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Karachi Literature Festival kicks off

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KARACHI – “The KLF is held to celebrate rich, ancient and diverse cultures and literatures of Pakistan so that they flourish and bloom and make an impact by becoming accessible to a wider public,” said Ameena Saiyid, managing director of Oxford University Press (OUP) and director of the Karachi Literature Festival at the inauguration ceremony […]

Balu Mahi review: Paisa vasool but stretches too long

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KARACHI: Last night at Nueplex cinemas I saw Pakistani actors dance around mountains, roll in the hay and it didn’t feel awkward. Since the onset of Lollywood’s wave of reincarnated cinema this was perhaps the first time it didn’t seem our actors were up to something alien. It was far from notions that are popularly considered […]

Fatima Surrayya Bajia remembered on first death anniversary

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Noted playwright, television personality and social worker Fatima Surrayya Bajia was remembered in the most tender and affectionate of terms by a galaxy of prominent people from all walks of life on the occasion of her first death anniversary at the Karachi Arts Council on Thursday evening. All the speakers recalled how she was a […]

Tayyaba torture case : Child maid’s father dubs torture claims ‘baseless’

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ISLAMABAD: The child maid torture case took a new turn on Friday when the 10-year-old victim’s father told a judge that the torture case, registered against a sessions judge and his wife on the complaint of his daughter, was ‘baseless’. Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Asif Mehmood granted bail-before-arrest to his former colleague ADSJ Raja […]

HRCP concerned at ‘vicious campaign’ on TV

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LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on Friday expressed grave concern over a vicious campaign by a TV anchorperson against several journalists and rights defenders. In a statement, the Commission said: “The HRCP has been horrified by the licence given to an anchorperson on a private TV channel to ridicule renowned journalists and […]

Media freedom and hate speech

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It is a freedom that ought to be guarded jealously and ferociously at all times. The freedom of the media in Pakistan has been hard-fought and hard-won over the decades and, arguably, the challenges the industry faces today from the state and certain elements of society are comparable to some of the worst crises of […]