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Intensified conditions of Myanmar calls for the need of International Interference

By: Maemuna Sadaf Massive killings of innocent Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are continued even after the protest and letter written to International community. The Rohingya Muslims are 4% minority community living in western region of Myanmar, Rakhine state. The Rohingya ancestors migrated from Bangladesh centuries ago and settled in Rakhine. In 1984, the citizenship of…

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Award-winning authors criticize Israeli occupation

JERUSALEM: By using famous authors, including the winners of three Pulitzers and a Nobel, they were aiming to “sort of trick” people “into paying attention to the occupation by baiting the trap, in a way, with the work of a really amazing writer”. Proceeds from the book will go to Breaking the Silence, an NGO…

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Mystery of Kohat girl murder still unresolved

KOHAT: Mystery surrounding the murder of Hina Shahnawaz could not be untangled as her cousin said he is not involved in the killing. Hina, the most educated girl of Kohat village of Astarzai village was killed with six gunshots she received at her heart, according to social media reports. Police said raids are being launched…

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Removing the Margins: An inclusive approach to Schooling in Pakistan

By: Faizan Afzal Despite prolonged and concentrated efforts, Pakistan’s literacy rate lacks behind the global average. Illiteracy is lethal for the development of any country. It is one of the major issues Pakistan is facing since inception. Pakistan has a literacy rate of 58 percent, which has improved from 35 percent in 1990-91, but still…

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NGO banned from operating in Layyah

LAHORE: South Asia Partnership Pakistan, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) has been stopped from operating in Layyah district of Punjab due to its ‘anti-state agenda’. “It has been informed by the Ministry of Interior, Islamabad that reportedly South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK) has been observed working in south Punjab pursuing anti-state agenda alleging armed forces/LEAs for…

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Candid and inspiring chat with Shehzad Roy

In a recent chat with SamaaTV Shehzad Roy condemned the killing of innocent Kashmiris. He expressed serious concern over the current Kashmir situation. Shehzad plans to launch more projects, relating to education, whereas he also shared further plans for his NGO Zindagi Trust. Watch what else he has has to say in Sarah Raza Ansari’s…

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NGO shuts down after funding suspended

KARACHI: Education Fund for Sindh, a nonprofit organisation helping private schools educate children in low-income neighborhoods across the province, shut down its operations on Wednesday.  According to reports, the nonprofit was receiving funds from a UK-based organisation. However, upon an audit, it was discovered the fund was being embezzled. The funding was then suspended, causing EFS…

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19 INGOs allowed to work in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A meeting chaired by the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday decided to accord approval, in principle, to 19 INGOs allowing them to work in Pakistan in their respective fields. The process of granting them formal approval will be completed within one week by the INGO Committee. The meeting was attended among other…

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Rickshaws begin girl rights campaign

A social work organization jumpstarted an awareness campaign for girl rights by the means of rickshaws. Watch Samra Afzal’s report about the social work drive against domestic torture.

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Medical charity sues “Phantom” filmmakers

NEW DELHI: International charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is taking legal action against the producers of a new Bollywood film, saying its misrepresentation of the medical group could put its aid workers deployed in conflict zones at risk. Action-thriller “Phantom” was released on Friday and features British-Indian actress Katrina Kaif playing a role she has…

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SECP initiates action against 23 international NGOs

ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has initiated action against 23 international NGOs (NGOs) to strike their names off the register of companies. A statement issued by SECP here Friday said the action was taken in line with the National Action Plan to scrutinize working and accounts of local and foreign NGOs. The…

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Dogs, monkeys tainting India PM's cleanliness drive: NGO

NEW DELHI: An Indian charity petitioned the High Court Wednesday for packing off stray dogs and monkeys to a remote corner of the country, saying they were undermining premier Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign. The Society for Public Cause, a New Delhi-based non-profit group, said the animals must either be exported or sent to Nagaland, a…

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'Save the Children' Islamabad offices only sealed, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Muhammad Ishaq Dar Monday told the Senate that the offices of 'Save the Children' in Islamabad had only been sealed whle the international non-governmental organisation (INGO) was working in other areas of the country as per routine. The INGO's offices were still sealed in the Federal Capital, he added. Dar said that…

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US warns Pakistan over NGO expulsion

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday warned Pakistan it was only hurting itself after Save the Children was expelled for “working against the country,” with Islamabad threatening to throw out more foreign aid groups. Pakistan has toughened its policies towards international aid groups in recent years, accusing them of being covers for spying operations, and…

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Director T2F gunned down in Karachi

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen shot and killed Sabeen Mahmud, the Director of The Second Floor (T2F), in Karachi on Friday evening, police said. The gun attack took place in Defence Phase 2 area of the city. According to police, Sabeen Mahmud was attacked on her way to home while her mother was also wounded. She was…

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Watch report on Islamabad collective weddings

An NGO arranged collective weddings for at least 30 couples hailing from suburban areas abutting Islamabad and Murree.

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Maulana Fazl dubs KP govt as provincial NGO

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday described the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government as a provincial non-government organization (NGO).“I know the agenda of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, which is a provincial NGO,” Rehman told reporters after attending a seminar in the federal capital. Peace talks began with Taliban right after an all-party…

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German NGO’s Pakistani chief goes missing in Quetta

Staff Report QUETTA: A Pakistani affiliated with a German NGO went missing here on Friday, SAMAA reports. Noor Muhammad, who is working as Program Director for Germany-based charity Partner Aid International, left his home for office, as usual, this morning but he did not reach his destination. The car he was traveling in was found…

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1,204 children abused during first half of 2013 in country: NGO report

Staff ReportLAHORE: Total 1,204 children were abused during first half of year 2013 in the country, said a None Government Organization (NGO) in its latest report today, SAMAA reports.The NGO, SAHIL, has issued its latest report on incidents of children abuse in Pakistan at Lahore Press Club this day.Officials of the SAHIL shed light on…

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Egypt decides to dissolve Brotherhood NGO

CAIRO: Egypt's army-backed government has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organization, a state-run newspaper reported on Friday, pressing a crackdown on deposed President Mohamed Mursi's movement.The decision applies to the NGO registered by the Brotherhood in March in response to a lawsuit that argued the group had no legal status.It…

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Egypt sentences 43, including Americans, in NGO case

CAIRO: An Egyptian court gave jail terms to 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs on Tuesday in a case against democracy promotion groups that plunged U.S.-Egyptian ties into their worst crisis in decades. Judge Makram Awad gave five-year sentences in absentia to at least 15 U.S. citizens who left Egypt last year. He sentenced…

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