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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...

    The participants included a large number of women who were raising slogans and holding party flags, banners and placards against corruption, terrorism, division of Sindh, recent population...

  • 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...

    South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK), which has compiled the report on religious freedom and minority rights, organised the event...

  • Speakers want lynching case shifted to military court

    People from different walks of life attended the event and condemned the lynching of the student at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan...

    Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek convener Dr Said Alam Mehsud, Pakistan Kisan Party’s Shakeel Waheedullah Khan, Awami Workers Party leader Advocate Shahab Khattak, Advocate Amir Sultan from Mardan, Sikh Community representative Radesh Singh Tony, Dr Mian Iftikhar, Shabina Ayaz, Rakhshanda Naz and others...

  • Speakers for removal of mistrust between Kabul, Islamabad

    PESHAWAR: Speakers at a seminar here on Thursday called for removal of mistrust between Afghanistan and Pakistan and stressed the need for joint efforts to eliminate terrorism in the entire region...

    Retired justice Khalid Mehmood was chief guest on the occasion while Afghan Consul General in Peshawar Dr Abdul Waheed Poyan, members of civil society organisations, lawyers, politicians and people from different walk of life attended...

  • Speakers seek equal funds for local govts across KP

    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...

    Mr Babar was elected on Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan (AJIP) ticket in 2013 elections...

  • 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...

    The dialogue titled ‘religious freedom and minorities rights’ was arranged under the aegis of South Asia Partnership of Pakistan (SAP-PK) at a local hotel here on Wednesday...

  • 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 speakers said that Ghani Derai, a cultural complex, was built in district Charsadda in 2002 to pay a tribute to Ghani Khan but after some time the structure fell down and rebuilt twice but still it was in deplorable condition...

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