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Cabinet likely to approve ICT talent programme

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LAHORE / ISLAMABAD: The cabinet, which is scheduled to meet on Thursday (today), is likely to approve an agreement for the information and communications technology (ICT) talent development programme between Huawei Technology Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as part of a strategy to boost IT-related exports. Prime Minister Imran Khan will chair the meeting […]

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The minefield that is human rights

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The human rights ministry was not given much attention or focus in the past and other ministries poached on its domain with impunity. When the PM made me the minister in charge of this ministry, it was assumed it was a sign of being sidelined from the mainstream, especially in the issue-areas I had spent […]

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‘Cyber attacks ­on banks expose online banking weaknesses’

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said the recent attacks of cybercriminals on banks resulting in heavy losses have exposed weaknesses in the online banking system. It has also brought the need for enhanced internet security in the banking and other sectors to the limelight, it said. After the attacks, around 10 banks […]

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CDA strives to make Islamabad cleanest and greenest capital

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ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA ) Director Environment Irfan Niazi on Saturday said the CDA is utilizing all available resources to further strengthen the status of Islamabad as one of the cleanest and greenest cities. Due to effective Clean and Green Pakistan awareness campaign, the trend of planting saplings is increasing and citizens have started […]

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Internet freedom

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IN its 2018 Freedom on the Net report, the democracy watchdog Freedom House has once again found Pakistan ‘not free’ for a seventh consecutive year, indicating a gradual worsening of internet conditions in the country. Between June 2017 and May 2018, Pakistan’s rating fell by two points since the year before, and the country received […]

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Pakistan’s internet freedom ranking declined in election year: report

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KARACHI: The Freedom House has declared Pakistan “Not Free” in terms of internet use for the seventh consecutive year in its global report released on Thursday.The report showed that the country’s ranking had been worsening over the years. The watchdog primarily focused on developments that occurred between June last year and May this year. It […]

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Climate peril

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Pakistan is situated in semi-arid to arid zone and confronts rising temperatures. It is ranked seventh among countries that are most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. The effects of climate change are evident from the increased frequencies of floods and droughts, unpredictable weather conditions, changes in crop-growing patterns, reduced irrigation efficiencies, and […]

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PM launches Citizens’ Portal to spruce up governance

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ISLAMABAD – Launching Pakistan Citizens’ Portal on Sunday Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the programme would be a leap forward as people from all over the country and overseas Pakistanis could help spruce up the governance through registration of their complaints and suggestions on working of Ministries and government departments. Addressing the launching ceremony […]

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SC reinstates ban on airing of Indian content on TV channels

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday reinstated a ban on the transmission of Indian content on local television channels, setting aside an earlier verdict by the Lahore High Court (LHC). Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing a case filed by the United Producers Association pertaining to the broadcast of foreign content […]

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Rs 300 bn worth trees chopped off prior to PTI govt in KPK: Murad Saeed

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of Communications Murad Saeed Friday said prior to Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Rs 300 billion worth trees were chopped off from 2008-13 in the province which resulted into massive climate change impacts. Addressing a seminar while inaugurating Clean and Green Pakistan Plantation drive at Construction Technology Training Institute […]

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Khumariyaan on making Paris debut

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Coke Studio 11 may well be the current subject dominating social media and making headlines online but drowning the noise for a minute, Instep can confirm that instrumental folk-rock music group Khumariyaan plan to release their debut album this year. In between doing his day job as an architect and a runaround trip from Islamabad […]

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‘Donkey King’ breaks all animated film records

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KARACHI: Geo’s first and Pakistan’s number one animated movie ‘The Donkey King’ breaks all animated film records within 8 days, Mangu Being chased by 5 Indian Films. With a record breaking business of 8+ crores, Geo Films’ Donkey King has broken the animation record of all films within just one week. The movie broke lifetime […]

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Minister opens 3rd ‘Handmade in Pakistan Exhibition’

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LAHORE – Provincial Minister for Labour and Human Resource Ansar Majeed Khan has inaugurated 3rd “Handmade in Pakistan Exhibition” organised by AHAN (Aik Hunar Aik Nagar), a subsidiary of Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). Manager Administration AHAN Asad Sultan briefed the minister regarding the handmade traditional products showcased in the exhibition by more than 150 […]

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Clean and Green Pakistan : With smog season looming, govt shuts polluting brick kilns

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ISLAMABAD: To combat worsening smog, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government has ordered all traditional brick kilns closed for 70 days starting Saturday, as it promotes new cleaner kilns that could cut pollution up to 70 percent. But the measure has produced an outcry both from kiln owners, who want incentives to make the switch, and from kiln […]

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