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Man fined Rs10,000 for trying to cut 50-year-old tree

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) Environment Wing on Tuesday imposed a Rs10,000 fine on a man for illegally chopping off a half-a-century-old Eucalyptus tree within the Super Market in sector F-6. On Tuesday, former secretary of the climate change minister Syed Abu Akif posted in a WhatsApp group for those working on the environment in […]

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Calls at helpline to register HR violations increase to 15,500

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Islamabad: The number of calls at Helpline 1099 to register human rights violations have witnessed an increase, reaching 15,500 from 4,000 per month, especially during last four months. Ministry of Human Rights had introduced a round-the-clock toll free helpline to get public complaints about human rights violations and provide legal advice so as to provide […]

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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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Security guards of former prime minister attack television cameraman

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Wajid Ali, cameraman of “Samaa TV” was attacked by security guards of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside the Parliament House in Pakistan capital city of Islamabad in the evening of December 17. The incident occurred when Ali was covering the departure of Sharif from Parliament House after co-chairing a meeting of senior leaders of […]

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Yousaf Baig Mirza appointed PM’s special assistant on media

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ISLAMABAD: Yousaf Baig Mirza, a prominent media personality has been appointed Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Media Affairs, according to an official notification issued on Tuesday. He will perform his duties in honourary capacity with effect from December 7. Mirza, with a vast experience in working for local and international media, has provided leadership […]

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Qureshi seeks acquittal in PTV, Parliament attack cases

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday filed an acquittal plea in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in a case pertaining to attack on Pakistan Television (PTV) and Parliament buildings during the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in in 2014. The ATC judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi, resuming the […]

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PM asks Facebook to check misuse of social media

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday urged the Facebook management to play its role in checking misuse of social media in spreading fake news, violence and hate content. During a meeting with Simon Milner, Vice President of Public Policy, Facebook Singapore, who called on him at the Prime Minister Office, Mr Khan underscored the […]

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PEMRA Raids Shops In Attock, Confiscates Illegal DTH Equipment

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Islamabad Region on Friday raided different areas of Attock and confiscated illegal equipment of Direct to Home (DTH) transmission after receiving public complaints on the Pakistan Citizen Portal established by Prime Minister Imran Khan. PEMRA also received complaints on its ‘Complaints and Feedback System,’ says a press release. PEMRA field staff formed a team headed by Zulfiqar Chaudhry of Pakistan Customs […]

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Climate change: Govt committed to play its part: PM aide

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ISLAMABAD: Giving an insight into ‘Clean Green Pakistan’ initiative, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam has said that present government is committed to playing its part in combating this challenge. In this regard, the government has already taken concrete steps including planting trees, banning brick kiln operations, shifting brick kiln […]

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Media first line of defence in hybrid war: DG ISPR

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Islamabad – Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that Pakistan’s media is first line of defence in hybrid warfare. Speaking at PTV, he urged media to show responsibility and observe national values. He said all institutions worked together to defeat terrorism and achieved success. Earlier on November 19, […]

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Senate body stresses scrutiny of media content at all levels

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ISLAMABAD: A meeting of the Senate Sub-Committee on Human Rights (HR) was held here Tuesday under the convenorship of Senator Usman Khan Kakar to ensure that those responsible for content creation and airing of objectionable and misleading advertisement are taken to the task. The meeting was attended by Senator Krishna Kumari Kohli, Senator Dr Jehanzeb […]

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Pakistan No 1 in Facebook content censorship

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Islamabad: Pakistan has emerged as No 1 country in the world when it comes to censoring content on the Facebook, a new official report by the social media giant revealed. According to an analysis of the report released by the company on Friday, Pakistan has made 2,203 requests to Facebook for content restriction, the highest […]

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Media houses to get all outstanding dues: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Thursday said the federal cabinet had decided to release all the outstanding amounts to the media organisations at the federal level.He said this while briefing the media on the decisions of the federal cabinet which met under Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Prime Minister Office […]

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NAB takes notice of non-functioning cameras in capital

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ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Thursday directed complaint verification of non-functioning of 600 surveillance cameras of safe city project out of a total 1,800 cameras installed in the federal capital. Taking notice of non-functioning of surveillance cameras, he directed NAB Rawalpindi DG Irafn Mangi to submit details of expenditures incurred […]

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