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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Room to grow: NAPA inaugurates new Basement Playhouse

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KARACHI: With a seating capacity of around 100 people, the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) inaugurated a newly built basement theatre in their new building on Sunday evening. The new performance space built in the basement of the Napa auditorium was designed for mini theatres and performances which do not need large sets and a […]


Ali Zafar launches PSL anthem ‘Ab Khel Jamay Ga’

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We can’t get enough of Ali Zafar nowadays. Whether he’s teasing us with his Teefa in Trouble updates, or gearing up for his upcoming performance alongside reggae star Shaggy, Zafar is thankfully in the limelight for all the right reasons. The latest reason is his song ‘Ab Khel Jamay Ga’ which is the official anthem […]


‘Voice must be raised for all missing persons as selective outcry won’t do’

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Though the return of the four bloggers who had gone missing earlier this month has come as a relief to many, Pakistani activists were reminded on Monday that there were countless others who had yet to return home. “Our efforts were fruitful but this doesn’t in any way guarantee the return of thousands of activists […]


Chairman empowered to establish Pemra’s writ

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Monday expressed its resolve to pursue all pending cases in the courts professionally and vigorously by hiring the best available lawyers of Pakistan. This was decided in the 123rd Authority Meeting of Pemra held at Pemra Headquarters here. The meeting was presided over by Absar Alam, […]


Maya Ali revealed as leading lady in Teefa in Trouble

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Lahore (PR) – Leading television star Maya Ali is set to make her cinematic debut in Ahsan Rahim’s TEEFA IN TROUBLE starring opposite heartthrob Ali Zafar. Following Ali’s exciting title reveal last week, Maya took to her official Instagram and Facebook accounts to announce her news to over 1.5 million fans. In her exclusive social […]


Projects to fight child labour found wanting

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ISLAMABAD: A total of seven projects in the public sector have been functioning in the four provinces to fight against child labour, four of which are in Punjab alone for which over Rs911 million have already been released, but the designed outcome of these projects is yet to see the light of day. Some projects for […]


‘Karachi Art Summit’ all set to promote arts

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Karachi: In the world of arts, summits facilitate platforms where knowledge is exchanged, information is transferred and expertise is demonstrated. This year, art summit is coming to Karachi that will bring together artists from all over Pakistan on the platform of Karachi Art Summit to be held at eight to ten different venues of the […]


Climate Change Adaptation Project to benefit 185 million population

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s $36 million Climate Change Adaptation Project responding to Glacial Outburst in Northern Pakistan will benefit 185 million population of the country. The project was approved by Green Climate Fund (GCF) during its 14th Board meeting held in Republic of Korea last year. The project was submitted by Ministry of Climate Change together with […]


Family says missing activist safe

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  ISLAMABAD: A third Pakistani activist who went missing earlier this month is safe, his family told AFP Sunday, a day after two of the other disappeared men were confirmed secure. The activist, named only as Asim by his family for safety reasons, was among five who went missing more than two weeks ago, sparking […]


Unfettered access: Journalists muzzled by NA coverage ban

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ISLAMABAD: Instead of allowing journalists to give live coverage of the proceedings in parliament and enforcing strict discipline among lawmakers, the National Assembly speaker slapped a ban on the use of mobile phones and cameras for media coverage. The government was previously reluctant to allow live telecast of parliamentary proceedings. The ban was imposed on Friday […]


Unfettered access: Journalists muzzled by NA coverage ban

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ISLAMABAD: Instead of allowing journalists to give live coverage of the proceedings in parliament and enforcing strict discipline among lawmakers, the National Assembly speaker slapped a ban on the use of mobile phones and cameras for media coverage. The government was previously reluctant to allow live telecast of parliamentary proceedings. The ban was imposed on […]


The dangers of Amir Liaquat

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There is a tendency to treat the purveyors of bombastic outrage with patronising contempt; only an utter fool, the argument goes, would actually believe that a massive wall could end illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States, or that the recent US elections were characterised by widespread voter fraud. Therefore, when Donald Trump says […]


Missing activists make contact with families

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ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Two of the five activists who were reported missing earlier this month on Saturday made contact with their families for the first time in over three weeks. Poet and academic Salman Haider and Nankana-resident Ahmed Raza Naseer made contact with their respective families in the morning to say that they were safe, family members […]


Suspect involved in rape, murder of minor girl, four others held in Karachi

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KARACHI: The city police claimed on Saturday that they had arrested five suspects, including one involved in the rape and murder of a minor girl in Machhar Colony and a “mastermind” in the Shershah junk market carnage case, in which over a dozen shopkeepers were killed. Speaking at a press conference at his office, City […]