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PPF Weekly Content Monitoring Report from January 23-29

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Three missing bloggers news of returning back to homes dominated both print and electronic media during the week. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned a program under allegations of spreading hatred, which was set aside by Sindh High Court (SHC).However, a social activist registered case against anchor, channel’s owner and others under sections of […]


Pakistan Freelance Journalists Group (PFJG) formed

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Karachi Feb 1: Freelance journalists from across the country have decided to form the Pakistan Freelance Journalists Group (PFJG) to promote their rights, safety and professional development. The group will include freelance reporters, editors, editorial writers, photo journalists and camera persons working in print, broadcasting and new media. The group felt that freelance journalists are […]


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“Actors nowadays have an attitude problem”

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This week Resham took social media by storm with her gorgeous presence in a fashion video by The Pink Tree, Mohsin Sayeed’s designer label. When questioned on why he chose Resham for the part, he earnestly replied: “Because Resham is the epitome of grace and beauty,” and we quite agree. Resham is one of those unique […]


Nine-day art, literature festival in Larkana ends

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LARKANA: The nine-day ‘Health, education, art and literature’ festival organised by the Sindhu Vaas Foundation (SVF) drew to an end on Tuesday with a ceremony attended by a large number of people from all walks of life in the Bhitai Adabi Hall of the Larkana Arts Council. Among the other closing-day features was a free […]


‘Oscar nomination feels something outside the realm of my reality’

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KARACHI: A film featuring a Pakistani-American cinematographer, Nausheen Dadabhoy, has been nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category. The film, La femme et le TGV, has been directed by Timo von Guten and produced by Giacun Caduff. It is a touching story involving a lonely woman and an inter-city high-speed […]


President stresses focus on IT for economic stability

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said that focus on Information Technology (IT) for stability of national economy was must and the use of IT was the need of the hour to inform the young generation about modern learning and research trends. Addressing the Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016 ceremony for persons with disability at […]


You can’t raise a hand to kids in Sindh any more

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Provincial assembly passes bill against corporal punishment; unanimous resolution criticises petrol price hike To protect children across Sindh from physical punishment, the provincial legislature acted as a cohesive group to pass the relevant bill on Tuesday. The Sindh Prohibition of Corporal Punishment Bill 2015 was referred to the house’s Standing Committee on Higher, Technical Education and […]


Show-cause notices issued to industries secretary, additional health secretary

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Judicial commission seeks replies of officials on waste disposal latest by today after the January 30 deadline lapsed Judicial commission looking into the city’s water and sanitation issues, on Tuesday, issued show cause notices to secretary industries and additional secretary health for not complying with the commission’s orders. They were told to submit their respective […]


SC stops SHC from acting against Pemra chief

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday restrained the Sindh High Court (SHC) from holding contempt proceedings against the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman and directed the management of Bol TV to appear at the next hearing on February 6. The directives were issued over an appeal filed by Pemra against an SHC order granting […]


Banning Coverage

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National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq has announced that the government is looking to ban cell phone footage of parliamentary proceedings on Friday, as a result of the scuffle that took place in the National Assembly recently. The state has found issue with the subsequent criticism of both the government and opposition parties because a cell […]


Condolence reference held

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Rawalpindi: Rawalpindi Arts Council arranged a condolence reference in memory of senior poet, columnist and ‘Sukhanwar’ president of Aftab Zia. Arshad Malik, Wafa Chishti, Mehboob Zafar, Anjum Khaleeq, Dr Zahid Chughtai, Rana Abdul Baqi, Jalil Aali, Yousaf Hassan, Professor Mqsood Jafferi, Naveed Malik, Mazhar Shahzad, Farkhanda Shamim, Naheed Manzoor and Resident Director Waqar Ahmed paid […]


FIA books Salman Haider, others in blasphemy case

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has lodged a case against Salman Haider and others for allegedly committing blasphemy on social media. FIA Deputy Director Noman Ashraf Bodla has directed the investigation officer to call Prof Haider to FIA office and engage him in investigation. The FIA also directed that the professor is not allowed […]


RTI Law: Senate body agrees on draft with some amendments

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Select Committee on Right to Information (RTI) Law has agreed on the draft of the much-delayed legislation with some amendments. The committee met in the chair of Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians (PPP) Senator Farhatullah Babar here on Tuesday. The members reviewed all the clauses of the RTI law and decided to give the […]