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All state-run TV channels except one running in losses, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry told the Senate on Wednesday that all the state-run TV channels except PTV Home are running in losses. During the question hour in the Senate, the minister said that state-run TV, being a national institution, does not broadcast any Indian content or material. He said that all […]

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Should govt directly distribute ads to newspapers?

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ISLAMABAD: The federal government has sent the draft of new policy for issuing advertisements to the print and electronic media to the stakeholders for their feedback and recommendations. The APNS, CPNE, PBA, PFUJ, provincial governments and concerned institutions have been asked to furnish their suggestions after thoroughly studying the new policy draft. Secretary Information and […]

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PM forms panel to clear RTI draft law

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ISLAMABAD: If the government is to be believed this time, the federal Right to Information (RTI) law is soon becoming a reality, as the prime minister has formed a committee to clear the draft law without approval of the cabinet. Minister for Information Pervez Rashid told The News that a five-member committee of PML-N lawmakers […]

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Pakistan lacks facilities to trace hackers

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KARACHI: The number of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) events topping 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) in the first half of 2014, were double than those in 2013 as more than 100 attacks at 100Gbps or higher were recorded in the first six months of 2014, Forbes said in a report last July while quoting a research […]

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Helping labour

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It may seem counter-intuitive but if we wish to spur economic growth in Pakistan both government and citizens would have to step in to help labour. This is the surprising conclusion of a study of the local economy carried out by students from the Lahore Univer­sity of Management Sciences under my supervision. Initial discussions with […]

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IHC seeks reply from PTA chairman in Afghan SIMs case

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Islamabad: Justice Athar Minallah of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Thursday directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman to submit reply within a fortnight in a case pertaining to stoppage of operation of Afghan SIMs in Pakistan. The petitioner in person, Advocate Raja Saimul Haq Satti, has cited the federation of Pakistan through […]

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First phase to begin on January 12

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HYDERABAD: The first phase of biometric registration of subscriber identity modules (SIMs) is expected to start from January 12 under which people having more than three SIMs registered against their national identity card will be asked to provide their biometric record by the end of February. “The process will begin immediately after the federal government […]

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Daughters of slain journalist strive for a better future

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PESHAWAR: Fourth-grader Saira Hayat was only four years old when unidentified people killed her father Hayatullah, a prominent journalist, on June 16, 2006 in North Waziristan Agency. A year later, Saira’s mother died in a bomb blast which targeted their house, leaving her, her two sisters and two brothers orphaned. The tragedy that befell the […]

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PTI activists manhandle journalists in Karachi

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KARACHI: The press conference of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, organised at the residency of PTI leader Imran Ismail on Saturday, was marred by chaos when Khan replied in a taunting manner to a question posed by a media representative. As per details, during the question and answer session of the press conference, a […]

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Musician dies of humidity during rehearsal

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LAHORE: A music teacher associated with the Nazariya Pakistan Trust died of muggy weather during rehearsal for a function to be addressed by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif here on Friday. Lateef Daniel, teaching national songs to students at the trust for five years, was rehearsing along with students for an awards distribution ceremony to be […]

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Land reforms: Pay attention to women peasants

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By: Ramzan Chandio KARACHI: Women may be left out of land rights at the time o f land reforms as they have no records of land, this was established at a seminar on ‘Land Reforms in Pakistan: A Women Peasant Aspect’ on Sunday. Agriculturists, land reforms and development experts have said that despite three times […]

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