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Manto’s short stories presented at Napa festival

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KARACHI: Within the first few minutes of the performance Absolut Manto at the International Theatre and Music Festival of the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) on Sunday, the world building of Saadat Hasan Manto, and spellbinding performances by a star cast, had the complete attention of the audience. A production of Olomopolo Media from […]

Child abuse

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THE passage of the draft National Commission on the Rights of the Child Bill, 2015, during the current session of the National Assembly is an important step in the right direction. It is neither designed to be a panacea nor is it likely to eliminate the scourge of child employment and abuse. But if the […]

President ratifies Hindu marriage law

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LAHORE: In order to provide greater legal rights to Hindu families, President Mamnoon Hussain signed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2017 into law on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. According to a statement issued by the president’s office, the law aims to protect the marriage, the family, the mother, and child and also […]

Social media: Govt to gag opponents in guise of ban on blasphemous contents?

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ISLAMABAD: The move to block social media in the country ostensibly to end access to blasphemous contents on the web pages is largely viewed as the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) tactic to impose curbs on its critics who actively use Facebook and twitter. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan was the first who reacted […]

Our right to know

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Even though the 18th Amendment to the constitution specifically states that the public has a right to know what the government is up to, there is no specific law demanding transparency. The Freedom of Information Ordinance – introduced by Pervez Musharraf and still in operation – is riddled with loopholes. A Right to Information Bill […]