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Nisar decries social media campaign against judiciary, army

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday alleged that two senior politicians were ridiculing the country’s institutions and decried a ‘malicious’ social media campaign against the judiciary and the army. He was speaking at a press conference at the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) headquarters where he announced the completion of a […]


Judge accused: IHC inquires into child abuse allegations

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ISLAMABAD: Most of the world may have done away with apartheid and slavery, but these vices still rear their ugly head in our country. A lower court judge is now facing an inquiry over his alleged involvement in employing a child as a housemaid and keeping her in wrongful confinement, burning her hand over a missing […]


OMD wins ‘Pakistan Media Agency of the Year’ award

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OMD Pakistan, a part of the Omnicom Media Group, on 30th November, 2016 won the title of ‘Pakistan Media Agency of the Year’ at the Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year Awards 2016. This is OMD Pakistan’s third consecutive award at Campaign Asia’s Agency of the Year Awards, but the first time as a winner […]


Energy needs versus pollution

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It has taken a lot of scientific research and irrefutable evidence of the impacts of climate change to compel ratification of the historic Paris Agreement earlier this year. While bringing together a vast majority of governments around the world to express a commitment to fighting climate change was quite a feat, ensuring these commitments are […]


‘Withdrawal of minorities bill under pressure will create a worrying precedent’

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KARACHI: “Withdrawal of protection of minorities bill, unanimously passed by elected members of the provincial assembly, due to mounting pressure of unelected people will create a worrying precedent,” said Senator Farhatullah Babar on Thursday. He was speaking at a conference on ‘Challenges to civic freedoms in Pakistan’ organised by Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and […]


‘Burhanuddin Hassan was a pioneer of broadcast journalism in Pakistan’

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KARACHI: The memorial reference organised to celebrate the life and work of Burhanuddin Hassan, one of the stalwarts of broadcast journalism in Pakistan, took the audience back to a time of military coups and curfews, when martial law was the norm, and the media had to work within a restricted canvas unlike the present day. […]


FIA seeks access to social media data of users

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ISLAMABAD – The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has written to social media giants including Facebook and WhatsApp seeking access to data of the persons who ran a smear campaign against judiciary and the government in Pakistan. A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said that the FIA has contacted the administrations of social media after […]


The psyche and the silver screen

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We all envision our story being narrated, we look out the window during a car ride and pretend we’re in a music video, we certainly do want our lives to be a fairytale, every song makes sense when we fall in love and life ends up feeling like a 90s rom-com. Since the conception of […]


PPF urges Bahrain to end prosecution of rights’ activist

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) has written a letter to HM Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of the Kingdom of Bahrain to express its concern over the continued persecution of human rights and free speech defender Najeeb Rajab. PPF Secretary General OwaisAslam Ali, in his letter, urged the King of Bahrain to end the continued […]

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