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Green journalist’ award launched

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The Wildlife Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has taken an initiative to encourage journalists for enhancing wildlife conservation awareness among masses through their features/articles/writings and reports. In this context, green journalist award has been launched under the project of “Conservation Education and Awareness Campaign in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa” for the year 2015-16. The features/articles/poems published in Urdu/English newspapers […]

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Hard life of senior citizens made even harder

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ISLAMABAD: Although, a national level policy for the protection of elderly persons was drafted and finalised by the Ministry of Capital Administration and Development (CADD) in 2012, it has yet to be presented before parliament for final approval. Meanwhile currently, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is the only province where there is an approved law for protection […]

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Newspapers, advertising agencies asked to register afresh

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A spokesman for the Information Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has asked all those proprietors and publishers of all newspapers and advertising agencies, which had registered their newspapers and advertising agencies with the department for the year 2014 or 2015 to register and renew the registration of their newspapers and agencies within one week. He made […]

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Cost in violation of ‘KP Right to Information Act 2013’

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Islamabad: The “Schedule of Fees for Hard Copies,” notified by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Commission on December 19, 2014 has shifted the burden of postal costs from public bodies to citizens if the requested information is more than 20 pages. If the requested information is more than 20 pages, a citizen will have to pay Rs […]

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Sindhis, Baloch still have ‘no right to information’

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Karachi: There is no denying the fact that both Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab took the lead in adopting the Right to Information (RTI) laws, but simultaneously a lack of attention by the Sindh and Balochistan lead to weak legislation, in both 2005 and 2006, which consequently resulted in a dire need of an overhaul of […]

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Security hazard: K-P home dept bans helicams

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Home and Tribal Affairs department has imposed a ban on using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and helicams – drones fitted with cameras – for broadcast purposes. The decision has been taken on the directives of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regularity Authority (PEMRA). According to a notification issued by the home department, the […]

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Biometric system to take six months

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INAMULLAH KHATTAK ISLAMABAD: With Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government seeking local bodies polls by November 15, top officials of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday gathered to discuss whether the commission could hold polls in the province in a short time. Official sources told The Nation that the meeting that was attended by members of […]

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Lawmakers urge army to secure minorities

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers representing minorities in the Senate Panel have demanded of the government to deploy army personnel for the security of non-Muslims in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. “Only Army personnel security can stop ongoing migration of Hindus and Sikhs from the province [K-P],” observed Senator Hamman Das of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal, while talking to The Express Tribune. “Minorities have […]

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CGPA urges citizens to use RTI laws

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PESHAWAR: The Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) urged citizens of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab to use the Right to Information law to improve transparency and accountability in public service delivery. Filing requests for information under these laws is not only a legal and constitutional privilege, but should also be taken as an obligation, stated […]

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KPK govt better than Punjab in access to information

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ISLAMABAD: Despite lagging behind Punjab in many areas, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) government is far ahead of Shahbaz Sharif’s Punjab government in the implementation of Right to Information (RTI) Act. The official data and the research conducted by this correspondent indicate that the bureaucracy in KPK seems readier to share information regarding its working to […]

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Islamic calligraphy exhibition begins

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PESHAWAR: A ten-day exhibition on ‘Islamic calligraphy and manuscripts’ organised by the directorate of archaeology and museums, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, opened at the Peshawar Museum here on Saturday. Amjad Afridi, advisor to chief minister on sports, tourism, archaeology, museums and youth affairs, opened the exhibition during a ceremony. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Mineral Development Ziaullah Afridi, […]

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Climate change and vector-borne diseases in Pakistan

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The earth’s climate has always been changing. The impacts of climate change include biodiversity losses, rise in sea levels, shifts in weather patterns, changes in freshwater supply and an increase in extreme weather events such as floods and droughts as well as glacial melting and various health impacts. Major concerns are the threats to food, […]

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Imran loses all rationale, relies on ex-Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan’s continuous outbursts against the Geo/Jang Group without evidence attempts to incite violence against the groups workers and now the open use of abusive language against the group’s editor-in-chief is simply exposing him more and more with every passing day. Imran’s attempts to blackmail media persons will fail, as they will […]

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PTA ordered to curtail use of Afghan SIMs

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ISLAMABAD: The government has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to curtail the operations of Afghan cellular phones in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because of security issues. Informed sources told Dawn that more than 40,000 SIMs (subscriber identification module) of Afghan mobile telephone companies were operating inside Pakistani territory […]

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