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World Sight Day: Ignite launches website for people with disabilities

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ISLAMABAD: The mission of Ignite National Technology Fund is to fix the innovation value chain in Pakistan. In order to achieve our mission under the auspices of Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, we believe in equal representation of all social groups including the big number of visually impaired emerging youth. One of the core […]


Child rights committee to be formed in slums of Islamabad

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Islamabad: For well-coordinated effort towards child protection in Islamabad slums, the National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) plans to form Child Rights Committees in slums of Islamabad. The initiative is part of the yearly work plan of NCPC from 2018 to 2019. The work plan also includes mapping of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) with regards to […]


Pedalling towards climate change action in Islamabad

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Dozens of diplomats and residents of the federal capital jumped on their bikes and cycled through the city to promote action on climate change. The third cycle rally, which has now become an annual feature in the federal capital, saw the European Delegation in the federal capital join hands with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Pakistan […]


Plantation of broad-leaf trees on Margalla Hills recommended to avoid fires

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ISLAMABAD: A special committee headed by the federal ombudsman on the frequent Margalla Hills fire incidents has recommended plantation of broad-leaf trees to replace the pines which are most vulnerable to fires. A set of recommendations furnished before the Supreme Court by Advocate Hafiz Ahsaan Ahmad Khokhar on the fires also suggested directions to the […]


Four more ministers to be inducted into federal cabinet

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ISLAMABAD: Four more ministers are expected to be inducted in the federal cabinet, sources informed Geo News on Tuesday. Prime Minister Imran Khan will approve the final list of ministers who will be inducted in his cabinet. According to sources, Mian Muhammad Soomro has agreed to become part of the cabinet. The senior politician was […]


Senior Radio Pakistan official found dead

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ISLAMABAD: An official of Radio Pakistan was found dead in the Koral police jurisdiction on Saturday. According to police, the deceased was identified as Muhammad Ilyas, deputy controller of news at Radio Pakistan. His body was found in Ghauri Town Phase-V, according to Investigation Officer Ashfaq Ahmed. He said the body was recovered on Saturday […]


Public Complaints: Social media page fails to get attention

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ISLAMABAD: Use of social media may very well be a good idea to start off with when the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mushtaq Ahmad decided to set up his official Facebook page last year, but due to limited public awareness and promotion, the page has failed to gather any serious attention from the residents of […]


Environmental damage in Islamabad is ‘irreversible’

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ISLAMABAD: Flagrant violation of Islamabad’s Master Plan and laws over the years has irreversibly degraded its verdant environment; a commission looking into the decay of the once green city was told on Wednesday. “We know the problems and the laws, but this commission cannot answer why suggestions from similar public hearings and directions from courts […]


Axact’s channel imported equipment sans mandatory NOC

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ISLAMABAD: The scrutiny of Pemra record has established that Axact channel company M/s Labaik had not obtained the NOC to import technical and broadcasting equipment, which was mandatory. The Pemra record of M/s Labaik (Pvt) Ltd shows that neither the company was ever given any NOC to import technical or broadcast equipment nor had it […]


Pemra refuses to cede office space to PCP

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) is resisting the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s efforts to give the Press Council of Pakistan (PCP) office space in Pemra’s Islamabad office. The authority has rejected the ministry directions, asking it to provide PCP space in its building due to financial constraints. In February of this […]


Love for words draws crowds to literature festival

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ISLAMABAD: With the aim to keeping the tradition of book reading alive, the third edition of the Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) kick-started at the Margalla Hotel on Friday, albeit with a 45 minute delay which upset some literature enthusiasts. Inaugurating the three-day event, managing director of the Oxford University Press Pakistan and founder of the […]


Reuters bureau chief dies a sudden death

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By: Ikram Junaidi and Munawer Azeem ISLAMABAD: Reuters’ bureau chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan Maria Golovnina, 34, died in the news agency’s Islamabad office on Monday in mysterious circumstances. A Reuters’ statement said she fell unconscious in her office and was rushed to a private hospital. But “medical teams were unable to save” the Russian […]


Reuters’ Pak-Afghan bureau chief found dead in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: Maria Golovnina, the Pakistan and Afghanistan bureau chief of Reuters who was based in Islamabad, was found dead at her office-cum-residence in the capital’s F-8 sector, sources in the police told Dawn. Golovnina had reportedly gone to the toilet, and had not stepped out for a long time when people who were present barged […]


PPF Training Workshop For Journalists

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KARACHI, January 10, 2015: The Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with Free Press Unlimited is holding a 3-day residential training workshop, from 14th till 16th January, for journalists, in Islamabad. The workshop titled as “Safety and Security Training workshop for Journalists”, will bring together more than 25 journalists from more than 10 districts of […]