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IT companies relocating as Pakistan gets tax-hungry

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LAHORE: Nearly 40% of Pakistan’s companies that provided IT services have moved their business to the United Arab Emirates, largely due to the 8% additional tax on revenues levied by the government in 2015-16, said Sajjad Syed, chief executive officer of Excellence Delivered (ExD) Private Limited . ExD outsources non-core operations and is currently working […]

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‘There should be a resort on Indo-Pakistan no man’s land’

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KARACHI: It pains me to know that relatives living on both sides of the Indo-Pakistan border cannot easily meet each other. Authorities should make a resort on no man’s land and allow them to meet. This was one of the many interesting remarks made by the distinguished Indian actor Om Puri while speaking at a […]

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Spanish ambassador calls on IT minister

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ISLAMABAD: Spanish Ambassador Carlos Morales called on the Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom Anusha Rahman here Thursday. Federal Secretary IT Azmat Ali Ranjha was also present in the meeting. Matters of mutual interest and promotion of bilateral cooperation in IT and telecom sectors between the two countries were discussed, said a press […]

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Foreign journalists and the vision problem

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It is sometimes the clearest of accusations that one must be most wary of. These accusations, like the one Christine Fair levelled on Pakistan — you are the enemy of the US — are what imprison Pakistan within its own narrow allegiances. We take on the eyes of the seer as we size ourselves up, […]

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Journalism as a career option?

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Since 2000, more than 90 journalists have been killed in Pakistan and hardly any of these cases have been solved. Most journalists dying in the pursuit of their profession are Pakistani citizens Throughout the years of my life I have gained interest in various career fields — law, medicine and even government office — but […]

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Experts urge authorities to priorities marine life preservation

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Karachi: It is the collective responsibility of the State and the society to not only ensure protection of land, air and water from pollution but also raise awareness among masses regarding consequent hazards. These views were expressed by Waqar Ahmed, an official of the Sindh Environmental Protection Authority (SEPA) on Thursday at a seminar titled […]

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Pakistan has promising young film-makers

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Karachi: Pakistan has lots of potential as regards film-making. It is a very difficult business. We visited film production and training schools in Lahore and were mighty impressed by the skills possessed by budding film-makers. So said Andrew Merkin, a film-maker from the US who was speaking along with another independent film-maker from the US, […]

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CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

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New York, May 8, 2015–The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera’s Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was a member of Al-Qaeda. The Intercept reported today that the NSA’s information supporting its claim […]

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Human Rights Defenders Coalition: Rights organisations join hands to confront threats

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HYDERABAD: Threatened by the killings of a number of rights activists in the country in the last three years, representatives of rights and advocacy-based non-profit organisations have joined hands to form the Human Rights Defenders Coalition. Following a consultative meeting attended by over three dozen representatives, a 12-member interim committee was formed to strengthen the […]

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Reuters bureau chief ‘died of suffocation’

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ISLAMABAD: Forensic tests have revealed that former Reuters bureau chief in Pakistan, Maria Golovnina, died due to suffocation and found no indication of foul play. According to the Punjab Forensic Science Agency report seen by Dawn, no traces of poison were found in the samples sent for forensic tests. Ms Golovnina, 34, died on February […]

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The missing genre

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At first, it is easy to miss. With the glamour of covering the immediate, and the glory of living in the instant, it is hard to notice. But pay close attention to the news and the talk shows and you will realise that there is a hole that ought not to be there. In the […]

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Master’s and PhD scholarship: Fulbright deadline extends to June 1

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The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) extend the application deadline for the 2016 Fulbright Masters and PhD programme to June 1, 2015. According to a statement issued on Friday, the extension will allow more eligible applicants to apply for the scholarship. Over 150 scholarships will be awarded to study at the best universities […]

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Suffocating cyberspace

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Pakistan hardly has an impressive record when it comes to universal human rights standards, and the formulation of a contentious Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015, which is pending parliamentary approval before it becomes a law, is posing a major assault to freedom of expression within the country. In its current form, the proposed Bill […]

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Primary education: In Pakistan 6.2m children still out of school, says report

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ISLAMABAD: The total number of out-of-school children at primary level in the country has dropped from 6.7 million in 2012-2013 to 6.2 million, says the Pakistan Education Statistics Report 2013-2014 released on Tuesday. As per the report, the total number of out-of-school children is 2.9 million in Punjab, 0.4 million in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P); 1.8 million […]

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