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Child abuse case: Capital lacks crisis centres for minor victims

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ISLAMABAD: As police brought back a bruised and visibly disheveled 10-year-old T* from the house of a lower court judge in the capital, they had no other option but to place her in a crisis centre for women who have faced violence. The lack of options stemmed from the fact that Islamabad, like much of the […]

Feminist theatre group gives voice to the powerless

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KARACHI: Ni main kusamba chun chun haari [I am tired of picking up safflower] The first line of a kafi about plight of flower pickers by Bulleh Shah gives it the façade of a tale of sorrow. However, a closer reading exposes the social forces involved in exploiting women who plucked flowers. The narrator’s awareness of […]

US and Pakistani groups perform at a musical concert

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Scores of music lovers thronged the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) to enjoy a concert featuring Sangat, an ensemble of musicians from the University of Texas (UT), Austin, and NAPA on Friday night. The concert showcased the success of a three-year university partnership between the two schools, supported by a Rs 100 million US […]

Telcos allowed network sharing for better service

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KARACHI: The regulatory authority has allowed telecom operators including the 3G and 4G mobile phone internet service providers that they can share their networks with competitors in order to make the best commercial use of the allocated spectrums among them. In this regard, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) unveiled the Spectrum Trading Framework on Friday. For […]

A guideline to Pemra to amend its 2009 policy

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LAHORE: The progressive judgment by a full bench of Lahore High Court declaring that broadcasters are eligible for Direct-to-Home (DTH) Satellite TV licenses is an important guideline to Pemra to correct its policy since 2009 that has retarded growth of Pakistan broadcast industry. The retarding impact of Pemra Rules 2009 that barred broadcasters from owning […]

Pemra to launch interactive learning programme

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) will launch an interactive learning programme for ensuring implementation of the Code of Conduct. It has been titled: ‘The Code of Conduct: A Collective Responsibility.’ It will be an interaction with media houses and journalists from the second week of January 2017. The purpose of this initiative […]

Artist restores defaced murals on Karachi Press Club walls

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KARACHI: The man who painted city heroes outside the walls of Karachi Press Club saw his hard work ruined before his eyes when some politico-religious groups vandalised the walls on Thursday. “If they do it five times, I will redo the painting myself five times,” said artist Haider Ali, the chief executive officer at Phool Patti. […]