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‘Read newspapers, become aware’ campaign begins

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Karachi: Concerned over the dying newspaper-reading culture, political and civil society activists, journalists and elected representatives in Malir launched a ‘read newspapers, become aware’ campaign aimed at promoting the reading habit and raising awareness among the dwellers of rural areas. Prominent historian Gul Hassan Kalmati inaugurated the campaign at a camp in the Gadap city […]

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Anti-smoking campaign: First massive media drive launched

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ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Pakistan launched its first national anti-tobacco mass media campaign to focus on the health harms of tobacco. The campaign features a public service announcement (PSA) called “Tobacco Is Hollowing You Out”, that graphically highlights the many harmful illnesses caused by tobacco use, including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and oral cancers. The […]

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Plant a tree today: Monsoon plantation campaign begins in Bahawalpur

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BAHAWALPUR: Trees are a gift to mankind and a balancing force of nature, Bahawalpur Division Commissioner Saqib Zafar said at the inauguration of the Monsoon Plantation Campaign at the Bahawal Club in Bahawalpur on Thursday. “It is, therefore, our duty to save the environment by planting trees.” The commissioner planted a tree at the club. […]

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Three-day polio drive starts today

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LAHORE – The anti-polio campaign will be held in 74 Union Councils of the provincial capital from August 3-5, the Directorate General Health Services announced on Sunday. Following the positive environmental sample for the month of June in Multan Road drain, it was decided that a campaign would be organised in 74 UCs from August […]

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SMSs make electioneering more robust in country


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ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone operators in the country cashed the boom and enthusiasm of voters during elections 2013 campaign and generated revenues as SMS traffic went up to one billion text messages per day. Thousands of candidates in the country made full use of the modern communication facilities and continuously tried to convince voters in their […]

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