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Harappan Connections: Exhibition embodies artefacts from Indus

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ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of ancient artefacts, contemporary potteries, digital art, photographs and interpretive artworks titled ‘Harappan Connections’ opened at the Alliance Francaise on Friday. It was organised by the French cultural centre and was actually an excerpt from a larger exhibition titled ‘Rediscovering Harappa’ at the Lahore Museum. It displays a lot of digital art […]

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HRCP calls for recognising human rights champions

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Lahore – The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed alarm and dismay over Pakistan voting last week against a United Nations General Assembly resolution that called for recognising the role of human rights defenders (HRDs) and the need for their protection. In a statement issued yesterday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes the passing […]

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Climate change: without a vision

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As the world prepares for the largest climate summit of its kind, the secretary general of the United Nations has stepped forward with a strong appeal for world leaders to “look beyond national horizons and to put the common interest first”. Unfortunately, his own language describing that common interest was shrouded in ambiguity, revealing the […]

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Whistle Blowing Act imperative for Pakistan: NAB chairman

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ISLAMABAD – Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry chaired a meeting to review the current status of Whistle Blower Protection ACT at NAB Headquarters. While chairing the meeting, the chairman NAB said that one of the major issues of developing countries is corruption with its manifestations as bribery, nepotism, embezzlement and misuse of authority, leading to […]

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UN rights chief urges return to moratorium as executions resume in Pakistan

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The top United Nations official on human rights issues voiced “deep regret” today over the resumption of executions in Pakistan and Jordan at a time when the international community is increasingly turning away from the use of the death penalty. In a news release, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, condemned […]

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Afghan Taliban target women

By: Golnar Motevalli THE number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has decreased for the first time in six years, said the UN, but targeted killings by insurgents — particularly of women, girls and government employees — increased dramatically. In its annual report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, the UN recorded 2,754 Afghan […]

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United Nation campaign cites Malala as inspiration

DAVOS: The bravery of Malala Yousufzai has inspired children around the world to fight for a better education, key figures in a UN campaign said on Friday. Hosting a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN special education envoy and former British prime minister Gordon Brown paid tribute to 15-year-old Malala, who was […]

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UNITED NATIONS condemns ‘escalating’ violence in Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Sunday he was “appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan,” after 19 Shia pilgrims died in a car bomb and 21 kidnapped soldiers were killed. Ban “condemns in particular the continued violent targeting of religious minorities,” according to a statement from his spokesman, Martin Nesirky. He […]

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United Nation condemns attacks on polio field workers

Islamabad: The United Nations family in Pakistan has condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the attacks on polio vaccinators this week. “These are not just attacks on highly devoted health workers and volunteers, but on the health of Pakistan’s children. The provision of basic health services, including vaccination, is a fundamental human right and to […]

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