Sobia Anjum's Blog – January 2020 Archive (18)

How Facebook Thinks its Independent Oversight Board Should Work

Facebook Inc recommended rules for how its independent oversight board will work and said a former human rights group director will lead the board’s administrative staff.…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 30, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

Corona virus death toll climbs to 132, over 5,900 infected

Corona virus death toll rises to 132 and cases reported up to 5,974 so far. 

The virus has reached 16 other countries besides China, the Chinese president declared the virus as a devil, saying China will defeat it.

The virus, which originates in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has spread to 16…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 4:34am — No Comments

IHC Hears Petition against Faisal Vawda's Dual Nationality

Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday has conducted hearing on a plea against Federal Minister Faisal Vawda's dual nationality. 

A single-member bench comprising Justice Aamir Farooq was heard the case today which was challenged by Mian Muhammad Faisal.

The text of the petition states…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 2:10am — No Comments

4 Pak students in China tested positive for Coronavirus: SAPM Zafar Mirza

Four Pakistani students in China have tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza confirmed on Wednesday. 

While talking at a press conference in Islamabad,  the SAPM refused to share the names of the affected students with the media. 

"The government will…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 1:59am — No Comments

73 people burned alive in train, SC inquired Sheikh Rashed, supposed to asked by PM, Hails to SC

SC court asked critical question with the one who talks alot and does not make sense in his own Ministry.He was asked to whether sheikh Rshed will resign after the horrific Tezgam fire in which 73 passengers perished on his watch.Ideally the question should come from the prime minister, or the minister’s cabinet colleagues, or his…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 29, 2020 at 1:47am — No Comments

GNMI Provides Digital Media Training for Hyderabad Journalists

A major increase in number of people have access to mobile phones, internet and social media in Pakistan, media has made shift towards digital.

To introduce digital media techniques …

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 23, 2020 at 2:30am — No Comments

PM Khan meets Azerbaijan president, Singapore PM on sidelines of Davos summit



Prime Minister Imran Khan met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, discussed all aspects of bilateral relations based on mutual trust and brotherhood.

The commitment to continue supporting one another in national affairs was…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:13am — No Comments

First polio case of 2020 reported in Tando Allahyar



The first polio case of Sindh in 2020 has on Wednesday been reported in Tando Allahyar.

According to details, the experts have verified that seven-month-old Komal Ayaz is diagnosed with poliomyelitis.Polio cases from other provinces were also reported after the new year began.

It…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 22, 2020 at 3:06am — No Comments

Sindh govt to lift 10-year ban on college lecturers recruitment, to appoint 1500 teachers

Sindh government on Monday has decided to lift the 10-year ban on the recruitment of colleges lecturers across the province. 

Ending the shortage of teachers, Sindh Education Department has decided to recruit 1500 lecturers of various subjects in colleges.  

According to the College Education Department, the ban on…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 20, 2020 at 5:01am — No Comments

Nails are The Minor Things That Matter the Most in Ones Personality

Not to be all downer, but we've officially hit the doldrums of winter. The holidays are over, it's still gray and freezing outside, he days are short, and spring feels a million years away.

But the latest nail trend is here to brighten things up.This season it's all about cloud nails. First spotted on Instagram by Refinery29, the trend is exactly as it…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:37am — No Comments

Only 17 People Left Poor out of 80m Population Under Poverty Alleviation Program

China's provincial government has claimed that out of the 80 million people in Jiangsu province, only 17 are poor. 

According to the Chinese media report, the government launched the Poverty Reduction Program in 2019, which is going on…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:33am — No Comments

Quetta Terrorist Attack: PM Imran Khan Seeks Immediate Report

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday has called for immediate report of terrorist attack in Quetta killed 15 people including Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Amanullah.

In a statement issued on Twitter, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that “I have demanded an…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:29am — No Comments

NA Assembly Pass Zainab Alert Bill for Child Protection

In August 2019, a parliamentary committee deferred the passage of Zainab Alert Bill with directions to the government to rationalise the "extreme" punishment proposed for sexual assault against children.All members of the committee, except a few, had opposed rigorous imprisonment until death for sexual assault of children.

Others had said that rigorous…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:16am — No Comments

Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said passes away at 79

Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East’s longest serving rulers, passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness, state media said. 

"With great sorrow and deep sadness... the royal court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:09am — No Comments

Now Drones Become Security Guards for Homes After Numerous uses

Countless uses of drones are being exposed every day, now the US and Swiss companies have jointly developed a drone that guards the house. 

It not only informs the phone app of any suspicious situation, but also gives details of it…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 1:02am — No Comments

USA knew that the Iranians Seeking to Strike the Bases

“We knew, and the Iraqis told us, that this was coming many hours in advance,” said a senior administration official, who like others quoted in the report spoke on the condition of anonymity.

“We had intelligence reports several hours in advance that the Iranians were seeking to strike the bases," the senior administration official…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 12:41am — No Comments

Judging women on her body and appearance defines YOU not HER ...so Grow Up

Armena Khan on her social media account said, I’d been deliberating whether to post this or not for a while. It’s high-time I shared a SMALL snippet of my journey with you.

So this decade, I conquered eating disorders (exacerbated by my media job), anxiety (nearly) and low self-esteem (thats right, I had it). Here I was a size 00 weighed 39…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 11, 2020 at 12:37am — No Comments

Big step to give relief to gas consumers on Prime Minister's notice

After taking notice from Prime Minister Imran Khan, it has been decided to return the amount received from the consumers in case of additional gas bills.

According to the details, Prime Minister Imran…

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Added by Sobia Anjum on January 4, 2020 at 3:36am — No Comments

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