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Health plan to be implemented in phases, says PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for effective execution and monitoring of the PM’s National Health Programme being launched next month to provide free treatment to the poor. Presiding over a meeting held here on Thursday to finalise the arrangements for the programme, he said it should be implemented in phases to filter out […]

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Demands pouring in for justice on Sabeen’s murder

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ISLAMABAD: Outrage against the murder of director of The Second Floor (T2F), Sabeen Mahmud, shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi on Friday, continues with Sunday seeing more world capitals demanding from the government that the perpetrators should be swiftly brought to justice and citizens guaranteed their constitutional right to freedom of expression. Canadian High […]

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Dawn Marketing Director killed in Karachi

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KARACHI: Mr Masood Hamid, Director Marketing, Pakistan Herald Publications Private Limited (PHPL), was found murdered in his car in Defence Housing Authority’s phase-8 on Friday night, The Dawn Media Group said in a statement. Mr. Hamid was killed by a single shot, and apparently died on the spot. The unknown gunmen also left the weapon […]

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Pakistan pledges to promote and protect women’s rights

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ISLAMABAD: Like other countries of the world, Pakistan observed International Women’s Day 2015 on Sunday to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women, with a commitment to promote and protect their rights. The day was celebrated with the theme ‘Make It Happen’. This year, several government departments arranged a variety of programmes for […]

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PTA may be empowered to undertake Internet content management

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ISLAMNABAD: As part of the National Action Plan (NAP) to root out terrorism Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is considering an official summary to grant powers to PTA to block blasphemous and hate material on the social media and Internet, The News has learnt. Ministry of information technology (MoIT) has forwarded a summary to PM for […]

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Ex-PM broke all rules for massive recruitments in Pemra

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ISLAMABAD: FIA investigations show former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani as one of the major culprits involved in the country’s biggest recruitment fraud in which hundreds of children of the powerful and the mighty were illegally appointed in the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) at lucrative salaries. The scandal was unearthed by The News. […]

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Who is taking on journalists?

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ISLAMABAD: With Karachi often described as a mafia city, it is increasingly becoming hostile towards journalists who are being forced into silence and compelled to flee the city. Infact, two journalists have had to leave their hometown within the last month. Although writing a report about parties harbouring militant wings is not possible for a […]

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Web of estrangement

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By: A.G. NOORANI PRIME MINISTER Nawaz Sharif’s recent discussion with Subhash Chandra, the CEO of Zee TV, an Indian TV network, is noteworthy because what he said reflected the generally sad state of communications between the peoples of the two countries. Mr Sharif said that the regulatory regimes in India and Pakistan need to be […]

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Media team paying for PM’s China trip

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By: Umar Cheema ISLAMABAD: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif leaves for China on Wednesday in a 12-seater jet, the media persons who will cover his visit are going to travel by commercial flights and pay for their trips for the first time. There are six journalists from private media going to China, a trip that […]

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