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Pakistan Blocked 25 Million Unverified Sims

Bahram Sayad Islamabad – Over 25 million unverified Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) have been blocked by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) when the three month deadline for biometric verification of SIMs ended on Sunday. This announcement was made by Chairman of PTA Dr. Ismail Shah on Monday. The five telecom operators of Pakistan, Mobilink, Ufone, Telenor, Warid and Zong launched biometric ...

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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: The Forgotten Villain Of Balochistan

Adnan Aamir The year was 1972. The wounds of Pakistan’s breakup were fresh. For the first time in the history of the country, power was being transferred to provinces after direct elections. It was a new beginning for Pakistan. The government of National Awami Party (NAP) was in power in Balochistan. After 25 years of struggle, finally the people of ...

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Letter: Minorities insecure in Pakistan

Meer Khan Since inception of Pakistan, Minorities have been treated as inferior citizens. Few days ago, Police arrested Hindu students who were celebrating their religious festival in Jam Shoro, Sindh. After reading that news, several question popped up in my mind that why they were arrested? What was their crime or whether a new amendment has been made in constitution ...

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Child Rights: 25 Years Of Progress And Challenges

Agha Mohsin Ali Pakistan has made significant progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the past two decades. To understand what has been achieved and the remaining and emerging challenges, let us walk through the CRC’s history in Pakistan. The UNCRC was ratified by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 12 December, 1990. At ...

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Baloch Student Awarded Gold Medal In UET Lahore

Quetta – Shayhaq Baloch, a student of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has been awarded Gold medal in Civil Engineering department, on Tuesday. Shayhaq Baloch was enrolled in 2010 batch of Civil Engineering in UET Lahore which is the one of oldest engineering universities in the country. Gold Medalist student was born in Kalatuk area of Kech district ...

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Media And Information Literacy Empowers People And Society

Mir Behram Baloch Islamabad – AGAHI in collaboration with UNESCO Pakistan organized a town-hall dialogue on ‘Media and Information Literacy and Education Journalism in Pakistan’ today at the Islamabad, Marriott Hotel. Ms. Puruesh Chaudhry, Founder & President AGAHI, encouraged the stakeholders to review policy gaps and devise sustainable interventions that improve the quality of lives and empowers society to move ...

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Suppression Of Dissent: WordPress.Com Banned In Pakistan

Quetta – In a highly questionable move, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned WordPress.com in Pakistan, on Sunday. WordPress.com is the largest blog hosting website in the world with millions of users. It’s the most common platform used by Pakistani bloggers. PTA was granted with the powers to manage internet content by Prime Minister few days back. The first major ...

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Post 2015 Development Agenda And Child Rights

Agha Mohsin Ali The complexity and interconnectedness of today’s globalised world have rendered development challenges increasingly interlinked and global in nature. Prosperity cannot be sustained without finding integrated and common solutions and without the contribution of all countries in a spirit of solidarity and shared responsibility. The post-2015 agenda has framed sustainable development as a universal project. On one hand, ...

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Rampant Rapes Across Pakistan

Bahram Sayad In the last five years, Pakistan has witnessed a rise in rape crimes. The cases of rape are increasing day by day and no part of the county is safe from rapists. However, Punjab is believed to be the worst effected province since most of the rape cases are registered in Punjab. Minor children are not only raped ...

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Lyari: Who will be the godfather? – Part 4

Author: Razzak Sarbazi Translator: Ahmed Muneeb For Part-1 of this article click here For Part-2 of this article click here For Part-3 of this article click here Fatah Muhammad gets killed on a land feud by the hands of Hafiz Pirzada’s acquaintance-Salman Brohi’s son Ghaffor in the Dalmiya area. In those days Rehman starts to spend more time at the ...

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