Saadia Qamar

  • TKARACHI - Harassment at workplace continues unchecked and there is no mechanism in Pakistan to counter-check it. Neither the supervisors are warned nor are they demoted for their behavioural problems towards their female co-workers. Though, bills are being passed and amended still many perpetrators ...

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  • TKARACHI - Former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and former Indian Counsel General in Karachi, Mani Shankar Aiyar delivered a lecture on 'India after Rajiv under the lecture series titled Culture, Politics and Change in South at the Mohatta Palace. Aiyar in his lecture stressed the need for ...

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  • TKARACHI - Art, whether it is in the form of acting, dancing or playing live music, is a treat for all the musical theatre lovers which was held here the other night. The members of the American Voices Foundation (AVF) and Nida Butts famed theatre company 'Made for Stage productions did brilliant ...

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  • TKARACHI - Mai Kolachi, the area that once had a significance due to its ecological impacts on the City, today is facing degradation at mass scale as the mangroves sites have lost all its potential due to fast cutting of mangrove forests. 'One Mile SquareMai Kolachi is a project by Nukta Art ...

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  • TKARACHI - A seminar on violence against women and children expresses that it has become a norm in our society to devalue human life. Those who are gravely oppressed are surely the ones who suffer the most. Madadgaar Helpline, Pakistans first helpline for women and children, organised a seminar to ...

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  • TKARACHI - KESCs problems remain unresolved and it has been asserted that there is no respite from power outages till June 2010. Where does the real problem start with? Wapda is providing 700 MW power to the KESC to ensure uninterrupted supply to the City, but it is a sad state of affairs, where ...

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  • TKARACHI - Sugar prices during the Muharram will further increase and the commodity that is earlier being sold at Rs60 per kg will soon cross Rs65 per kg by Muharram 10 as predicted by the market analysts. The worst affectees will be the women consumers. According to one Nasreen Bano, It is ...

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  • TKARACHI - The countries and regions of the world are becoming increasingly polarised in spite of their international commitments to fight poverty. The Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) 2009 was launched the other day by Social Watch, an international network of citizens organisations. According to ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has disconnected the electric supply to RLAK College of Home Economics due to non-payment of electric bills worth Rs5.4 million, KMC slaughter house due to non-payment of electric bill at Rs3,59,3649 and fire brigade station situated at Lawrence ...

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  • TKARACHI- The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), as part of its recovery campaign in December, has embarked upon an aggressive plan to disconnect power supply to 278 government offices for non-payment of their outstanding bills while 22 such electricity connections have already been ...

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  • TKARACHI - The KESC has initiated new tactics, under the garb of modernising energy resources by undergoing a strong maintenance strategy. The target areas of maintenance are the localities of PECHS Block 2 and Korangi. This shutdown usually starts at 10:00am in the morning and ends at 7:00pm in the ...

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  • TKARACHI - Health and education hold fundamental importance for every society, while it is need of hour to promote these sectors for real advancement and betterment of the country. President Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdul Majid Haji Muhammad expressed these views while addressing ...

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  • TKARACHI- IUCN has released a Red List of Threatened Species, which is assessed to be under threat so far. It includes 21 percent of all known mammals, 30 percent of all known amphibians, 12 percent of all known birds, 28 percent of reptiles, 37 percent of freshwater fishes, 70 percent of plants, 35 ...

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  • TKARACHI - Pai Forest, reserved for hunting ground in the past, today helping flourish flora and fauna. Pai Forest consists of 4,777 acres, out of the total area only 1,502 hectares (78%) are under tree cover while remaining 319 hectares and 112 hectares are either blank or on high lying areas, ...

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  • TKARACHI - A French Hunting Horns concert was held at a local hotel the other evening and it amused quite a large number of crowd. It was just for the sake of charity, as the collected amount of Rs 4.5 million has already been distributed for philanthropic activity. At the concert, as many as ...

