development held in Lahore on […]

PEMRA needs to act

Letter to the editor… Reference news-item published in the Karachi press (July 4) about the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority, Sindh, receiving and redressing 100 complaints from all over the province about poor and faulty cable TV service during the month of June. It is a good omen that PEMRA should be trying to solve […]

Tribute paid to Fatima Jinnah

ISLAMABAD – The 37th death anniversary of Madar-i-Millat Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah was observed on July 9 throughout the country with due reverence. Social, political and cultural organizations arranged seminars and functions to pay homage to Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah for her contributions to the cause of Pakistan. She had played a vital role along with her […]

Crises center for Women in capital soon

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Women Development and Social Welfare, under its “Family Protection and Rehabilitation” programme, will set up a centre in the federal capital to cater to the needs of women in distress. An amount of Rs6 million has been allocated for the centre, which will provide temporary boarding and rehabilitation services to […]

Death anniversary of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah

LAHORE – Nazaria-i-Pakistan Foundation as organising a special function in memory of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah here at Awan-e-Karkunan-Tehrike-e-Pakistan on July 9 morning to mark her 37th death anniversary. Prominent speakers will pay rich tributes to the untiring and invaluable services which she rendered during Pakistan movement for women and Muslims of the subcontinent. Quran Khawani […]

Ebad concerned over journalists assault

KARACHI – Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad has taken serious notice of the reports of assault on two local journalists Ashfaq Ali and Kamran Mansoor. The governor directed the authorities concerned to ascertain the incident of torturing Ashfaq and Kamran and take legal action against the elements involved in the victimisation of journalists. The governor […]

TV licence fee

Letter to the editor… Apropos Rafi Nasim’s letter “TV licence fee” published in daily The Nation on June 23, I would like to make the following observations. He has raised some illogical points about the collection of TV licence fee through electricity bills. His concern for the common man is admirable but can he tell […]

APNS deplores continuing ad ban

KARACHI – The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has strongly deplored the continuing ban on government advertisements to Nawa-i-Waqt, The Nation and other newspapers and urged the president of Pakistan to intervene in the matter. According to a spokesman of the society, the executive committee of the APNS at a recent meeting held in Lahore […]

Zamir Niazi’s services eulogized

ISLAMABAD – The services and works of eminent journalist, Zamir Niazi, were remembered by intellectuals, journalists and academmicians here on June 29. They had gathered at the Pakistan Academy of Letters to pay tributes to the late journalist who has often been called as Zameer (the conscience) of Pakistani Press. Zamir Niazi, who passed away […]

Newsmen protest

LARKANA – Newsmen protested at the behavior of Information Department Director regarding the performance of journalists’ duty covering different event, as well as the coverage of routine events. The information Director Gul Hasan Arbani despite the directions of Secretary Mehtab Akbar Rashidi has failed to coordinate with the journalists. The journalists of Larkana in a […]

Kidnapped Women released

SHIKARPUR- Two women took away in retaliation for the abduction of a girl returned home on Friday after the intervention of Sardar Nooruddin Sanjrani and District Naib Nazim Zafar Shaikh. The two women, Sardaran and Hazooran Sanjrani, were kidnapped at gunpoint from the Sanjrani village by armed men soon after a girl, Koonj Sethar, 18, […]