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Abducted blogger breaks silence after recovery

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ISLAMABAD: A digital activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance, but is refusing to point fingers at the abductors. Ahmad Waqass Goraya was among five activists who vanished from different cities of Pakistan in early January. Human Rights Watch, opposition lawmakers and activists have said their near simultaneous abductions pointed to […]

Protecting children

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“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela Our society – where children are considered to be a commodity by many – does not appear to have a graceful soul. Children are vulnerable to maltreatment universally but in our case, the […]

‘Pakistan among countries most affected by climate change’

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Islamabad: Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Wednesday said Pakistan ranked seventh among the countries most affected by climate change and faced disasters like floods, droughts, sea intrusion and glaciers melting. He, however, said the government was taking all necessary corrective measures. The minister was speaking to newly-appointed country representative of the Asia […]

Answer Pemra first, then go to HC, SC tells private channel

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the prohibitory order of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra), banning aprivate TV channel programme hosted by Amir Liaquat Hussain. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ameer Hani Muslim and comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel heard the appeal filed […]

Media jihadists

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YOU might think that being a press officer of the militant Islamic State group at the moment would be a distinctly demoralising experience. The days of rapid territorial advances winning shocked headlines around the globe are over. And with the Iraqi and Syrian government forces advancing in both Mosul and northern Syria, there is from […]

Govt grants scholarships to 3,000 Afghan students

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ISLAMABAD: The government has launched a programme for capacity building of universities in war-torn Afghanistan and awarded 3,000 scholarships to Afghan students studying in Pakistan. Under the programme, another 3,000 scholarships for graduation to PhD level studies will be awarded to Afghans soon. President Mamnoon Hussain granted documents of scholarships to the Afghan students under […]

Controversial TV show resumes as SHC stays Pemra notice, again

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ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Controversial Bol TV show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga hosted by anchor Aamir Liaquat Hussain resumed on Wednesday after the Sindh High Court granted a stay order in the evening. Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ordered the channel’s management to respond to the electronic media regulator’s notice banning the show for containing hate […]

Iranian rock band Kook performs in Pakistan

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LAHORE: Iranian rock band Kook took Lahore by storm when it performed in the city on Monday night. As a bevy of music aficionados flocked to Alhamra Hall, the troupe gave the audiences a taste of Persian classical music alongside Pakistani Qawwal Sher Miandad. While the band has been performing in various part of Lahore, its […]