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Lux Style Awards 2017 nominations revealed

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With a total of 10 categories, fashion is the heaviest segment at the Lux Style Awards and is always a reason of excitement, disgruntlement, controversy and scandal in the industry. This year, one can sense a definite drift towards recognizing younger talent, whether it’s in the pool of models or fashion photographers. The annual awards […]

A future for minorities

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As the first national census for 18 years commences Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif used the occasion of the Hindu holiday of Holi to lay out his views — and by extension the views of his government — relating to the minority religious groups within the majority Muslim population. The PM pledged on Tuesday 14th March […]

Pemra chief’s appointment challenged

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ISLAMABAD: A private television channel and its anchorperson on Wednesday moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) chairman. The BOL Media Group and anchorperson Aamir Liaquat Hussain, in their petition, requested the court to set aside the appointment of Absar Alam as Pemra chairman. Challenging […]

‘Give the management of Karachi zoo to experts’

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KARACHI: Increasing concerns over the rights of captive animals have led to major changes at zoos around the world in the last few decades. While this process of transformation is continuing with more scientific data emerging on the complexity of animal life and the negative effects of captivity, there exists a strong opinion against the […]

Concern over statements to try politician under cyber crime law

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Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced grave concern over government representatives’ statements regarding trying a key political leader under the cyber crime law. The commission also expressed alarm over some parliamentarians seeking to malign the country’s leading human rights defender. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the commission said: “HRCP is […]

Filters can’t help block 100pc objectionable contents: PTA

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ISLAMABAD: Though the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) claims to have proposed installation of filters to the Information Technology and Telecommunication Ministry, the ministry denies having received any such proposal. A spokesperson for the IT Ministry, Saghir Ahmed Wattoo, told Business Recorder that the ministry has not received any such proposal, besides even filters cannot block […]