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Colourful awards ceremony brings Lok Mela to a close

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ISLAMABAD: A massive festival of folk culture with over 600 artisans and craftspeople from all four provinces and two administrative regions of the country came to a glamorous and colourful close Lok Virsa in Shakarparian on Sunday evening with an awards ceremony for the skilled folk artists. Artisans and craftspeople had over the past eight […]

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Moot urges people not to forward offensive material on social media blindly

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HYDERABAD: Speakers at a ‘law conference’ urged people to give up forwarding material blindly on social media because many things were offensive and it constituted a crime to spread them carelessly. They said the world had tuned into a global village where one was not connected to one’s real brother but he was linked to […]

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Sharmeen releases 2nd part from climate change animated series

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KARACHI-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the second part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animated Series. The second part explores the science being global warming, the rising sea levels and the pollution caused by the products humans consume. Launched in honour of the International Climate Change Awareness Day earlier […]

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CDA strives to make Islamabad cleanest and greenest capital

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA ) Director Environment Irfan Niazi on Saturday said the CDA is utilizing all available resources to further strengthen the status of Islamabad as one of the cleanest and greenest cities. Due to effective Clean and Green Pakistan awareness campaign, the trend of planting saplings is increasing and citizens have started […]

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Media can play great role in anti-measles campaign: experts

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Rawalpindi: For the effective control of measles that emerged as an epidemic in 2012-13 claiming lives of well over 500 children across the country, an anti-Measles Campaign is being launched from October 15 to 27 during which 190 million children from the age of six months to seven years would be given booster dose of […]

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Action plan: Govt devises strategy to protect human rights

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ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Thursday a 16-point comprehensive action plan to promote and protect human rights in the country and allocated Rs100 million for its effective implementation. Minister for Human Rights Zahid Hamid announced the plan, flanked by Minister of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid and Special Assistant to the Prime […]

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Climate change: Govt asked to define Paris moot position

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LAHORE: Justice Mansoor Ali Shah of Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday directed the foreign ministry to apprise the court regarding Pakistan’s role in international conference on climate change slated to begin in Paris on November 30. The judge was hearing a petition seeking the implementation of the National Climate Change Policy 2012 and Framework […]

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‘Key to implementation of laws lies in societal awareness’

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Karachi: Changes in laws and their implementation are always brought about when the society is aware of them and people are willing to stand up for their rights, be it the vulnerable sections of the society or minority communities. This was said by speakers including members of the judiciary and rights activists at a seminar […]

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NAB, Pemra join hands against corruption

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ISLAMABAD: To augment and support the endeavour of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in its drive against elimination of corruption and corrupt practices from public sector organizations and society, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) invited Ms. Aliya Rashid, Director General (Awareness & Prevention), National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at its Head Office in Islamabad. […]

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Private media not allowed to cover Population Summit

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ISLAMABAD: Even though this week, many government officials and members of private organisations stressed that the government was making the issue of population growth a priority and that the media could play an important role in creating awareness about it, private media was not allowed to cover the Population Summit 2015 that began on Thursday. […]

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Study sounds alarm over Clifton beach pollution

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KARACHI: The Clifton Cantonment Board (CCB), responsible for providing municipal services to beach visitors, needs to adopt effective methods to clear the Clifton beach of polluting solid waste material that is posing as a serious threat to marine life, according to a recent Karachi University (KU) study. From the several types, those composed of buoyant […]

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Environmental pollution: SC gives one-month to complete sewage treatment plant

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KARACHI: The Supreme Court gave on Thursday one-month time to the federal and provincial governments to begin setting up plants in coastal areas around the city to treat sewage water draining into the sea. The direction came after a three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali, took up the environmental pollution […]

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Climate change lessons take to the stage in rural Sindh

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BADIN: Mir Muhammad’s family had reason to celebrate: after the harvest of their rice crop, they were planning to throw a wedding. But then flash floods hit their three-hectare farm, washing away the family’s sole source of income and their dreams of the big day. This was the scene played out on the makeshift stage […]

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Right to information law ‘bitter pill for the corrupt’

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LAHORE: Despite opposition from several elements, the Right to Information Act is there to stay in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, KP Information Commissioner Abdul Matin Khan said on Tuesday. He was addressing a seminar titled: State of Right to Information in Pakistan organised by Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (PILDAT). “The law is a bitter […]

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