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  • Fact check: Indian news outlets duped by fake Twitter account of Pakistan's health ministry

    As authorities battle against the novel coronavirus — which has so far infected 21 people in Pakistan — they also need to address the flow of fake news that is feeding national paranoia by spreading disinformation...

    An example is a fake Twitter account @MinHealthpk, which is designed to look like Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services and has become a source of headlines in the Indian media...

  • $15 million ADB loan to help urban development planning in Punjab

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help the Punjab government to design comprehensive investment and public service delivery plans in preparation for upcoming urban development projects in seven districts of the province...

    The $15 million loan for ‘Punjab Urban Development Projects’ announced by the ADB on Thursday will finance the preparation of comprehensive master plans for upstream project pipeline development, detailed...

  • 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 CHALLENGES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 2015-2030: Looking inwards: the new development paradigm

    - Pakistan’s national income per capita has doubled since 1990; with income poverty declining nearly three times since 2000- The share of Foreign Direct Investment in the economy has fluctuated in the past 30 years; in 2013 it was back at the 1990 level- If Pakistan is to meet the SDGs, there is considerable scope to improve the role of partnershipsNegotiating the path towards sustainable development is not easy for any country acting...

  • No increase in development budgets of CADD, education ministry

    ISLAMABAD: The Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training will face a significant decrease in their development budgets in the fiscal year 2015-16...

    Compared to the outgoing fiscal year, the education ministry will face over 36 per cent and CADD 42 per cent decline in the development allocations...

  • Development budget of science & technology ministry increased by 600pc: Fawad

    KARACHI: Pakistan is heading towards the manufacturing of lithium batteries for solar power with the support of Chinese companies and this would boost the country’s efforts to meet its growing energy needs...

    This was stated by Science and Technology Minister Fawad Hussain Chaudhry during the inaugural ceremony of a four-day symposium that opened at Karachi University (KU) on Monday...

  • ‘Quality education requires planning and continuity’

    “Starting from Karachi, the Spelt Conference will move on to Islamabad, Lahore and Abbottabad where it will be held simultaneously on Nov 5 and 6,” said Prof Zakia Sarwar, founder and honorary executive director of Spelt, during a press conference held at the Karachi Press Club here on Thursday...

    But quality education requires planning and continuity...

  • Planning and patience

    Pakistan’s diplomats succeeded, in closed meetings, to avert the listing...

    But this was reversed in a strong American reaction to Pakistan’s premature tweet of triumph...

  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    The Pemra notification ordered channels to abide by Clause 8 (8) of the Electronic Media (Programmes and Advertisement) Code of Conduct 2015, to...

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