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Media worker’s killing

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THE death of a 22-year-old cameraman who worked for Samaa TV has led to the usual round of condemnation. Officials, right up to the level of prime minister, have condemned the death of young Taimur, who like so many media workers must have felt the pressure that is exerted by media houses on their employees […]

Pemra suspends Dr Shahid Masood, show for 30 days

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s electronic media regulator on Monday suspended talk show anchor Dr Shahid Masood and his programme, Live with Dr Shahid Masood, on Bol television for 30 days. It also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on the Bol network for making baseless allegations against the Pakistan Army and the federal ministers for finance […]

Two police teams formed to investigate deadly attack on DSNG

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KARACHI: A formal police investigation was launched into the deadly attack on the vehicle of a TV news channel on Sunday, with two separate teams of investigators being formed on Monday as the chief minister sought daily progress report of the investigation, while the interior minister assured the TV channel of early arrest of the […]

Crime novelists share writing tips at KLF

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KARACHI: One of the great things about the Karachi Literature Festival is that it not only provides a rejuvenating and enjoyable experience for literature enthusiasts but it offers a valuable learning platform for aspiring writers. It enables several young novelists to interact and hear from experienced writers and gain significant tips from senior professionals. On the […]

SALU observes World Radio Day

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SUKKUR: World Radio Day was observed by the Department of Media Studies, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. The department observed the day, following the proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2012. The department observed this day by using the slogan “Radio is You” in collaboration with the Radio Pakistan, […]

Family loses sole breadwinner in TV van attack

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KARACHI: Young cameraman, Taimur, who died in the attack on a Samaa TV van on Sunday was the sole breadwinner for his family of five. Since his father became paralysed, the 22-year-old took care of the family income by juggling two jobs – one in a buckle factory during the day, and the other as an […]

Robin Ghosh remembered on first death anniversary

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LAHORE: Robin Ghosh, the man behind some of Lollywood’s most popular tunes, was remembered by his contemporaries on his first death anniversary on February 13. The six-time Nigaar award winner was the husband of legendary Pakistani actor, Shabnam. Of his many achievements, one of the greatest was the songs he composed for Aaina – one of the most […]

Mall mauled

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At least 13 people, including a DIG Traffic and an SSP Operations, were killed and 84 others injured when a ‘suicide bomber’ exploded himself near a protest demonstration of Chemists Association at Faisal Chowk near Punjab Assembly building here on Monday evening. The incident occurred around 6:10pm when a suicide bomber reached near the police […]

Lahore Literary Festival 2017 commences from 24th

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LAHORE: The fifth, three-day edition of the annual Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) commences Friday, Feb 24, at the Alhamra Art Center, Mall Road. With a roster of over 100 tantalizing thinkers from home and abroad—including Lebanon, Syria, Indonesia, South Africa, Germany, the U.S., the U.K.—LLF 2017 will feature thought-provoking panel discussions with some of the […]