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Every industry needs fresh new faces at one point: Zhalay Sarhadi

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For all Pakistani drama fans, Zhalay Sarhadi may be ‘the’ household name. But unlike most of the other television stars, we haven’t seen Sarhadi dive head on into the film industry. With only three film projects since the ‘revival’ of cinema, the Jalaibee actor has been quite careful in what she chooses to work on. […]

Pemra meeting to discuss improvement in standard of TV programmes

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has called a meeting with stakeholders on what it calls the deteriorating standards of content on private TV channels. “Pemra has been receiving a large number of complaints from viewers on the deteriorating standards of the TV dramas, commercials and morning shows being shown on private channels,” […]

People to decide on social media drive against PM: minister

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ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb on Monday said that the people would decide about the vilification campaign against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family on social media. She slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for running a vilification campaign against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family in […]

False blasphemy accusation is a serious crime: IHC

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ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad High Court on Monday directed FIA director general to submit a report how some bloggers who allegedly committed blasphemous and anti-state activities on social media managed to leave Pakistan. The court directed the Federal Investigation Agency chief to personally supervise the inquiry and take action strictly in accordance with the law. […]

Sindh Assembly passes transparency, right to information bill

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KARACHI: The provincial assembly on Monday carried The Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Bill, 2016, as amended by a select committee comprising 10 lawmakers belonging to all parliamentary parties in the house, providing transparency and access to information to every citizen in matters of public importance. The assembly also constituted a body to monitor […]

IHC judge offers himself for open trial before SJC

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ISLAMABAD: Hearing the petition seeking removal of blasphemous content from social media, a Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge on Monday dispelled the impression that the case in anyway was linked with a reference pending against him in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). He said he was ready to face an open trial even in the […]

Senators urge parliament’s role in exposing elements behind incidents

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ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Senate on Monday called on parliament to play its role in unearthing the elements behind the mysterious disappearances and equally mysterious reappearances of the bloggers. Through a joint motion PPP’s Senator Farhatullah Babar and Usman Khan Kakar of PkMAP on the mysterious disappearances of bloggers urged the Chairman Senate Mian Raza […]

PM’s son-in-law wants ban on social media

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ISLAMABAD: Issues of blasphemous content on social media and recent incidents of mysterious disappearances of some bloggers once again resonated in both houses of parliament on Monday but with different tone and notes. The upper house took the matter after a motion was moved by two opposition senators whereas it was taken up through points of […]

IHC seeks detailed report on missing bloggers

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court Monday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report on the activities of four bloggers – who went missing earlier this year and resurfaced a few days later – and how they had managed to leave Pakistan. Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui ordered the FIA Director […]