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10th Karachi Literature Festival concludes on a high note

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The third and last day of the Karachi Literature Festival received an overwhelming response with booklovers flocking to the venue in droves. Book launching, talks and presentations marked the contours of the event. The successful 10th edition of KLF was organised by Oxford University Press (Pakistan) under the leadership of its Managing Director Arshad Saeed […]


One million trees will be planted in Karachi: Sindh Minister

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While visiting the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Park, Sindh Minister for Forests and Wildlife Syed Nasir Husain Shan said that in the first phase of Urban Forestry throughout Sindh, approximately one million tree plantation will be carried out in Karachi. The Minister was accompanied by Chancellor Iqra University Erum Lakhani, Secretary Forest Abdul Raheem Soomro, President […]


Enormous wood cutting leading to climate issues

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN – Trees and plants play significant role in the conservation of soil and environment whereas continuous wood cutting in the area is leading to deforestation and causing climate issues. Wood cutting for various purposes like timber wood, fodder etc puts tremendous immediate and long term consequences on the environment besides causing soil […]


KP can enhance forestry up to 30pc

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PESHAWAR – Blessed with bounties of natural resources varying from deserts to Alpine meadows, rivers, plenty of sunshine and rich biodiversity, Khyber Pakthunkhwa is the most suitable province of Pakistan with a colossal potential to enhance forest areas up to 30pc.  The forest area can be enhanced by using the vast barren land of merged […]


When India sets new standards of ‘gutter journalism’

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Minutes after Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday evening made a surprise announcement in the joint session of Parliament to free the captured Indian pilot as a ‘gesture of peace,’ one of the known anchors on a leading Indian news channel started screaming. He was telling his viewers that Pakistan would release Wing Commander Abhinandan […]


‘Dumbing down of broadcasting has become an industry’

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Dumbing down of broadcasting has become an industry, and this trend started in 1935, when a film used it as a slang, and since then it is thriving, said Dr Huma Baqai on Sunday. Dr Huma, associate dean of the IBA’s business administration faculty, was one of the panellists at the 10th Karachi Literature Festival’s […]


‘Musicians continue to face discrimination’

PESHAWAR: People linked with music and performing arts continue to face discrimination and negative profiling by society, said famous writer and scholar of history and literature Noorul Amin on the eve of International Music Day observed on March 3. Pakhtun people in general like music and art, but do not show due respect to performers. […]


Cybercriminal arrested for blackmailing woman

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The Lahore Anti Cyber Crime Cell of the Federal Investigations Agency has arrested a suspect, deported from Greece, for attempting to force a woman into marriage through blackmailing. A victim, M*, had registered a complaint with the cell. She had befriended a person named Naseer Shah at social media. After some time, he proposed marriage […]


Despite air of uncertainty, Karachi Literature Festival begins

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KARACHI: The overcast, gloomy conditions on Friday evening seemed like a poignant reflection of the tensions on Indo-Pak borders. The arrival of guest speakers from outside of Karachi and from more than a dozen countries of the world was uncertain because airports had been closed for flight operations for the last couple of days. But, […]


No clue to missing Italian, British climbers on Nanga Parbat

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ISLAMABAD: A week on, the circumstances of how two Italian and British climbers went missing on Nanga Parbat are still not clear. With the air space closed on Friday, a ground team consisting of high altitude climbers Mohammad Ali Satpar, Dilawar Hussain and Imtiyaz Hussain – all from the Satpara Village – have not had […]


Muslim states urged to collaborate in scientific and technological research

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KARACHI: The 5th Science and Technology Exchange Programme (STEP) International Conference on ‘Health Challenges of Communicable (CDs) and Non-Communicable Diseases’ (NCDs), jointly organised by Pakistan and Iran, concluded successfully on Friday. Nearly 500 scientists from over 40 countries attended the international conference held at University of Karachi’s (KU) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). […]


Ban on Indian films: LHC seeks replies from Centre, Pemra

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday sought replies from the federal government and Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) within a week on a petition seeking ban on Indian films in Pakistan. The petitioner Sheikh Muhammad through his counsel pleaded that the import policy order 2016 announced by the federal government had banned import […]


Government ads

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THE politicians who came to power after India’s independence fancied that public money was theirs to use as they wished. This notion persists, and lies at the root of their abuse of power in the grant of government advertisements to newspapers and periodicals. It is not a bounty conferred from their private purses but, in […]


PPF condemns the ongoing attacks on Prime Television

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia has expressed concern over the recent attacks on Lusaka based Prime Television. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned the continuous attacks on Prime TV and urged the political parties and authorities in the Zambia to stop targeting […]