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Pemra fines channel over derogatory remarks

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on Geo News over ‘derogatory remarks’ directed at Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in one of its programme on February 12. In a statement, Pemra said two guests, Ijaz […]


Top departments reluctant to give information under RTI law

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ISLAMABAD: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Provincial Assembly has released the details of MPAs who availed themselves of medical facilities from the public exchequer; however the same information sought under the Freedom of Information Act 2002 is still awaited from National Assembly and Senate despite passage of almost a month. This scribe sent an information request to […]


OBITUARY: Journalist Mooraj passes away

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Eminent journalist and writer Anwar Mooraj passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 86. He leaves two sons. Mr Mooraj was born in London on Feb 15, 1931. He belonged to a distinguished family from Bhopal and went to Doon School, Dehradun. After Partition, his family migrated to Pakistan. He graduated from the London School […]


Terminology in journalism

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AN item in the press appearing some days ago under the headline ‘Ahmadi professor found murdered’, drew attention to the challenges of news coverage, especially news related to crime. Such a report could have been given quite a few other headings. For instance, the heading could have been ‘A woman found murdered’. The common reaction […]


Govt, army draw a line under Dawn probe saga

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ISLAMABAD: The standoff between the military and the civilian government over the recommendations issued in the wake of an inquiry into a Dawn story finally ended on Wednesday after the army’s spokesperson announced the decision to withdraw its controversial tweet. The April 29 tweet by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor […]


Role of Sindh women legislators recognized

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Karachi:  Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in collaboration with Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in continuation of Women Day celebrations by paying tribute to women parliamentarians presented shields to female legislators of different political parties on May 9 at Sindh Assembly Karachi. PPF team presented shields to Ms. Sharmila Farooqi, Pakistan Peoples Party’s member of […]


2016 saw highest number of disappearances in six years, HRCP report finds

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ISLAMABAD: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) spokesperson, Asma Jahangir, on Wednesday said courts that are responsible for protecting human rights have been infringing on the rights of the people. “People speak highly about the military courts and claim they provide timely justice but they decided 274 cases during two years. On the other […]


Rules for Hindu marriage law yet to be framed

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ISLAMABAD: Though it has become an act of parliament, the first family law for Hindus remains useless as rules for the law have not yet been prepared. Implementing the Hindu Marriage Act seems to be challenging for the authorities as the law demands the establishment of marriage registrars, who have to be Hindus, for registering […]


Encounters of the Third Kind under way

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KARACHI: We often talk about art as a political statement. This pushes into the background a very important aspect of art: of a cultural commentator. The rapid changes that have taken place on the political front in the last two decades have influenced the artist community in an unusually strong manner. The cultural aspect is […]