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Security guards damaged my reputation: Nawaz

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ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif expressed regret over the assault of a private television channel cameraman and said the behaviour of his security guards had damaged his reputation. Journalists staged a protest on the arrival of Mr Sharif in the accountability court on Tuesday. Mr Sharif, however, went straight to the courtroom to attend the trial […]

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Amnesty, RSF express concern over warrants for journalist’s arrest

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KARACHI: The Amnesty International and Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF) have expressed concern over the issuance of arrest warrants for journalist Cyril Almeida. In a press release issued on Thursday, the Amnesty called upon the authorities in Pakistan to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to harass or intimidate journalists. Mr Almeida, an […]

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Parliament first in world to go totally green

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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the world’s first ever solar-powered Parliament House, a venture fully supported by China with 30 million Yuan. Flanked by Chinese Ambassador and Speakers of National Assembly and Senate,Nawaz Sharif in a simple ceremony switched on the solar-powered building. In his short speech at the parking area […]

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PM for conservation of forests, wildlife

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed for early completion of the ongoing projects for conservation of forests and protection of wildlife in the country. He issued the instructions during the briefing at Lal Suhanara National Park Wednesday. The prime minister had overnight stay in the park and he was briefed about wildlife and forest […]

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Prime minister wants national policy on art, literature

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MURREE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed preparation of a comprehensive national policy on art, literature and artists. He was chairing a meeting at the Government House, Murree, on Friday to review the progress on various development projects pertaining to the hill station. The prime minister said the revival of the film industry was a […]

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Forest policy draft to be sent to CCI next week

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ISLAMABAD – The draft of the first ever National Forest Policy is ready to be sent to the Council of Common Interest (CCI) next week for getting formal approval, The Nation learnt reliably yesterday. The ministry of climate change prepared and finalised the draft with the consultation of provinces last month. All provinces and other […]

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Paris climate change moot: Pakistan to get concrete dividends

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One of the rejoicing outcomes of the Paris Agreement on climate change is endowment of due and fair share to adaptation as a key policy instrument of the international climate change policy and as for Pakistan’s contribution in this global exercise, it merits mention that Pakistan played an instrumental role in Paris for securing adaptation […]

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PM urges steps to ensure child safety

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Min­i­ster Nawaz Sharif has urged all provincial governments to take measures for implementing the recommendations of the National Comm­ission for Human Rights to ensure a safe environment for children. According to a statement released by the PM Office on Thursday, the provinces have been asked to put in place the requisite policy and […]

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France accelerates efforts to make Paris Climate Conference a success

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ISLAMABAD: The French government has initiated diplomatic offensive to make Paris Climate Conference, the COP21, a real success in the wake of tragedy of November 13, and for the purpose French envoys across the world have established hectic contacts with their host governments to ensure their participation in it. The summit will be held in […]

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Liberal? Yes

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If only some of the biggest names in Pakistani journalism, and a certain leader of a political party, could take the trouble to read more carefully, think a little deeper, and increase their knowledge about the vocabulary of politics, we’d all be spared many storms in teacups. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammed Nawaz […]

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PM vows to protect rights of all religious communities

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KARACHI: Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif has said that all religious communities living in Pakistan enjoy equal rights and vowed to safeguard them. Speaking at a ceremony organised by the minority wing of the PML-N’s Sindh chapter to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali at a hotel here on Wednesday, he said: “Every community living here […]

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Education is right, not privilege, Malala tells UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Accompanied by 193 children holding lanterns, Malala Yusufzai persuaded leaders from across the world to promise that every child would have the right to safe, free and quality education. “Education is not a privilege, education is a right,” Malala told world leaders at the opening session of the 2030 sustainable development summit. Prime […]

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Absence of Pakistani journalists from Ufa helped projection of Indian viewpoint

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continues to avoid Pakistani media during his foreign visits, as seen also during his recent visit to Russia where he held an important meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. For some observers, it led to the success of Mr Modi, who kept the meeting, according to the communiqué issued […]

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TIP presents PM with antidote to corruption

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ISLAMABAD: Transparency International Pakistan team, associated with the Prime Minister Office on premier’s request, has submitted to the PM Nawaz Sharif a detailed anti-corruption strategy which includes seeking early enactment of three laws including Whistleblower Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act and Right to Public Service Act to check the menace of corruption. Along with […]

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