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APNS rejects govt ads policy

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RAWALPINDI: All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) has rejected new policy of federal government for advertisements. An emergency meeting of APNS Regional Committee Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was held which was chaired by its committee Chairman Syed Haroon Shah. The meeting reviewed federal government’s new policy for advertisement and its impacts on media, particularly on regional newspapers. The […]

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Lok mela 2018: Folk musicians perform for a jam-packed audience

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ISLAMABAD: The Folk Festival, popularly known as Lok Mela, is in full swing where Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa cultural night attracted a large crowd. The festival beautifully showcased the indigenous folk culture of all four provinces depicting their arts, crafts, folk music and traditional cuisine. The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) pavilion hosted their cultural night which featured popular folk artists, folk […]

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Proposed amendments to RTI law approved

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PESHAWAR: A meeting on Tuesday approved proposed amendments to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2013, to make it more comprehensive and accessible to people. Special assistant to chief minister on information and higher education Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani chaired the meeting, according to a statement issued here. The meeting discussed the proposed amendments […]

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More talk, less walk: RTI Commission attempts to help retired employees

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to help older adults and retired government servants, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Right to Information (RTI) Commission has directed government departments to share details of their retired employees in a monthly report. In a statement issued by the RTI Commission on Monday, it said the commission took the step after it received an […]

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Redraft: RTI Commission seeks to bring PHC under its remit

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PESHAWAR: In a bid to expand the jurisdiction of the K-P Right to Information Act, 2013, the RTI Commission has proposed amendments to the law. A draft of the proposed amendments, a copy of which is available with The Express Tribune, has been sent to the law department for feedback, RTI Commissioner Professor Kalimullah told […]

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KP to plant four million saplings by March

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Food, Haji Qalandar Khan Lodhi has said that under Billion Tree Plantation campaign 4m saplings will be planted till March this year while 5 million trees will be planted in district Abbottabad. He expressed these views while addressing a function after inaugurating Billion Tree Plantation Project in Government Girls Degree College, […]

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Ban on live coverage impedes citizens’ right to information: PBA

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KARACHI: On Monday, the KP Home Department issued a letter on the request of the KP Apex Committee, asking the federal government to ban all live coverage of terrorist incidents.The Pakistan Broadcasters Association (PBA) says it realises the nation is going through a very challenging time and the entire country has to come together including […]

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KP seeks ban on live coverage of terrorism incidents

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ISLAMABAD: KP government has asked the federal government and Pemra to ban live coverage of terrorism incidents. Home and Tribal Affairs Department of KPK government’ letter No. PA/AS(Dev: & Fin) /HD/2015 dated January 23, 2016 written to federal secretary information and chairman PEMRA with the subject” APEX COMMITTEE MEETING – BAN ON LIVE COVERAGE OF […]

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KP ‘choice’ may threaten biodiversity

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ISLAMABAD – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is planting 50 percent Eucalyptus under its Billion Tree Tsunami programme, which will cause water shortage and threaten the bio-diversity. Though termed it a green growth initiative of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government but the environmentalists consider the Billion Tsunami a green disaster which will cause severe water shortage in […]

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Key amendments proposed to KP RTI law

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ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa RTI Commission has proposed a number of promising amendments to the province’s RTI law to make it stronger with more powers for the commission. The amendments are primarily intended to increase the Commission’s powers in enforcing its decisions on complaints by citizens against the non-provision of information by public bodies. KP’s […]

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Book of poetry ‘Carnage in December’ launched

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PESHAWAR: A special ceremony was arranged here to pay tributes to the students and staff members who lost lives in the gruesome attack on the Army Public School on December 16, 2014. The function was arranged by the Gandhara Hindko Board at the Gandhara Hindko Academy. A book of English poetry titled “Carnage in December” […]

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KP govt to establish IT park on UoP premises

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) would establish a state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) park on the premises of University of Peshawar with the aim to provide ample opportunities of international standard IT education and training to the students under one roof. It was decided in principle at a meeting held at the University of […]

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RTI Commission issues show-cause notice to Haripur varsity

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ABBOTTABAD: The Right to Information (RTI) Commission has issued a show- cause notice to the University of Haripur administration over the failure to provide documents under Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (RTI) Act 2013 This show-cause was issued for inability of the university’s administration to produce the relevant documents related to the selection boards and some administrative responsibilities […]

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Child marriage: The scourge of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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PESHAWAR: As the world celebrates International Day of the Girl Child, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is still dealing with the menace of forced and early marriages. To highlight the unique challenges faced by adolescent girls, Blue Veins held a provincial youth assembly in collaboration with the Human Rights Directorate, K-P and Fata Alliance to End Early, Child and […]

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