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Remembering Faiz

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February is the birth month of arguably the best Urdu poet of all time – Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He touched millions of hearts around the world by exhibiting masterful ingenuity in his writings and by providing provocative revolutionary messages that will continue to heal distressed souls for all times to come.   February is the […]

Police arrest man for raping, killing six-year-old girl

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MULTAN: A man, who has been on the run after raping and murdering a six-year-old girl a few days back, was arrested by police on Tuesday from Multan. A police official told The Express Tribune, “The body of six-year-old Shazia was recovered from a vacant house in Rajanshah.” He added, “Torture marks were also visible on […]

Zama Awaz: K-P Assembly launches helpline for women

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PESHAWAR: If you are a woman living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and you are facing domestic violence, sexual harassment, child marriage or deprivation of inheritance rights then you can dial 091-9212026 to directly register your complaint at the K-P Assembly. The K-P Assembly has launched Zama Awaz [My Voice] helpline for women aimed at providing them […]

Trump vs the media

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The crisis in American democracy reached another low after US President Donald Trump escalated his verbal attacks on the American news media. After the media reported an FBI inquiry into White House links with Russia Trump decided to call the media ‘a great danger’ to the US and an ‘enemy of the people’. Major news […]

Musharraf begins TV career as analyst

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Former military ruler, retired general Pervez Musharraf, has launched a career as a political analyst on a weekly television talk show, a prominent role for the ex-leader who lives in Dubai and faces several criminal cases at home. The show, “Sab Se Pehle Pakistan with President Musharraf”, debuted Sunday on Bol TV which recently ran […]

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IHC allows Amir Liaquat to conduct his show

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday allowed anchorperson Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain to conduct his show on a private television channel, suspending the ban imposed on his programme by Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra). Pemra had banned Amir Liaquat’s show Aisay Nahi Chalay Ga for ‘hate speech’ in January. Following the court […]

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‘Right to information, freedom of expression are important for ensuring human rights’

ISLAMABAD: The right to information and freedom of expression are preconditions for a transparent debate and for ensuring basic human rights, said Ambassador of Denmark Ole Thonke on Tuesday. The ambassador was speaking at a Journalism Excellence Award ceremony hosted by International Media Support in collaboration with think tank Individualland (IL) Pakistan. Mr Thonke said […]

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