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  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Pakistan’s humanitarian assistance reaches Afghanistan

    ISLAMABAD: A C-130 aircraft carrying humanitarian assistance for the people of Afghanistan reached Kabul on Friday...

    The consignment, mainly containing wheat flour, was handed over to Deputy Minister and Deputy Chairman of Afghan National Disaster Management Authority Muhammad Aslam Sayas by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Syed Abrar Hussain...

  • Pakistan opens Chaman border crossing on 'humanitarian grounds' after 22 days

    Pakistan opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on "humanitarian grounds" Saturday, 22 days after it was closed in the wake of an Afghan attack on Pakistani forces that left 12 people dead...

    The border crossing was opened "on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities", said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

  • Pakistan, India exchange humanitarian proposals

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Wednesday approved on humanitarian grounds an Indian proposal to exchange prisoners, including women — mentally challenged or with special needs and those above 70 years of age...

    Besides, the foreign minister has proposed exchange of prisoners above 60 years of age and exchange of child inmates below 18 years of age and expressed the hope that India would positively reciprocate Pakistan’s...

  • Syrian war: humanitarian dilemma

    SYRIA now needs $8bn in humanitarian aid...

    The question is: “Why is the international community failing to come up with the money needed? The need for funds has far outstripped the money raised...

  • $25m humanitarian response facility inaugurated at Jamshoro

    HYDERABAD: A $25 million Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) funded by foreign donors was handed over to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Jamshoro off Superhighway on Wednesday...

    WFP country director Lola Castro observed that the new facility was part of the WFP logistics network in Pakistan...

  • 13-year-old Swat girl wins Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award

    KENTUCKY: Another young girl from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swat district – home of child activist Malala Yousufzai – has earned international recognition by being awarded the third Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for dedicating her life to ending the practice of child marriages in Pakistan...

    “The award reaffirms my conviction that with truth, courage and determination as our weapons, my country, Pakistan will be liberated from every...

  • Aid shipment blocked as Rohingya humanitarian crisis deepens

    Tens of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas, who are widely reviled in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar, are feared to be trapped in hard-hit areas of Rakhine state, while humanitarian agencies in neighbouring Bangladesh are strained by the massive refugee influx...

    The UN has called for unhindered access to Rakhine state, which has been mostly closed to media and humanitarian groups...

  • How ‘humanitarian technology’ can help deal with Rohingya crisis

    SINCE Aug 25, 2017, the world has experienced one of the most brutal and fastest-growing humanitarian crises that led to the “textbook example of ethnic cleansing” involving the Rohingya community in Myanmar...

    These digital technologies have revealed the gravity of the situation, mobilised popular opinion and played a crucial role to make the international community and governments listen and respond...

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