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If wanting equal rights makes me a feminist, then I’m a proud one!: Sohai Ali Abro

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ISLAMABAD: Sohai Ali Abro, undoubtedly, exudes confidence, determination and mild narcissism that surprisingly comes across as rather forthcoming. From acclaimed theatrical performances, to television chartbusters like Tanhai, Pyaaray Afzal and Tumhari Natasha, the starlet swiftly made her leap into the local cinema scene with Pakistan’s two most highest grossing films –Yasir Nawaz’s Wrong No and the […]

‘Journalists make great poets’

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KARACHI: Journalists make great poets. They have a way of knowing, understanding and looking at society and global happenings. How can you write if you don’t know what’s happening in the world. Poet Javed Saba said this at the launch of poet and journalist Nasira Zuberi’s third book, titled Teesra Qadam, on Saturday at Karachi Press […]

‘DNA testing vital in cases of gender-based violence’

A number of civil society and women rights activists, government officials and media personnel met Qazi Shahid Pervez, the provincial home secretary, and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee chief Zubair Habib separately to discuss upgrading the forensics laboratory with DNA testing facilities. Called the Provincial Steering Forum (PSF), the delegation included Shehla Qureshi, the city division’s […]

Broken news

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THOSE familiar with zen meditation will know what a koan is. For the rest of us: a koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. What is the sound of one hand clapping? If a tree falls in the […]

ZTE to expand digital TV service offering in Pakistan

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BEIJING – China’s ZTE is expanding its partnership in Pakistan to extend digital television services into more regions of the country, including in remote mountainous areas, Zhang Zhenhui, executive vice president at the company, told CNBC on Saturday. The Shenzhen-based tech and telecom company will sign the agreement on Sunday (today) at China’s Belt and […]

Nisar orders crackdown on anti-army material online

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday ordered the cybercrime wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against those involved in an anti-army campaign on social media platforms. “Under constitutional guidelines on freedom of expression, unwarranted criticism of security forces and other institutions responsible for the defence of the realm […]

Pakistan Press Foundation is concerned over the detention of six online media activists

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand has expressed concern over the detention of six online media activists including human rights lawyer Prawet Praphanukul and activist Danai Tibsuya under lèse majesté law. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government of Thailand instead of […]