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National University of Modern Languages and DBTV inked a memorandum of understanding

ISLAMABAD: National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and Digital Broadcast Television (DBTV) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote mobile journalism and provide trainings in field of media. On the occasion, Head of Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Dr. Khalid Sultan termed the MoU as a new chapter of cooperation between the two sides and said that ...

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Creating Understanding for Social Values Through News Collaboration: DW Collaborates with Local Stakeholder

ISLAMABAD: With the changing media consumption patterns globally, the storytelling techniques and platforms are changing as well. To improve the outreach and improve innovations in news media platforms, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Digital Broadcast Pvt. Limited (DBTV) and Deutsche Welle (DW) in Islamabad. The understanding is aimed create joint collaboration in terms of creating content and share ...

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National Exhibition of Dying Crafts of Pakistan concluded at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD: A 3-day National Exhibition on Dying Crafts of Pakistan concluded here at Lok Virsa complex, Shakarparian. The exhibition was organized by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) in collaboration with provincial culture departments, arts councils and small industries corporations with a sole objective to promote dying craft heritage and to encourage master artisans associated with ...

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National Action Plan against drugs addiction

By: Advocate Abdul Rasool syed  Sadly, Drugs addiction is surging at an exponential rate in our country. It has engulfed our people especially the young generation who are in the very flower of their youth. It has been observed that the students of schools, colleges and universities are more prone to drugs addiction than other members of the society.  It ...

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Billionaire fortunes grew by $2.5 billion a day last year as poorest saw their wealth fall –new Oxfam report.

ISLAMABAD: 21st January 2019 – Oxfam’s global inequality report was launched at a ceremony jointly organized by Oxfam and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), as political and business leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ‘Public Good or Private Wealth’ shows the growing gap between rich and poor is undermining the fight against poverty, damaging our economies ...

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UNHCR supporting vulnerable women to stand on their own feet

By: Humera Karim QUETTA:  It was an uphill task for a 27-year-old Afghan refugee girl to live in a traditional society having no source of income, skills and exposure – but thanks to UNHCR’s Safe from the Start programme which skilled her and empowered her, she is becoming self-reliant. Born and raised in Quetta, Fareeda Bibi’s family fled Afghanistan due ...

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Balochistan Awami Party’s Manzoor Kakar wins Senate by-election

QUETTA: The Secretary General of Balochistan Awami Party Manzoor Kakar won the Senate seat during the by-polls on Monday. According to details, Kakar secured 38 votes, while Balochistan National Party (Mengal)’s Ghulam Nabi Mari was the close second with 23 votes in the polling held at the Balochistan provincial assembly. The seat fell vacant after the death of PkMAP Senator ...

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Chief Justice to announce judgement on ‘Population Control’ case tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday issued strict directives to the federal government after expressing grave concerns on the measures being taken to control population growth in the country. Reportedly, the apex court came down hard on health secretary captain (Rtd) Zahid Saeed after resuming the case pertaining to curb population growth. The health secretary admitted ...

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Society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in health sector, says President Dr. Arif Alvi

RAWALPINDI: President Dr. Arif Alvi has directed the Ministry of Health to evolve a comprehensive policy to observe a “fitness day” every year to create awareness among the people about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Addressing a function in Rawalpindi, the president said our society is facing multiple problems due to ill planning in the health sector. He said, ...

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Interim report submitted in SC over delay in construction of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute  

ISLAMABAD: Anti-corruption department on Monday submitted an interim report in Supreme Court (SC) regarding delay in the construction of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI). The report stated that maximum funds were given to the government to construct PKLI as compared to other projects. The department has also suggested to file case against the contractor. Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan ...

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