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November 22, 2007

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Karachi

November 22, 2007

SSP orders action against hoax callers

Islamabad

Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Islamabad has asked the Incharge Rescue 15 to maintain the record of hoax callers and take legal action against them. During his visit to Rescue 15, the SSP urged the citizens not to dial 15 just for fun and cooperate with police in the efforts to bring ease for public. He said the contact of help-seekers becomes impossible in case of emergency due to hoax calls. The SSP also addressed the Probationer ASIs and hoped that they would bring good name for the Islamabad Police.



PNCA to hold cultural show today

Rawalpindi: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will hold a cultural and puppet show today (November 22) in connection with Universal Children Day celebrations.The colourful show by children of different schools and National Puppet Theatre will be held at Faizul Islam High School, says a statement issued here Wednesday. Children from various schools will present tableaux, National songs, folk dances and also participate in spot painting and speech contest, while the puppeteer will present skits and stories highlighting social and children’s issues including education, health and environment. Meanwhile, National Puppet Theater of PNCA will organise a free Puppet show here on November 23 at Liaquat Memorial hall for children.

Women’s rights workshop today

Islamabad: A two-day training workshop on ‘Women’s Rights & Gender Sensitive Reporting’ is starting today (Thursday) under the auspices of ActionAid Pakistan, an international anti-poverty organisation. The key objectives of the training are to sensitise reporters/journalists about issues of women’s rights and to development awareness about different forms of violations, infringements and abuses of women’s rights. The workshop is aimed at identifying patriarchal elements within and outside the society that result in women’s subordination and

exclusion.

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