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ECP issues notification of successful members’ notifications on reserved seats

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan has issued notifications of successful members of National and Provincial Assemblies on reserved seats for women and minorities. The notification has been issued for 60 women and 10 minority members of National Assembly. The notifications have also been issued for 66 women and 8 minority members in Punjab, 29 women and 9 minority members in ...

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Quetta: 25 killed, several injured in suspected suicide attack outside a polling station

QUETTA: a least  25 people were killed and 30 injured in a suspected suicide attack outside a polling station in eastern outskirts of Quetta of Quetta, police and local media reported Wednesday. A suspected suicide bomber, acting alone, tried to enter a polling station on the eastern outskirts of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, but blew himself up when he ...

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Mastung: Siraj Raisani, BAP candidate among 128 others killed and over 200 injured in a blast

MASTUNG: Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, BAP (Balochistan Awami Party) candidate along with 128 others have been killed, and over 200 others injured in a suicide blast in Dareengarh area of Mastung during party’s election rally. Siraj Raisani was severely injured in the blast and succumbed to wounds before he was shifted to the hospital in Quetta. After the blast, an emergency ...

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Mishal Pakistan Shares research findings on “Portrayal of Police Services in the Electronic Media”

ISLAMABAD: Mishal Pakistan shared the research findings on “Portrayal of Police Services in the Electronic Media” held at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) today. The workshop was attended by representatives of the leading civil society organizations. The initiative was organized by Mishal Pakistan in collaboration with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Prof. Zafar Iqbal, the research ...

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Children Summer Camp in Traditional Skills to be held in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, Government of Pakistan has announced to hold a “Children Summer Camp in Traditional Skills” including truck art, papier mache and pottery making from Tuesday, 3rd July to Tuesday, 31st July 2018 at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad. ...

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Lok Virsa to hold “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy”

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, government of Pakistan will hold an “Exhibition of Traditional Calligraphy” by calligraphist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal from 8th to 14th June, 2018 at Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian marking the holy month of Ramadan. The exhibition will comprise of fifty calligraphic artifacts/paintings on Islamic arts ...

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Oxfam Launches Campaign to Beat Plastic Pollution in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Oxfam in Pakistan and its partner Indus Consortium launched a campaign to tackle plastic pollution in Pakistan. Beat Plastic Pollution – the theme for the campaign around World Environment Day 2018, is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The launch ceremony was held ...

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Sindh’s First Youth Policy Launched

KARACHI: Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy on Friday. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) and Civil Society Support Programme (CSSP) and a number of ...

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88% Pakistani journalists self censor in professional and 79% in personal settings; new research study reveals

ISLAMABAD: As many as 88% of Pakistani journalists, who participated in a new research on self-censorship, were most likely to hold back information related to religious and security matters in their reporting and personal conversations. The journalists also considered the policies of their own news organizatons as a major reason for their professional self-censorship. The findings are part of a ...

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Political leaders, journalists adopt ‘Islamabad Declaration’ reaffirming their commitment to free media

ISLAMABAD: In a roundtable hosted by Media Matters for Democracy (MMfD), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) and the National Press Club (NPC), participants adopted a resolution reaffirming their resolve to uphold the freedom of media and expression in Pakistan and ensure the safety of Pakistani journalists. The roundtable discussion was held on Wednesday at the National Press Club to ...

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