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DHA to take stern action against fake websites

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QUETTA – The administration of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has taken strong exception of the news that some people were fleecing public on fake ID of DHA Quetta website. According to a press release, it was decided in a high level meeting held on Tuesday that a crackdown against all those running fake websites would […]

Advisory issued on WhatsApp video calling feature

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ISLAMABAD: The National Telecom and Information Technology Security Board (NTISB) has issued an advisory for prevention against cyber espionage stating that “Indian hostile agencies are attempting to hack mobiles of Pakistani users” through WhatsApp video calling feature. The advisory issued by the NTISB mentions that WhatsApp has recently launched video calling feature and because of […]

Art of conversation: Artist finds self through East-West fusion

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KARACHI: Showcasing a fusion of the East and West, artist Farhat Ali opened his second solo show at Sanat Gallery on Tuesday. The exhibition, titled ‘Intimate Encounters on the Fractured Landscape’, showcases 17 art pieces by the artist primarily made with the medium of gouache on wasli. “This is a Mughal and Western painting inspired collection,” […]

Reviving the film industry

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Pakistan’s rich cultural context made a forceful impression in New York in 2016. It is now expected that the momentum will continue as we begin the new year. Several exhibitions held in the city in 2016 carried works of contemporary Pakistani artists, including those based in the US. Some of the events were promising firsts, […]

Judicial commission seeks lab results of Sindh’s water samples in 10 days

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The judicial commission investigating the government’s failure to provide citizens with clean drinking water, sanitation facilities and healthy environment directed the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources chairman on Tuesday to run microbiological and chemical tests on surface and subsoil water in different areas of the province. The SHC judicial commission headed by Justice […]

‘Violence-related fatalities in Balochistan, Punjab increased in 2016’

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ISLAMABAD: Balochistan and Punjab saw a marginal increase in violence in 2016, with Balochistan seeing an almost 10pc rise in fatalities caused by violence since 2015, and Punjab seeing the highest number of fatalities in the province in four years, the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) has found. Fatalities in Balochistan rose from […]

PPF seeks fair trial of detained Belarusian bloggers

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to President Alexander Lukashenkoof Belarus, expressed concern over the arrest of bloggers Yury Paulavets and DzmitryAlimkin. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Belarus to properly investigate the charges against Paulavets and Alimkin, and ensure they get a fair hearing. The letter also emphasized the […]

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Pakistan: Re-investigation into journalist Shan Dahar’s murder case demanded

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the slain journalist’s victim family on Tuesday demanded of Sindh government to fulfill its promise of arresting the killers of assassinated journalist Shan Dahar, the Bureau Chief of Abb Takk Television Larkana, conduct effective re-investigation into his murder case and provide compensation and jobs to the victim’s children, which had […]

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Weekly Content Monitoring Report from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) monitored 93 news items in both newspapers and TV channels during the week. Fifty six of the news makers were males, 30 females; while in seven news items gender of spokesperson was not mentioned. 35 news items were related to media regulation; 17 related to media development; 13 were from media […]

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