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  • 4,000 high-definition CCTV cameras to be installed across Karachi

    KARACHI: The Sindh police have decided to install 4,000 high definition 12 megapixel closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across Karachi in a major move to replace and augment the existing 2,200 cameras, which have become so obsolete that their footage provides little help in identifying suspects or even registration number of vehicles used in a crime...

  • Eluding definition

    AS everyone knows, the demand for the law minister’s resignation cloaked another unarticulated desire: that Pakistan should be an Islamic state...

    But what exactly does that mean?In post-Shah Iran, in Afghanistan during the Taliban’s Islamic Emirate, and more recently in parts of Iraq and Syria, clerics have claimed that the governments they established were not only religiously correct but also, more broadly, part of new Islamic states
  • IN MEMORIAM: TRANSCENDING THE DEFINITION OF ART

    Yet the works of Lala Rukh that I have looked at transcend this threadbare definition...

    That influence could be attributed to her experiences of the avant garde movement of the 1970s at the University of Chicago where she completed her second MFA...

  • Dar wants definition of ‘federal govt’ amended

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Thursday called for amending the definition of the government to ensure smooth running of state affairs...

    “Our hands will be tied and it will not be possible to carry out work unless the current definition is reversed,” he said while winding up the budget discussion in the Senate, which was followed by adoption of a set of recommendations formulated by the Senate’s standing committee on...

  • UN body concerned over inconsistent definition of child

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has concluded its periodic review on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Pakistan, and took a positive note of the progress made in strengthening the policy and legislative framework in the country...

    The committee concluded the review on Thursday in Geneva and raised concerns about the lack of harmonisation of the laws with the...

  • SBP says banks can’t misuse definition of ‘politically exposed person’

    ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said on Wednesday that commercial banks might be misusing the term ‘politically exposed persons’ (PEPs) to obstruct the process of providing financial services to citizens...

    Mr Ahmed assured committee members that it was not for private banks to misuse the definition of PEPs to discriminate, close down accounts or create hassles for customers...

  • Modern slavery definition

    The Walk Free Foundation uses a broader definition to identify people trapped in slavery-like conditions — people working in exploitative conditions, women lured with the promise of better jobs and then trapped in prostitution, migrant workers allowed only restricted movement, those in forced labour and debt bondage and children facing exploitation...

    Though instruments, such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions...

  • Punjab Notes: An English medium school’s definition of foul language

    An English medium school in Sahiwal, run and owned by an apparently educated politician’s family, provides us with a new mind-blowing description of what constitutes foul language that unmistakably shows us why our education system is in an abysmal state despite all the tall claims of businessmen-turned-educators...

    The school’s circular, dated 22-08-2016, addressed to the parents of its students which surfaced recently on social media...
  • Facebook definition of terrorism helps states mute dissent: UN

    GENEVA: A UN human rights expert urged Face­book on Monday to narrow its “sweeping” definition of terrorism to stop governm­e­nts arbitrarily blocking legi­timate opposition groups and dissenting voices...

    “The use of such a sweeping definition is particularly worrying in light of a number of governments seeking to stigmatise diverse forms of dissent and opposition [whether peaceful or violent] as terrorism,” wrote N Aolin, UN special...

  • Minister proposes improving definition of judges’ misconduct

    KARACHI: Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem said on Saturday the issue of incompetence on the part of judges, if any, could be dealt with by enlarging the definition of misconduct as given in Article 209 of the Constitution...

    Speaking at a ceremony at which newly elected office-bearers of the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) were sworn in, the minister said if there were some incompetent judges in the high courts or...

  • The definition of aggression

    Speaking, just as Pakistani delegates do now, to the bevy of First World nations that dominated the power politics of international cooperation, Bhutto argued that there should, in fact, not be any definition of ‘aggression’ at all...

    The very existence of a definition, in his view, would hand would-be dictators of the world a basis for distortion and manipulation, a way to strong-arm small nations into doing what the interests of...

  • Definition of terrorism

    As the Supreme Court noted, the definition of terrorism in the ATA has been the subject of much debate since the law was first enacted...

    In its judgement, the Supreme Court gave an overview of the jurisprudence on the definition of terrorism to show two predominant approaches taken by courts in determining the ambit of the law:One interpretation considered the “nature” or “effect” of the act, finding that if the “nature of the...

  • Who is indigenous? Millions may be denied land in India's Assam over definition

    Millions of migrants and tribal people in India's northeastern Assam state could be denied land because of a new definition of the term “indigenous”, land and human rights experts said...

    Any definition would run counter to India's classification of indigenous people, which is applied to its 104 million tribal population — also known as Adivasis or “original inhabitants” — who make up nearly 10 per cent of the country's 1...

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