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  • TKARACHI - World Mental Health Day was observed throughout the City at renowned mental clinics, mental hospitals and at the Psychology Department of the University of Karachi. The main theme at the PMA House was based on the topic, Mental Health in Primary Care: Enhancing Treatment and Promoting ...

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  • TKARACHI - Good health represents a crucial quality of life that Pakistanis must possess in order to build a prosperous nation. Addressing a two-day convention titled, 'Policy Seminar: Scaling up MNCH-FP Best Practices in Pakistan, Stephen Fakan, US Consul in Karachi, said in order to meet the 2015 ...

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  • TKARACHI - Anton Chekhovs brilliant masterpiece 'The Seagull was staged at Arts Council where marvellous characters showed how twist and turns of fate lead a loving couple to tragic end. The play was written in 1896 and is set in a rural Russian house, a place near the lake and some old trees. The ...

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  • TKARACHI - The case history of internally-displaced persons is not new in Pakistan; larger number of Afghan diasporas were displaced when Afghan conflict took place in the 1980s. Since then, their plight continued to worsen and many organizations, mostly those under the banner of United Nations had ...

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  • TKARACHI - Pakistans Al Khalid Tank is widely being considered one of the most competent Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) in the global arms market. The Al Khalid II is said to have a new armor that has been tested to defeat all known 120mm and 125mm rounds. This special armour is a major technological ...

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  • TKARACHI - The City faces many problems including the high environmental concern of the day, from pollution to automobiles emission to sewerage discharge and weak cases of urban plantation. Hence, the City faces some acute environmental problems that need to be categorically addressed in the same ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Consul General of Japan Akinori Wada is an elegantly smart man. His family name 'Wada means 'Promise in Urdu and with a promise he has come to the city with the hope that it is blessed with peace and tranquillity that it once talked about. Wada arrived in Karachi, along with his wife ...

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  • TKARACHI - Coastal belts of the Karachi are neglected areas, where not only pollution is rampant but negligence on the part of the government agencies is also at high level. The provincial as well as the federal government are equally responsible to neglect the affairs of coastline that stretches ...

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  • TKARACHI - The United States is planning to open four visa consular sections in Pakistan within a year while is restarting the consulate service in Karachi, which will provide 100 business visas per week from next month aiming to promote business opportunities and potential of Pakistans economy in ...

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  • TKARACHI - Dr Christian Brecht is the present Consul General of Germany based in Karachi and reflects about his first year in the city in an exclusive interview with The Nation, which he gave the other day. He shared his experiences in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the City of Karachi and his ...

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  • TKARACHI - 'Kanjoos, a play directed by Anjum Ayaz, adapted from French playwright Molieres work titled; 'The Miser was staged at the Arts Council on Friday. It is a five-act hilarious comedy. The miser is a widower, a penny-pinching man who is in love with his money more than his young children. ...

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  • TKARACHI - Coral reefs could disappear completely from the Coral Triangle region of the Pacific Ocean by the end of the century, threatening the food supply and livelihoods for about 100 million people, according to a new study from World Wildlife Fund. Averting catastrophe will depend on quick and ...

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  • TMs Carol Mitchell is the manager at The Library of Congress Field Office in Islamabad. Recently she has been in City and talked to The Nation in a question and Answer (Q&A) session, which is as followed: Q: Tell us something about yourself? A: I am Carol Mitchell; a librarian by training, now ...

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  • TKARACHI - Aurat Foundation Karachi has launched its report of second quarter on the Situation of Violence against Women (VAW) in Sindh at Karachi Press Club in a Press conference. Bringing the report on the forte, Sharmila Farooqi, the adviser to CM, said, Its a deplorable condition that has come ...

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  • TKARACHI - Countries in the Asia-Pacific region have been urged to draw long-term solutions and invest more in green technology to combat the adverse effects of climate change, reports the Asian Development Bank. The Asia Pacific region already accounts for about a third of global greenhouse ...

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