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  • Speakers of both Sindhi and Urdu suffer at PPP govt’s hands: Palijo

    KARACHI: Qaumi Awami Tehreek (QAT) chief Ayaz Latif Palijo has said there is no reason that Urdu- and Sindhi-speaking people of the province clash with each other as both are suffering “atrocities at the hands of the incompetent” Sindh government...

    He was speaking to the participants in the ‘Love Sindh’ rally which after marching from the Quaid’s mausoleum converged into a public meeting near the Naz Plaza on M
  • Speakers highlight pros and cons of social media

    LAHORE: Speakers at a seminar said social media trolls are busy discrediting and putting women down, and acknowledged vulnerability of all others owing to lack of online protection...

    “Truth filters should be placed on social media,” suggested columnist and author Aisha Sarwari while speaking in a session on ‘The Role of Social Media’ at Asma Jahangir Conference
  • Speakers lament poor health indicators in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Bangladesh has better health indicators than Pakistan and now Afghanistan’s health sector is also improving at a better rate than Pakistan...

    On Wednesday, speakers at a meeting quoted examples from Afghanistan to encourage Pakistan’s health departments to follow similar policies for bringing improvements in health indicators
  • Speakers call for compiling textbooks free of hate material

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at the launch of a study report have asked the government to expurgate hate stuff from the textbooks and compile lessons to create harmony and brotherhood among followers of different religions to overcome polarisation in the society...

    The ‘study report on ethics book’ was launched at a ceremony held at a local hotel here on Friday
  • Speakers call for cooperation among universities of Saarc countries

    ISLAMABAD: The chairman of India’s university grant commission, Professor Ved Parkash, said on Monday that South Asian countries are faced with several common challenges, which can be better addressed through joint efforts...

    He was talking to Dawn on the sidelines of the 10th Meeting of the Heads of University Grant Commissions (UGC)/Higher Education Commissions of the Saarc region
  • Speakers want lynching case shifted to military court

    PESHAWAR: The participants of a dialogue have said that Mashal Khan’s murder case should be sent to a military court to award exemplary punishment to the culprits...

    The dialogues titled, “How can we get justice for Mashal Khan” was organised by Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek at Peshawar Press Club on Tuesday
  • India's Sanskrit speakers seek to revive 'dead' language

    NEW DELHI: In a tiny flat in a rundown alley in New Delhi, Rakesh Kumar Misra is working against the odds to bring India's ancient Sanskrit language to the country's millions...

    The 4,000-year-old classical language was traditionally used by Brahmin intellectuals and Hindu priests
  • Speakers seek equal funds for local govts across KP

    SWABI: The local leaders of different political parties said here on Thursday that provincial government would not be allowed to meddle in the affairs of district government...

    Addressing a convention of the elected district and tehsil councillors, organised by Swabi Democratic Alliance (SDA), they demanded of the provincial government to allocate equal funds to all district governments
  • Speakers euologise war heroes

    LAHORE: City witnessed on Sunday a number of flag-hoisting ceremonies, events and seminars to mark the Defence Day with great national zeal and zest by paying homage to martyrs during the 1965 war between Pakistan and India...

    MIANI SAHIB GRAVEYARD: A major ceremony was held at Miani Sahib, where Pakistan army troops presented guard of honour at the mausoleum of Maj Shabbir Sharif Shaheed
  • Speakers call for protection of minorities’ rights

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a dialogue have urged the government to make effective legislation for ensuring solution to the problems of minorities relating to marriage, divorce, inheritance and other rights...

    They also called for expediting work on ‘the minorities property protection bill’ to remove a sense of deprivation among them
  • Speakers laud ‘visionary rulers’ of former Swat state

    MINGORA: Speakers at a function here on Sunday paid glowing tribute to the late rulers of former princely state Swat, saying Swat was one of the developed and peaceful states as it was ruled by visionary people before 1969...

    People from different walks of life belonging to Swat, Shangla and Buner districts assembled at the historical Wadudia Hall in Saidu Sharif to pay tribute to the late rulers of the former princely state
  • Speakers seek reconstruction of Ghani Khan complex

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a function demanded of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to reconstruct Ghani Khan cultural complex in district Charsadda...

    The function was organised by Pohantoon Adabi Stori, a literary organisation, at Khan-i-Farhang Iran here on Tuesday to mark 20th death anniversary of renowned Pashto poet Ghani Khan
  • MQM dissident Kaimkhani calls on Sindhis, Urdu-speakers to unite

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) dissident Anis Kaimkhani on Friday called for an end to differences between Urdu-speakers and Sindhis, and emphasised on unity in the province...

    At a press conference alongside Raza Haroon, he said the 'new party' announced earlier this month by former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal was not just for Urdu-speaking people
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