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KP govt to establish IT park on UoP premises

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PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) would establish a state-of-the-art Information Technology (IT) park on the premises of University of Peshawar with the aim to provide ample opportunities of international standard IT education and training to the students under one roof. It was decided in principle at a meeting held at the University of […]

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Pakistani trauma centre to give psychotherapy to journalists

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PESHAWAR: Reporting on violence and conflict in the restive Mohmand Agency left a lasting impact on Mureeb Khan. “Continuous witnessing of the mutilated bodies of bombing victims, the destruction caused by catastrophic explosions, armed clashes between local peace committee members and the Taliban and death threats from militants to newsmen working in the region severely […]

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Coverage of terrorism acts can give journalists mental stress

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PESHAWAR: The journalists, who cover acts of terrorism, can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, say experts. Addressing the launching ceremony of Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists here on Monday, Irum Irshad, the chairperson of psychology department, University of Peshawar, said that it was revealed during a recent orientation session that journalists of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa […]

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Journalists covering terror incidents in KP to undergo psychotherapy

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PESHAWAR: Journalists and academia have agreed to jointly identify the traumatic conditions of media persons working in the war zones and work out the modalities to address these issues in the Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists (CTCJ), to be inaugurated at the University of Peshawar shortly. The Peshawar Press Club (PPC) and Khyber Union […]

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Trauma centre for journalists

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PESHAWAR: The University of Peshawar (UoP) in collaboration with Deutshe Welle Academy, Germany, will set up a psychological trauma centre at the UoP’s Department of Psychology for journalists reporting from hard areas. According to the UoP press release on Thursday, the trauma centre would provide psychotherapy to journalists working in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally […]

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KP still unwilling to allow launch of Malala’s book

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PESHAWAR: The Taliban militants’ fear continues to hinder the launch of girls education campaigner Malala Yousafzai’s book in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government had stopped the launch of ‘I am Malala’ in Peshawar two and half months ago in the wake of the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s threat of attacks against bookshops selling the book. “We’d reached […]

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Three-day book fair begins

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PESHAWAR: A three-day book fair began at the Sheikh Mohammad Taimur Academic Block of the University of Peshawar on Tuesday, where around 55 per cent discount is being offered on all the books. Vice Chancellor Professor Mohammad Rasul Jan inaugurated the book fair. Books ranging from literature, social sciences to natural sciences are on offer […]

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Politicking over pages of child activist’s memoir

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By: Hidayat Khan PESHAWAR: At 10am on Tuesday morning, Imran Khan tweeted that he was at a loss to understand why Malala’s Peshawar book launch was stopped. He said his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) believed in freedom of speech and debate, not censorship of ideas. It was supposed to be a big day for […]

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Malala interrupted and the Khan surprised

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Malala interrupted and the Khan surprised Mohammed Tahseen, whom I fondly call Paa Taseen, is known to me since childhood despite us never having lived in the same city. Fundamentally, that is because of a shared political heritage between our families. He is a seasoned community development practitioner, peace campaigner and human rights activist. He […]

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Book launch thwarted

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IT is never advisable for governments to get into the business of banning books. And if the literature in question is written to counter the extremist narrative that is beginning to dominate, as Malala Yousafzai’s I am Malala attempts to do, then official obstructions to prevent the launch of such material can only be termed […]

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Malala’s book launch issue triggers heated debate

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PESHAWAR: Though the decision of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to stop the launch of Malala Yousafzai’s book shocked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, yet a minister defended the move. After scathing criticism against PTI-led provincial government in the press and social media, Imran Khan had to intervene to do damage control. “I am at […]

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‘Pakistan develops search engine for free online courses’

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KARACHI: Pakistan will become the first country to offer top-quality education on an integrated online platform that will include free online courses from hundreds of top universities around the world, claimed Dr Prof Atta-ur-Rahman, the former chairman of the Higher Education Commission, at the Second National Conference on Space Science on Monday. Speaking to Dawn […]

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Symposium on ‘Emerging Technologies in IT’ held

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The Department of Computer Sciences University of Peshawar in a joint collaboration with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board and Higher Education Commission organised a symposium on “Emerging Technologies in Information Technology” at its Bara Gali Summer Camp on Wednesday. More than 150 researchers, professionals from various universities and companies of Pakistan and China participated in […]

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Agreement signed to set up IT Park at UoP

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The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board and University of Peshawar on Thursday signed an agreement to establish Information Technology Park in the university campus. The University of Peshawar (UoP) has put a proposal before the KP IT Board, which was accepted. The IT Park aimed at to open a new era for youth in the […]

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