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  • Population growth, illiteracy termed major causes of violence

    SWABI: Speakers at a youth convention here on Wednesday noted that increasing population and lack of education were major causes of violence in the society...

    The convention was organised by the District Awaz Forum, a local NGO, and police officials, journalists, lawyers, members of various welfare bodies, youth and workers of political parties were in attendance
  • Alvi urges African states to jointly fight poverty, illiteracy

    ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan and the African countries besides extending cooperation in trade and security to each other should also collaborate in addressing common challenges of poverty and illiteracy...

    He said Pakistan had a brilliant history of relationship with Africa in view of its participation in the peacekeeping efforts by siding with the United Nations in conflict-hit areas...

  • 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...

    So how to adjudicate between the rival claims and sharply different views of Iranian Shias, Taliban clerics, Saudi royals, Iraqi insurgents and their critics? The case of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan raises its own dilemmas...

  • 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...

    An State Bank of Pakistan team, led by deputy governor Saeed Ahmed, testifying before the Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue — headed by Salim H...

  • Modern slavery definition

    THE Global Slavery Index released by the Walk Free Foundation last month put the number of people working in slavery-like conditions in Pakistan at 2,134,900, ie over two million...

    Pakistan’s ranking at number three among 167 countries reviewed for slave labour reflects poorly on the country — nationally as well as internationally...

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

    The British colonialism, with which we are quite familiar, seems to be an enduring phenomenon in the former colonies such as Pakistan...

    Post-colonial Punjab in Pakistan is a unique case that defies logic and common sense because despite being the largest in number and politico-economically dominant, its ruling classes have not only given up its language but also have nothing less than contempt for it (Punjabi)...

  • 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

    SIXTY-ONE years ago this week, a man named Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, who worked at the foreign office at the time, was made a member of Pakistan’s delegation to the sixth congress of the United Nations...

    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... ...

  • Definition of terrorism

    EARLIER this week, a seven-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan delivered a much-anticipated judgement on the “meaning, scope and import” of the term ‘terrorism’ under the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA), 1997...

    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...

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