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World Environment Day: saving small islands

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World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 across the globe. Primarily the objective is to create awareness in the masses over the key environmental issues that the entire world is facing currently. The UN General Assembly declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). World Environment Day 2014 is […]

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World Human Rights Day today

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Lahore: Like other parts of the globe, World Human Rights Day-2013, marking the adoption of ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th 1948, is being observed here with a resolve to continue efforts for protection of human rights. To mark the day, different organisations will hold seminars, walks, […]

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PM’s approval sought to reopen YouTube

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ISLAMABAD: In a bid to reopen social media website YouTube soon in Pakistan, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has dispatched a summary to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, seeking necessary approval prior to his departure to United States, The Nation learnt on Saturday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is scheduled to visit New York on […]

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EU envoy urges Pakistan to stem child labour

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The EU Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark has said that to become a GSP+ beneficiary, it is crucial that Pakistan eliminates child and bonded labour especially its worst forms. Addressing a public awareness event for the European Union-funded project Combating Abusive Child Labour CACL-II here, he also stressed “Linking child labour in Pakistan with preferential trade access […]

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Pakistani journalist selected to cover UN General Assembly session

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KARACHI: A Pakistani is among four journalists selected by the Dag Hammarskjold Fund for Journalists to cover the 68th session of the UN General Assembly opening in September, it was announced on Wednesday. She is Maria Kamal, an assistant editor at The News International. The others are: Rose Wangui (Kenya), Leda Balbino (Brazil) and Guslin […]

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