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Baloch corner at Lok Virsa Islamabad represents Baloch culture

Baloch corner at Lok Virsa Islamabad represents Baloch culture

By: K.B Kashani Quetta: Baloch corner at Lok Virsa Islamabad represents not only the Baloch culture but also the traditional Balochi ‘Giddan’ and Baloch hand embroidery are for great interest for the people from different parts of Pakistan. The Balochi Boutique known as Baloch corner at Museum shows cultural heritage and life style of people in Balochistan. This shop was ...

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Karachi: Save the historical Temple at Malir

Karachi: Save the historical Temple at Malir

By: Hanif Dilmurad Karachi: Hundred of years old temple in Malir is threatened to be damaged by unknown elements. The temple known as Malir Mandar is in close proximity to Malir Session Court. In 1914, Dedhar Prag Ji constructed a Sanatorium in Malir Mandar, for the medical treatment of poor people who suffered from chronic illness in the area. In ...

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Chrismis celebrated at Lok Virsa

Chrismis celebrated at Lok Virsa

Islamabad: Maintaining its previous tradition, Lok Virsa celebrated Christmas with a great festivity and fervor here at Shakarparian. Special programs marking Christmas Day held at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology (Heritage Museum) were congregation of Christian community, Christmas cake cutting ceremony, erection of Christmas tree, distribution of sweets and gifts by Santa Claus, live folk musical performances and cultural ...

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Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Club Reps

Rush for ‘Breaking News’ putting journalists at risk: Press Club Reps

Karachi: Press clubs’ representatives from across Pakistan agreed that the rush for breaking news combined with the unprofessional attitude of editors, newsroom personnel and media houses leave journalists working in the field vulnerable and at risk. This was the consensus at the ‘National Consultative Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists,’ organized by the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) with the support ...

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Development of Balochistan through CPEC

Development of Balochistan through CPEC

By: Dr Muhammad Khan ON the eve of inauguration of Sorab-Hoshab highway, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reiterated his stance that development in Balochistan province is indeed development of Pakistan. He particularly emphasized that, “A new Pakistan is in the making. A developed Balochistan means a new Pakistan.’’ In order to connect entire Balochistan with Gwadar, this network of roads, motorways ...

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UNHCR concluded 16 days of activism against sexual gender-based violence activities in Balochistan

UNHCR concluded 16 days of activism against sexual gender-based violence activities in Balochistan

Quetta: The campaign of 16 days of activism against sexual gender based violence is scheduled to conclude today.UNHCR along with its partner has organised different activities under the theme- “Healthy Relationships at Home, in School and in Community.” The proposed activities were carried out in 10 Refugee Villages of five districts of Balochistan and Quetta urban. The focused RVs included; ...

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Lok Virsa to hold training program for children on “Traditional Handloom Work”

Lok Virsa to hold training program for children on “Traditional Handloom Work”

Islamabad: Lok Virsa is holding the training program for children on “Traditional Handloom Work” under the ongoing Craft of the Month series from 19th to 25th December 2016. The program aims at promoting traditional skills, giving knowledge to younger generation, especially children about the importance and utility of different crafts and providing opportunity to them to learn about Pakistan’s rich, ...

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Stakeholders call for the implementation of Pakistan’s Human Rights Action Plan

Stakeholders call for the implementation of Pakistan’s Human Rights Action Plan

Civil Society and key stakeholders concurred that Pakistan’s National Plan of Action on Human Rights was essential for Pakistan in fulfilling its constitutional and international commitments. These views were highlighted and expressed at DRI’s National conference, ‘Pakistan’s GSP+ Status and Universal Periodic Review 2017’ held in Islamabad on 8 December. The conference brought together over 150 influential stakeholders, including members ...

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Save Houbara Bustards

Save Houbara Bustards

By: Zeeshan Nasir The Houbara bustards which is also known as Mac Queen’s bustard or Asian bustard is commonly known all over the world especially in Pakistan, where it has already been placed in the endangered species list. In the 1970s, the Houbara bustard was, also abundant in the oil-rich Arab states but unfortunately, the bird was hunted near-extinction because ...

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There must be an impartial, fair and accessible judicial system, Says Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar

There must be an impartial, fair and accessible judicial system, Says Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar

By: Saeed Yousuf Quetta: Balochistan High Court Senior Judge Justice Syeda Tahira Safdar has said that there must be an impartial, fair and accessible judicial system, to deliver safety and security to life, religion, property, family and reputation, with respect for liberty, equality before the law, and access to justice for all. She said this by addressing in the one ...

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