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Sindh’s crafts displayed on lawns of Mohatta

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KARACHI: It seemed like all the traditional crafts Sindh is known for, including its music and food, could suddenly be accessed at the lawns of the Mohatta Palace Museum in the shape of Sindh Indigenous and Traditional Crafts Company’s (Sitco) three-day Craft Mela, which opened here on Friday. People were not just buying the beautiful […]

Omran Shafique: A magnificent life

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Omran Shafique is returning to Coke Studio in a much more comprehensive manner this year. Seen here with Bilal Maqsood, on the sets of Coke Studio 8. The music producer and guitarist talks to Instep about Coke Studio, playing with Chand Tara Orchestra, Undercover and more… Every other artist, it seems, wants to get on […]

Jang Group’s annual magazine ‘Kaisa Hoga 2017’ published

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s respected media organisation the ‘Jang Group’ has once again published its annual magazine through a special licence of ‘The Economist’. The magazine features opinions and predictions regarding the situation of Pakistan and the world in 2017 by international experts and renowned writers. What is hidden in the coming year? Is the future of […]

Ban on Indian content: notice to Pemra, Centre

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court chief justice on Friday issued notices to the federal government and the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on a petition challenging a ban on broadcasting Indian content on television. M/s Leo Communications had filed the petition assailing a circular issued by Pemra on Oct 19, 2016 for being ultra […]

Negative freedom

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The case of a popular televangelist-cum-anchor who was recently banned by the national electronic media watchdog is merely a kernel of the deeper malaise afflicting the Pakistani society: negative freedom. England in the 18th century was the cradle of liberalism: both economic and social. Laissez-faire, literally translated as ‘leave us alone’, was the economic doctrine, […]

‘Khabaristan Times’ ban

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It has a small but dedicated readership — a smart, knowledgeable online publication catering to a young, politically savvy class of readers. In short, ‘Khabaristan Times’, the satirical Pakistan website poking fun at state and society in equal measure, is a project worth admiring — and vigorously defending when it comes under attack by a […]