Digitalization of records offshoots

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Punjab has started digitalisation of all its records, The News has learnt.

It is learnt that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is providing financial assistance to the project of digitalisation of FIA Punjab records.

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Why Kalabagh Dam is critical for Pakistan

LAHORE – The population of Pakistan will be around 230 million by 2025 and if natural resources were not utilized properly the country could face crises of food as well as water scarcity, experts said. They said that there is extensive amount of convincing data pointing to potential disaster for our beloved country.

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More than 70 killed in country-wide floods

Torrential monsoon rains and ensuing flooding of rivers and rainwater drains continued to wreak havoc across the country, washing away houses, crops and installations besides killings dozens more. At least 70 people have reportedly been killed in countrywide in rain-related disasters.

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The Upside to Divisive Power-play

While western scholars deem it necessary to permit a revolution in Pakistan, the question of whether or not we require a messiah has often boggled the intelligentsia. While nationalism and tradition hailed in Balochistan and Punjab respectively, a ghastly series of repercussions garnered results such as the killing of PTI leader Zahra Shahid Hussain in . . . → Read More: The Upside to Divisive Power-play

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Lok Virsa holds folk festival in Islamabad

The folk festival ‘Lok Mela’ organised by Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage) is now becoming the talk of the town, as more and more people are keep pouring in to witness the event with all its festivities.

Enthusiasts, who seem to have been exhausted from the hot summer days and of . . . → Read More: Lok Virsa holds folk festival in Islamabad

Minorities’ influence on upcoming elections

ISLAMABAD: Votes of religious minorities can play a key role in the coming elections in about 96 constituencies of national and provincial assemblies.

Analysts believe minorities can change the electoral scene in many of these constituencies if they choose to collectively vote for specific political parties or candidates.

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Basant – a fading art from the cultural map of the world

As leaves begin to turn green from orange marking the end of a short winter, it is a strange thought that spring in Lahore in these recent years has become distinctly different from what we remembered in our childhood.

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The boy who cried wolf

The announcement for the annulment of assemblies on March 16th was a wakeup call for political parties all across Pakistan. The clock is ticking and the time to make changes, stir up electoral issues and leave a lasting impression on voters in now here. It is thus quite remarkable how projects like the Metro . . . → Read More: The boy who cried wolf

Capture the Cold

Pakistani commuters travel during a cold and foggy morning in Islamabad on January 8, 2013. PHOTO: AFP

Foggy cold weather likely to continue over plain areas of Punjab, K-P, Larkana and Sukkur division over next 24 hours.

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