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‘Maalik’ ban: LHC issues notice to federal govt, Censor Board for May 17

LAHORE -UNS – Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday while issuing notices to federal government and censor board has summoned written reply from them on May 17 over the petitions against ban imposed on Pakistani political-thriller film ‘Maalik’. A hearing on the petitions was conducted …

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PM launches National Health Programme for 76,000 families in Balochistan

QUETTA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday launched the state-run National Health Programme benefiting about 76,000 families in four districts of Balochistan. Underprivileged residents of Quetta, Kech, Loralai and Lasbela will benefit from the government-funded programme. Salient features of the PM’s National Health Programme Treatment …

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Azeem challenges ‘Maalik’ ban in Sindh High Court

KARACHI -UNS– Actor and film director Asher Azeem has filed a petition against ban on political-thriller film ‘Maalik’ in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday. Maalik, which had already been playing in cinemas, was declared “uncertified for the whole of Pakistan” by the ministry …

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Pakistan,China agree to expedite pace of work on development projects in Gwadar

ISLAMABAD -UNS : National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) of China and Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform of Pakistan have agreed to expedite the pace of work on development projects in Gwadar under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. This agreement was reached in a …

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“Maalik” ban unjustified,stirs debate on freedom of expression

KARACHI -UNS : A sudden ban on Urdu feature film “Maalik” by the federal government, three weeks after its nationwide release,is unjustified and  has stirred a new debate on freedom of expression on social media. “Maalik”, the film produced, penned and directed by “Dhuwan” famed …

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Anti-polio drive begins in Balochistan

BALOCHISTAN -UNS – Three-day anti-polio campaign has begun in 13 districts of Balochistan. Coordinator of Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Balochistan Dr Syed Saifur Rehman has said that atleast 14,93,000 children below the age of five years will be inoculated polio drops for which 3619 …

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India bans more than 300 combination drugs sold illegally

UNS-India has banned the manufacture and sale of more than 300 combination medicines, including two widely used cough syrups, being sold without government approval, a senior health ministry official said on Saturday. The move is aimed at curbing the misuse of such medicines in India, …

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Huge loses in Syrian war:270,000 dead, 4.7m refugees

BEIRUT (AFP) – Syria’s war has killed more than a quarter of a million people, uprooted over half the population and left much of the country in ruins since it erupted five years ago. Here are some key facts and figures on the conflict: Huge …

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Kashmir cannot be precondition for Indo-Pak talks: British FS

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD: Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Tuesday said the issue of Jammu and Kashmir should not be a pre-condition for resumption of India-Pakistan dialogue and urged both countries not to provide space to non-state actors, militants and terrorists to derail …

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Pakistan Actively Participating For Reconstruction Of Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is actively participating in the international community efforts for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan. Pakistan Government has already earmarked five hundred million dollars under Prime Minister’s Programme for the purpose. Under this grant, various development projects in health, education and infrastructure sectors …

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