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PM Khan’s agenda for 2019

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The new government is no longer new. In 2019, Pakistan is scheduled to get a new chief justice and a new army chief, and at some point of time between January 19 and November 30 – when both those positions are due to have new individuals filling them  the prime minister will discover that he […]

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Cruel year for the media

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The year gone by has been a cruel year for the media. In a country where more than 40 TV news channels fight for ratings and a limited advertising pie, the industry finally went into a correction mode. This was also prompted by the government which not only slashed its advertising budget but also re-negotiated […]

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More water reservoirs needed to bring green revolution

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ISLAMABAD: More water reservoirs are needed to bring green revolution in the country especially when the phenomena of climate change is gradually affecting the overall environment of Pakistan ranging from weather to irrigation as well as every day human life. The only way forward to thwart looming water scarcity in the country can be carved […]

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‘Technology helping in overcoming disabilities’

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Speakers at a special children’s day programme held at the Arts Council on Thursday said that we are living in a jet-set era in which every day technological achievements are taking place in various fields, due to which people with disabilities are now able to participate in every activity. The event was organised by the […]

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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

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Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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Junoon’s reunion gig, a concert for Pakistan

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After a successful reunion of sorts of one of Pakistan’s pioneering music group Junoon, first in the form of an announcement featuring the big three – Ali Azmat, Brian O’ Connell and Salman Ahmed – followed by a music video of ‘Khudi’, Peek Freans Sooper has managed to get the music giants onboard for a […]

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Ministry of Human Rights takes special measures against child labour

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Islamabad: Ministry of Human Rights has taken special measures for bounded child labour to bring them into mainstream of the society’s fabric. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the index of bounded child labour in the country is estimated 1.13 per cent of the total population so the Ministry has initiated some projects to […]

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‘Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor’ bags yet another international award

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In another great step for Pakistan’s animation industry, children’s film Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor has been named the Best Feature Film at the recent South Asian International Film Festival. The award is based on what the audience’s demands. The team behind Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor made the big announcement on the film’s social media pages. […]

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Efforts underway to make capital clean, and green

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Islamabad: Capital Development Authority (CDA) is taking measures to make the capital city clean and green as per vision of the Prime Minister Imran Khan. Islamabad has been ranked second in the list of world’s most beautiful capitals and the civic body is committed to further enhance its beauty by planting more trees in the […]

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Chand Tara Orchestra drops a track that ‘Coke Studio’ could learn from

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KARACHI: There’s a conscious effort in the world to get rid of the guitar. Some musicologists have even gone onto on to say that guitar-based songwriting is possibly the most significant hurdle barring creative expression. ‘World Music’ instruments such as the African Kora have made a comeback in an attempt to sound something different than just Western. On the […]

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Ask Google

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A resolution has been submitted in the Punjab Assembly to demand explanation from Google as to why when one types ‘bhikari’ in the search bar the picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan pops up. The resolutions asks for Google CEO Sundar Pichai to be summoned and explain why this happens. Notwithstanding the fact that surely […]

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Our climate concerns

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As the world leaders and environmental experts gathered at Katowice, Poland, to discuss strategies to save the globe from catastrophic climate change, delegates and experts were shocked to know that Pakistan is not having a pavilion to properly represent its climate case to the global community. The climate change summit, organised by the United Nations […]

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251 journalists imprisoned for 3rd consecutive year: CPJ

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ISLAMABAD: For the third consecutive year at least 251 journalists are behind bars for their work, as authoritarian regimes increasingly use imprisonment to silence dissent, the Committee to Protect Journalists found. As of December 1, 2018, CPJ found 251 journalists are in jail for their work. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than […]

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Senate body suggests independent organisation for cyber crimes

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Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Muhammad Ali Thursday informed a parliamentary panel that Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organisation), Act 1996 and Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 are pending in an inter-provincial coordination committee. After approval from the committee, the bills would be submitted to the federal cabinet for further approval, he said. The Senate Committee on Delegated […]

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