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Inquiry report into attack on Hamid Mir leaked

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The inquiry report of a judicial commission, that investigated 2014 gun attack on senior journalist and anchorperson Hamid Mir in Karachi was released on Sunday. “We find that there was complete failure on the part of all the law enforcing agencies in the performance of their duty to properly investigate the

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Zong partners with KP Govt to support ‘Sehat Sahulat Program’

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Zong, Pakistan’s No.1 4G Network, has partnered with the health department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to support its ‘Sehat Sahulat Program,’ an extensive health insurance scheme. An MoU signing ceremony was held in Peshawar in this regard, graced by the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Parvaiz Khattak. Zong’s senior officials were led

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Pizza Hut becomes Pakistan’s biggest restaurant chain

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Pizza Hut is now Pakistan’s biggest restaurant chain that has successfully made its place all over the country and in the hearts of its people. Having seventy two stores in twenty four cities, Pizza Hut endures to deliver the best food experience to its customers throughout Pakistan and provide them a

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More cooperation between EU, Pakistani universities through Erasmus

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Erasmus+, the higher education programme of the European Union, is currently open for applications. The programme funds cooperation projects between Pakistani and European universities and offers scholarships to students and staff to study in Europe. The deadlines for students for full degree masters are in December and January. For universities to

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Rights of transgender people voiced by UN, Canada HC

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – Transgender activists, government representatives, community representatives, diplomats and UN experts gathered on Thursday at the UN Information Centre to discuss the educational, economic and health issues facing the transgender community in Pakistan. The event was jointly organized by the High Commission of Canada and UN Information Centre and was followed by

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Peshawar’s Rafia first Pakistani, Asian woman to become BDU member

PESHAWAR (Sarzameen News) – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Rafia Qaseem Baig has become the first Pakistani and Asian woman to become a member of the Bomb Disposal Unit (BDU) . 29-year-old Rafia joined police force seven years ago and will now be working in BDU after completing her 15-day training. Along with 31 other male members, she

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Enhancing legal protection to end violence against women in Sindh

KARACHI (Sarzameen News) – Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights deeply rooted in gender inequality and gender-based discrimination. Violence not only has negative consequences for those who suffer it, but also their families, the community and society at large. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. It can

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Heart of Asia issues Amritsar declaration

AMRITSAR (Sarzameen News) – Following is the text of the Amritsar Declaration issued on Sunday at the conclusion of a two-day Heart of Asia conference in the Indian city of Amritsar. “We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and high-level representatives of the participating and supporting countries, joined by high level representatives of the international and

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Sindh Assembly restricts underage conversion of religion

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Provincial Assembly of Sindh has passed three bills including the legislation to protect minority rights by imposing restrictions on underage conversion of the religion and adopted nine resolutions on various subjects amid low attendance of lawmakers during its 28th session. The demand for implementation on laws passed by the assembly

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Blasphemy law takes new turn with old Senate Committee’s report

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – The Senate Human Rights Committee on Friday decided to carry forward conversation on Blasphemy law in the light of a 1991 Senate report making critical recommendations but which unfortunately was confined to the archives for unknown reasons and remained untraceable for a long time. The decision was taken after Senator Farhatullah

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