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First Music Festival For Children Concludes In Lahore

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The past couple of years have seen an increase in the number of festivals taking place across the country. Aside from events organized for the youth and adults, there are unique events that cater to children where they can learn and enjoy at the same time. One such festival that aimed to integrate music with […]

Karachi Literature Festival 2017 Is On The Way

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Each New Year brings with it a number of festivals that challenge, provoke and make us think about issues that matter. Music, literature, theatre and film festivals have the unique power to not only bring people together but also inculcate a sense of community that is so important in this increasingly polarizing age. In that […]

400 Radio Pakistan employees paid below minimum wage

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ISLAMABAD: At least 400 employees of the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) are being paid less than the federal minimum wage. The Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) however, has said that following litigation in the labour courts, it would shortly notify increases in wages to match the minimum standard. Officials at the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) labour department […]

Amn Ki Asha was a good step, Mir Shakil, Jang/Geo wrongly blamed, regrets Lord Nazir

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ISLAMABAD: “I feel regret”, said British MP Lord Nazir Ahmad while admitting that he had leveled serious allegations against Geo/Jang group and its Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman after he was approached and mis-fed by people representing a TV channel (ARY) in Pakistan. “A subsequent investigation carried out by myself proved all the allegations against Geo/Jang group […]

Activists share concerns for safety amid attacks on free speech

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KARACHI: In the light of a recent Supreme Court order that halted airing of hateful content on electronic media, activists from various civil rights organisations held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss their concerns for safety amid “attacks on free speech” and asked if the state was “still backing fascist gangs on streets”. The concern […]

Legislation: National Assembly passes thalassemia screening bill

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ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed the Compulsory Blood Test of the Relatives of Tallahassee Patient Bill-2017, making it compulsory for couples to get tested before entering into wedlock. PPP’s Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho piloted the bill as private members’ bill that was passed with some amendments. The house also passed another private members’ bill […]

Book on Rabbani’s short stories

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ISLAMABAD: He introduces himself as a lawyer and constitutional scholar with a “distinguished career of public service” as a politician. But the very first tale of “Invisible People”, the book he just authored, talks volumes about the failings of what he has been practicing all throughout his life. Senator Raza Rabbani’s “Invisible People” is a […]

PPF seeks justice killing Bangladeshi reporter

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Sheikh Hasina Wazid,  Prime Minister of Bangladesh, expressed concerned over the killing of Abdul Hakin Shimul associated with the Bangla-language daily Samakal. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Bangladesh the culprits with weapons used in the incident and we urge your government to […]